I love to make books, but I am not authority nor that great at it. I am always interested in different ways to make books. Ten Two Studio has an online (at your leisure)class, One Pad Art Journals. I highly recommend this class because it so easy and you make a very lovely book. Here are mine.
I found some deckle watercolor paper at my local paper store a made the book that has the charm on the cover. I also colored the cover paper with ink to make it blue. I am planning on taking it on vacation in Galveston, Tx this August.