Here are some pages I've just completed. In the first two I altered photocopied images with one of my favorite supplies, Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels, and then used several stencils and paint over sections.
Close ups of each page:
In the next journal I raided my favorite scrap box and used bits and pieces left over from previous work, and some phrases from magazines I've been collecting.
The background, which is mostly covered was done with metallic paint (the very cheapest kind you can sometimes find at Michael's for way under a dollar a bottle) and stencils. Close ups:
Although the pages in each journal are very different they all do reflect where I was at the time. Though I have enjoyed working in themed books, there is something very liberating about just doing whatever comes to mind at the moment.