I finished book 1 from Julie Prichard's online class and took it with me to the beach. I love it! You can paint lots of layers, journal and glue on the pages without any problems. Here are the first 2 pages I finished. While we were at the beach, my daughter went into labor so we rushed to Pinehurst at 2:30 am! Our newest grandson, Levi, was born at 1:53pm on 9/17. He's 8.7 lbs and 21 inches long. We already adore him!