So you may know that Art Journaling is based around trying out new techniques and simply having fun experiments on pages. But what if you used snippets of your experimentation on a layout? On this page below, I have played with different Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Paints & Stains on some Kraft tags, then laid them out as a background. It was great fun exploring the different properties of each, reacting with water, resisting each other and blending together. I stuck to the same 3-4 colours on each tag so that they still coordinated on the layout, but each one looks completely different, some subtle, some bold.
And here are a few snaps of the fun I was having playing :-)