Sometime last year I got a moleskine sketchbook. I was so nervous about doing anything in it that it stayed blank. Then I started a little drawing in it and a little magazine collaging. And then I took it with me when I visited my parents for the holidays and the poor hardly used journal ended up under some pillows and didn't get packed up when I left. I didn't notice for at least a week.
On an unexpected trip to my partents' place, I remembered to look for the moley and brought it back. It found a home under some dirty laundry. I came across it this week when I finally got around to washing some clothes. I recently got a shipment of twinkling h20 products (serendipity??) and decided to test out the radiant rain daubers on the sketchbook paper to see how much water the pages can take. (BTW, luminarte is having a HUGE sale through June 14) The page dried out nicely and is very nearly flat. I think keeping the book banded shut will straighten it out.
After I smeared on some of the radiant rain color -- of course, I had to try out four colors, why stick to just one?? --I doodled and wrote with india ink and gel pens. Then I decided to see how the gel pens and india ink would do on top of the magazine paper. The two pages don't really match, but they were fun to do. And I've done several more pages since these ones dried.
I'm also planning on making this sketchbook my handy dandy notebook to carry around in my purse and catch ideas.