The queen of journal making, I believe, certainly the one with the most definite and personal style, Teesha Moore just uploaded a ton of videos on Youtube showing her thinking and creating process step-by-step.
Her journals can be seen here: http://www.teeshamoore.com/teeshasjournalpgs.html
It's an incredibly generous offering, and many of us are madly emulating her techniques. I am struggling between knowing that I need to copy the master step-by-step to learn the skills, and wanting to do my own, and wander away already from her instructions.
Of course, I've also just finished 2 journal classes and am taking 2 online classes, plus watched all of Teesha's videos, so of course, I'd be influenced by all of them. Maybe that's a good way to avoid becoming a copycat.
Anyway, enough talk.
And to think that I have the luxury of spending my day just experimenting with art techniques, I know that I'm truly blessed. And immensely grateful for this luxury.