Gesso recipe for sketchbook pages

I wanted to create stiffened fabric pages for my sketchbook that I could draw paint or stitch over. I thought about using Gesso. Wanting to start immediately I looked to see how it was made and came across a recipe on-line using talcum powder with PVA glue.I had both items and decided to make some.

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Sketchbook ideas

I am excited by the idea of building and creating my own sketchbook, particularly because it will give me the opportunity to experiment with different surface materials as well as incorporating some fabric sketches that would normally have to be glued into a sketchbook.

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