First - some photography. Photoshop helps make multiples, so I can cut out parts and repeated patterns for borders:
I add some stenciling, I like the sectional theme of this one:
I gather my supplies, and play with the arrangement of papers I have made. I will glue it all down using spray mount and a spray box outside -- okay, here's the paper is all attached:
Then I carve an eraser to use as a stamp to make some more patterning:
I like the flower it makes, even though I was thinking of the sections of the grapefruit when I carved it:
A little sewing never hurts either. To get the journal through the machine, I often have to sew backwards. I tie the ends of the thread on each side of the paper.