Another page from this month's "Restore" kit. I love the cork gradient paper but really wanted to add more texture to it. I have a little tutorial to share on how I did this background.
I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Whipped Spackle and a palette knife to create an area of texture. I just smoothed it on and left areas thicker in some spots.
My journaling reveals my revelation that as you get older, the things that mattered so much as a youth, don't matter as much anymore. I still like to look good but all the obsessing over every wrinkle, keeping lipstick on or just worrying about what other's think is not as important as how I live life and the way I make others feel. That doesn't mean I don't take the time to buy clothes that look good on me or style my hair in the morning. I still care that I look the best I can but I don't worry about things I can't control. I do what I can to look and feel good. I think young people sometimes dress to fit in or to get someone's attention. I don't need or want to do that. I dress in what makes me feel good and comfort is key!