This is in my Moleskine journal. The birds are a stamp that is just the outline of the birds that I painted and the swirls are a hand carved stamp. I love to carve stamps and I need to use them more in my backgrounds. This Moleskine is a sketch pad so I coat it with Gesso before I paint although you probably don't really need to. But when you coat the pages with Gesso it makes the pages kind feel like leather when you're done.