I don't know if I'll post an "after" of this page. That will depend on what I write. These journals are for me and I write things which I'd like to re-read and remember, not things I want to cover up afterward or blur in Photoshop for the web, although I have done that on occasion.
I love working in the books that I've bound with sewn-on tapes. They aren't copic bound, but they lay flat when opened just like a copic stitched book. A delight. If you are interested in learning to bind these, click HERE. Mary Ann Moss teaches the binding as book one of her Full Tilt Boogie class. You can see the outside of my book and how I bound it by clicking HERE.
And on another subject, I have a book to recommend: The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art by Daniella Woolf. I'm not an encaustic artist. I took a workship in college and I found that I really don't care for melting things, working with hot tools, etc. But this book is so very beautiful that even if you don't work in encaustic and aren't interested in learning it, it's still one of the most wonderful things you could add to your collection. There's much information inside about so many aspects of art aside from the wax work. And if you are interested in the medium, then wow, you need it! Beautifully written and beautifully presented.