Here's how I made it. I used heavy watercolor paper for the cover. I painted it with acrylic paint and added torn text. After adding the text, I used bubble-wrap to paint dots, added torn paper from my stash, and added gold and red acrylics. Then I glued on the patterned-paper flower parts.
Before looking at blogs to learn more about mixed media and art journaling, I would have stopped here. Now I know that adding a little outlining and doodling is a good thing!
Thanks for looking at my first mixed-media work. I hope to do more, since it's so much fun.
Fortune cookie quote of the day: When you look down, all you see is dirt, so keep looking up.