Here is another view- it was a lot of fun!
Here is the new journal I've started:
As you can see it's huge! It's actually a sketch book and I think I'll use it just for experimenting in.
And since it's a bound book, I put masking tape down the center and then gessoed just that area, as Julie Balzer suggests. I didn't gesso the whole page and the paper is thick enough I didn't have to glue pages together. I'm excited about this because I will be able to put in larger images and have more room for doodling etc. We'll see if I can really fill these pages :)