A few years ago, I completed altering a large (8-1/2x11-inch) Dylusions journal into a book I called "Unexpected Convergences." In case you missed it, here's the link to my Flickr album with all the pages. I really love the Dylusions journals, especially now that the entire book contains that terrific, thick cream-colored cardstock. (It used to contain a mixture of cardstock and a white drawing paper that I loathed and immediately ripped out.) That cardstock though holds up under a lot of mediums and techniques, all piled on top of one another. These journals come in an 8x8-inch size now and I have one of those waiting in the wings for just the right project. (There's also an 8x8 journal with black paper but since I haven't seen or used it, I'm not including a link...I only provide affiliate links to products I use and love!)
In the meantime, I've been working in the small Dylusions journal and it felt natural to name it "Convergences Part Deux." While I loved the final results, the first Convergences journal felt like one of those projects that went on forever and the pages felt huge, overwhelming. This mini Convergences feels just right. I load its pages up with paint leftover from any painting project and later, in small bits of time here and there, I pull those pages together with collage and doodling. It's a nice, easy book to work in even when I'm distracted or tired. Nothing earth-shattering...just a little journaling sandbox for experimentation and play.
Note: That white on black wave doodle is pulled directly from a Lisa Congdon lesson on Creativebug. I practiced on a separate piece of cardstock and then cut it out and glued it down onto the page. Instant contrast!