I did the same thing with the little photo album. I used various quotes and then stamped over them. I used the versamark watermark stamp pad and then chalked over the image. It comes out great!
The flourish stamps were done the same way, using versamark and chalk. The flourish stamps come from Kits2Remember. They are awesome!! I really like them because they are unmounted.. but the stamps are rubber - not acrylic.