I just wanted to share this great tutorial I found and was able to make myself a new art journal in just a couple hours (includes dry times).
Tutorial is found here.
The spine is just cotton fabric, and is bound with glue so the pages are able to lay completely flat when open and each page opens to a full piece of paper without having to worry about traditional signatures. I used mixed media paper, and since the pages are doubled up, I’ll be able to use lots of paint and other wet stuff when filling my book!
One thing I would say is that I wish I had used fabri-tac instead of modge-podge when gluing the pages together. As you can see, the pages warped with the moisture and the Fabri-tac would not have done. In any case, it isn’t perfect, but I love it and it is perfect for how I am gonna use it.