This is the front cover...Once upon a time.
Iused two layers of gesso before I painted with acrylic. I used opaque pens and a white gelly pen for accents. I will keep you posted on how the pages hold up. The color of the paper is a muted green so I will probably use some gesso on the pages I intend to paint.
PS Isn't it wonderful to be spinning in a new year. New ideas. New starts.