Some of my lovely friends and family members whom have seen my lovely hand bound art journal book have asked where I learned to do that and I told them from an online workshop. I am including the link here http://wildsoularts.ning.com/group/book-binding-101 I love Effy and she does an AWESOME job explaining how to do this.
For my book, I used mixed media paper from Strathmore, vellum surface 400 series best and it doesn't buckle like watercolor paper and it takes anything that I throw at it :-) Love it!!!
Anyway, I will post some pictures of my journal in a bit. Thanks for looking, MessyJessy