I got a new sketchbook last week, one with beautiful watercolour paper! I used some Washi tape, and a white marker pen to create a more creative spine for it:
The first pages are always so important to me. I always want them looking very lovely, here's my 'introduction page':
A watercolour exercise from one of the many painting books I have. It's the lyrics to "Turning Page" by Sleeping at Last. I wanted to see just how much abuse the watercolour paper in this sketchbook could take. There's some scratching into the paper, and lots of layers. It faired well.
A continuing exercise from my Botany Course book, making a page of winter colours. I will add to these as I work on other pieces and stumble across colours that suit one of the four seasons.
I can't wait to use this particular sketchbook more! :)