After the disaster of the sticking pages, I scribbled with Derwent Watercolor pencils on the remaining book pages. The colors and textures were very interesting and I will do more pages and then embellish.There is also the most interesting resist effect on the left side of the pinky/purplish page seen below.
I have been doing spring cleaning and found a book that I forgot that I owned. The Decorated Page by Gwen Diehn. Great book, even though it came out in 2002 (it was one of the first altered book books that I ever bought). It inspired the glueing, gessoing and coloring that I worked on today! Looks like she has a new and improved book which I will have to add to my wish list on Amazon!