Sitting Pretty Little Birdy by Karla Dornacher. This has a nice step-by-step tutorial that goes with it. I enjoyed reading about her process.
Heidi Kelley: Live Life and Sing
Using gesso with stencils is a really fun technique with neat results for journal pages. For my first page I painted it with with water soluble oil pastels. Yes, you read me right – water soluble oil pastels!