This is a picture in a New York themed calendar I altered for a journal round robin this month. It had a very gray look and feel and yet I felt drawn to it, so I wanted to leave the picture mostly in tact.
I wondered what it would look like if I tried journaling right over the photo, so I added some grit to the page with clear gesso. The sloppy lettering is what you get when you don't really know calligraphy and haven't used a dip-type calligraphy pen in 20 years LOL I just trudged on and went with the leaky fountian pen look LOL
Since I already had a bit of a grunge look going I added a couple rubberstamped images at the bottom for this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge. I was able to manage using my broken carved rubberstamp for this ... hee hee