I did not start out creating journal books - I started out by creating my own journal. I would finding newpaper articles, magazine aricles, random public domain book pages, poetry, anything printed and paste them into my black Moleskine Journal. When I need to relax from silly stress, I would open the book and start to redact / blackout. Am I great at it? Maybe, but I sure like to black stuff out!
What are some products I use to create my journals? Check out the links below. I hightly recommend them!