Hi, I started my art journal today and I am really getting into it. Its so much fun to just experiment with colors and techniques. I would encourage it so much for any artist. I was given some wonderful tips on how to start my journal by using an old book, from a friend at Creative Souls. Here is her blog. Thanks so much! I went straight down to the mission store in my town and purchased a used hardcover book for $1.00. My first page is shown, and although i haven't finished it, its colorful, and fun, and I can't wait to keep layering.