I am working on the inside cover of one of my art journals. (Frankly, I don’t know whether to call them books or journals.)
It looks like this, so far. The cover is made like a CPQ (Cracked Paper Quilt), which means it is quilted paper. A paper applique with the words stitched into it was glued on. Gesso, ink, and paint followed.
You can see my mantra taking form on the page: Edit; Allow access.