I love learning tips from enthusiastic girls when they come for a Bible Quilting session!
Here's a short video showing how my young friend uses watercolor pencils in her Bible Quilt:
She makes it look so easy, doesn't she?
I think I even have a set of watercolor pencils, but haven't used them this way! The baby wipe provides just enough moisture to activate smudging without being too much to bleed through the paper.
If you're decorating a template, it will provide an additional layer of paper to protect the backside of the page...or you can use this technique on the template and let it dry completely before attaching to your journal page.