Here's a few images from Workshop 2 of the Strathmore Visual Journal workshop series. I'm still working in another journal, so any actual sketching in this journal will wait until I'm finished with the other one. These are just a few prep pages. There were some good tips in this workshop.
Here's my first three pages.
I used some oriental paper samples and paper that was wrapping some soap I bought a while back. The first two pages were trimmed and the edges of pages 2 and 3 collaged. I really love the way this turned out.
I made a pocket in the back. Why didn't I think of this before? I like haven't a pocket in my journals, but I never thought of making one myself out of the last two pages.
And finally, a couple of my page preparations. I'll be sketching over these eventually. For the first one, I used an old plastic slide holder under the page and scribbled watercolor pencil on top.
In the second one I put some lace on the page as a stencil and sprayed watercolor on the page.
I got a lot of good ideas from this class.