One of the goals of this journal is to use basic techniques and simple materials in a new way. I limited myself to painting papers and using only those for collage, using the same paints for painting in the journal, black permanent pens, white gel pen and an acrylic medium. It's amazing to me how setting some boundaries can let the imagination soar.
I've found a visual journal is a great way to explore ideas for larger paintings.
The risk factor is low and the fun factor is high. No fear!