Already feeling I had messed up this page, I thought, "what the heck," I'll go a darker and see what happens. It took three layers to achieve this and I'm still not thrilled with the results. BUT, as a reminder to myself, I'm not after perfection. I'm not planning to frame this page nor enter it into a competition. This is about journaling an experience and that I did achieve with this page :-)
Hand.book homemade heavy weight watercolor journal, W&N watercolors, #8 Round, and Falcon fountain pen for sketching and brown Micron for wording.