Recently I saw something on line about a Smash Book and being the recluse I am here in the wilderness :-) I had no real clue what they were talking about so I started looking around the Internet. Ha should have known an Art Journal with a fancy name, or a plane ole fashion scrap book. I also found references to Junk Journals. Ah Art Journals made from repurposed materials. Since I have had it on my goals list to work more with the things I have and to be creative in ways other than beads I decided that I would just make myself a Junk Journal as an Inspiration Journal. A place to put all those little pieces of things I had cut out of magazines and the colors that seem to be drawing me lately. I started with a 2 year old catalog. (Why did I still have that I do not know)
On some of the pages I painted Gesso. That was honestly really fun and very relaxing. I needed to cover the color and the type. I have to actually add another coat of the Gesso when I want to paint on the page as things still show through.