A quick and easy way to make an interesting writing “spot” in your art journal is to use a mask. It blocks the paint to leave a blank space for writing.
The first step is to find an image that you want to use in a magazine. Carefully cut out the image. Simpler images usually work better.
Taking a page already prepped with a coat of gesso, decide where you want the blocked area to be. I turned my image over so I could still use this lovely lady elsewhere if I choose to. Add a tiny touch of glue, or rubber cement to hold the image in place.
I used Montana Gold spray paint (the kind used by graffiti artists) to make a quick design on the pages. These paints are great because you can order different size nozzles according to the kind of painting you want to do, and they come in a gazillion different colors! I ordered mine from Plaza Art Supply.
And there you have a lovely page ready for more embellishing and writing!