I gessoed and basecoated front and back of nine 18" x 36" sheets of red rosin paper to make an oversized 36 page painting journal. Inspired by Regina's art journal and using this tutorial for the binding. It's my first try at bookbinding and not very graceful. (I'm comparing directly to the spine of a lovely journal my sister Angie made. She is awesome at things like this.) I will share one of my favorite new tips: use spent gift cards to spread thin coats of gesso and paint on large surfaces.