This art journal is actually one of those Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. First I gave it a couple of coats of DecoArt Media white gesso. Then, using my finger, applied my favorite colors of Americana Acrylic paints, heavy on the Sizzling Pink. After it was dry I stamped with some of my homemade eraser stamps. Easy as pie, and obviously this can be done with any book. On the inside, I have been giving each page a couple of coats of white gesso, front and back, before I work on it as well, and after all the acrylic paint is on the page, they are fairly thick and durable.