Here is one of my favorite techniques for making borders.
I start with a page in my journal that I've painted with a variety of layers.
|Then, from another journal, I make color copies of a few pages. I use pages that have a lot of detail, color and texture. Cut or tear the pages into strips to use as border designs.|
|First, I place an image, using staples rather than gel medium, and a quote into the center of the page.|
|Then, I glued the cut strips around the edge of my page, and added another contrasting paper.|
|Needing to draw the focus inward more, I added a simple border with a white Sharpie poster pen, creating the perfect finishing touch.|
Having used the color copies from other journal pages helped pull together this page fairly quickly.