What could be more humble and accessible than a composition book. *Video embedded below.
If you are a journaling newbie and are feeling intimadated, this is the way to go. Even seasoned journalists enjoy the freedom of simple materials sometimes. It can be easier to get to the bottom of things without all of the extra materials in our way.
The "Eye" was done with charcoal on a gessoed manila folder page. Years ago, Samie Harding aka Journal Girl had a fab bookbinding tutorial using old manila folders and I made one (or two) out of gutted composition books. It's a nice surface to work on.
A page from that book made with my teen journalers. I remember that hot summer night.
In the video, I talk about keeping it simple with stamps, stencils, a touch of collage and then writing. My dylusions journal is being pressed into action as my writing journal. Enjoy!