Gesso to the rescue. My images come from a book on North West Pacific First Nation Art. I am fascinated by this art and always wanted to learn how to create images like this. The transfers were created by adding about 8 layers of Golden Soft Gel (Semi Gloss) medium in alternating directions. Once dry I soaked the paper and rubbed it off. They were then stuck down with more gel medium.
They are slightly shiny but see through.
I then stamped a number of birds from The Birds on a Wire Dylusion stamp set.
And then began to doodle my journalling. In real life there is not such a contrast in colours between the image transfers and the rest of the page. The journalling is about the fact that I don't get Twitter and can't see the point of it even though I am pretty tech savvy.
The gel medium swirled around so I thought my journalling should too. I then created a border around the pages of 140 black blocks and added a number to each to represent the 140 characters allowed in a tweet.
Another finished page.