It's time for a book review!
I've had this book for a few years and it's a great source of reference and inspiration. The author thoroughly covers paints (including making your own), brushes, papers and very valuable information such as stretching your paper.
There are the expected sections on wet-in-wet, setting up still life and using the white of the paper and very light washes. Very expected, solid information is presented in a fresh manner. Heather is a modern artist with a fresh look to her work so there are lovely alternative, mixed media techniques.
I love this idea above. What a great inspiration for your art journal. In fact, there is a ton of great inspiration for journaling and othr paperr crafts. This
All in all, I highly recommend this book. Have a closer look over at Amazon. I'll throw in my Watercolor Basics supply list here. Maybe you'll take the plunge.