Now there is something to be said about cruising the library's used book sale, for lo and behold was a box of vintage Reader's Digest Condensed novels from the 1940's - 50's with those beautiful hardback covers. Nobody seems to read them anymore, because there are literally tons of them that get discarded and nobody is buying them. Lucky for me, I snagged them before they hit the recycling bin. They are just perfect for making personal journals to haul off to the Little World's Fair in Grahamsville.
I like to mix the covers for more interest.
Measure papers 1/4" shorter on 3 sides, (I also include some of the end papers that are aged..some have that linen quality), punch a few holes, add some binder rings...and voila. A very cool personal journal, or art journal that you can remove and add more papers to as you go along. ENJOY!
I have a supply of library DATE DUE cards to use for tags. It was a great day at the Catskill fair!