I also inked my photos and dripped some coloured water onto the edges. The journaling was very quick and easy. Just typed and cut apart. I traced the Statue's shape and inked around that area directly from my ink pad. It was easily tidied up with an eraser. This technique gives the shape a short of glow.
Here is a picture of the paper I used. It is from Art Warehouse Danelle Johnson. I made another Liberty layout that goes with this. I will show you how I used the rest of the paper!