The one thing I love about art journals is that there is no right or wrong way to use them. I've been playing with layering textures on the page. Here is a close up of this page. See all the layers of paints, dictionary paper and when I dried the paper with my heat gun I let it bead up for even more texture.
The rubber stamp I used is from Red Lead Paperworks. I stamped her on dictionary paper and then fussy cut. Isn't she cute? This journal page is only the size of an ATC 2.5" x 3.5".