I gessoed over the page on the left. It had had circular images glued on and these peeled off fairly easy after gessoing which left a nice effect. I removed the original matching page - it had a number of images attached that were far too small and didn't come off easily.
It was great to play with my new paints and stencils after the weekend's trip to Port Sunlight!
I added stamped, stencilled and rub on letters to link in the pen advert which was original to the page but it was still bugging me.
Happily the 'Chloe Stem' by Memory Box gave the pages a better focal point. I have a couple more pages to re-work, and one to finish, but I'm much happier with the overall look of this journal now and, who knows, I might even get a whole book finished!
I have found it interesting, looking back through this journal, at how many pages have quotes on them!