I cut apart a Kleenex box and applied gesso to the panels, leaving a few of their design elements showing.
Making a book using a tissue box, coffee bags, anything recycled has many benefits. First, how can you screw up a Kleenex box? No fine art standards in this project. It also stimulates creativity by thinking outside the box (OK, that was BAD), and there is one less item in the trash/recycling bin.
I chose a limited number of colors - green, red, blue, brown and yellow, no blending or mixing.
I loved prepping the pages so much that I almost felt 'finished' but then decided to make it a found-word mini-journal. And realized that the fun had just begun.