First I'm gonna show you just a few progressional pictures.
I prime my paper with Gesso. I don't purchase watercolour paper (I should) so I prime my paper all the time.
I used Distress Stains to just dab around. I used Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick.
Ah my first border stamp. I hand-carved this myself and I'm pretty happy how it turned out. Below you will also see some houses being stamped, I hand-carved those myself too :) I re-dabbed the stains to create more interest to the page.
This is just how it's sitting in my book now.