I follow a very enthusiastic and colourful American mixed media artist called Carolyn Dube. Her blog is here . I noticed that she had a free tutorial (Permission to Play) in five parts on making an art journal using cardboard, paint, stamps, stencils, inks and whatever other art equipment you have lying about. I looked at the introductory video and thought it looked really interesting and fun. It has proved to be just that. I am nowhere near finished but I am thoroughly enjoying the whole process. She has a encouraged me to use my supplies that I had been hoarding (I had been a bit precious about many of my supplies for most of my hobbies, only wanting to use my best stuff for the perfect project - which seldom came along, if I am honest) and apply anything I want. If something isn't quite right, she calls it an OOPS (Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly) and reminds you that you can always add more until you are happy.
I am really enjoying this and will post about progress again soon.