If you google "creative sketchbooks" you can find lots of people making sketchbooks as a finished artworks, running workshops and courses, and just having fun on a theme. The artists ones are sometimes spectacular!
Here's some images, just for the fun of it. I'm toying with the idea of duplicating bits of this blog into a separate creative sketchbook blog and then running it alongside this one as it seems that's where the interest is - judging by my stats anyway! The postings will be duplicated on this blog so there's no need to change, but if you want to tune out of the rest of The Slightly Artistic Woman, then you will be able to visit the new blog instead (details later).
Here's some I made after watching DMTV with the wonderful Laura and Linda Kemshall
This is a page painted black with ink (not paint) and then bleached. It wasn't washed afterwards but left to develop. It hasn't damaged the pages, but if you have a go, take care and wear gloves as if you were cleaning the loo- it's noxious stuff.
Below: Pages from a made sketchbook. The pages were printed after watching one of Laura's videos, and I can't share the processes with you as it wouldn't be fair, but I love how this came out. I'm still cutting away at the pages and adding bits and bobs. If it rains this afternoon, I think I may lock myself away for a couple of hours and have another crack at it.