I've started a couple of new journals using some moleskins, the ones you can get in packs of three. The paper is quite thin so I've been spending some almost therapeutic time gelling the pages together and then giving them a coat of gesso. They have a soft leathery feel now which I love. I've got two journals like this now, one for general use and one I'm preparing for this years JYC.
This is the first page in the "general" journal, all ready to go with my winged girl. I think this journal may be used for rants and out pourings so, in the main I'll only be sharing the "before" and not the afters with you. The scan isn't great but I love the wings made from patterned paper. I knocked them back with gesso and went over the pattern with a sakura glitter pen. Maybe I do have a girlie side after all.