Here's another fun way to get words onto your journal pages. Use alphabet stamps, stencils or stickers to "write" your words. You can stamp directly on the page or stamp on a separate piece of paper or index card and then attach that to your page with staples or washi tape.
Here's a playful page from 2008 where I used a plastic card to create lines to target my alphabet stamping. The lines always "draw" me in and inspire words.
Above, the back cover of a children's book I altered in 2010, where I used a stencil to write the word ELUSIVE and then alphabet stamps to journal my thoughts. The words at the lower part read, "There's still so much I wish I could understand." And that's still true today. I guess we all feel like that sometimes.
I stamped a bunch of index cards this week while I was testing my ink pads to see which ones still worked. I purchased this set several years ago but I don't know the brand. I've found some cool large alphabet stamps in Traci Bunkers' shop.
Word-related things that you could add to your page: thoughts, random words, poetry, definitions, rhymes, flash fiction, monologue, dialogue or a joke to a page in your journal. This would also be a fun way to document the name of a plant or label a drawing or diagram.