I like to have a supply of flaps, pockets or tags ready ahead,
to add to my journal.
It’s also fun to have some bases ready when I want to improvise
When time is short, I make these in advance. I cut out random rectangles smaller than the journal page or tag pocket.
I use manila tag paper like this, because I use a lot but file folders are the same paper.
I also use heavy kraft mailing paper, or scrap brown packing paper.
These are painted with matte black acrylic paint leaving a tiny border.
The corners are rounded and inked
I take a colored pencil and doodle lines across the tags. The tags look better if the lines are night ruler straight. In your natural writing. As you practice they will get to be more even.
Here are some journal page sames of some tags in use. The one below has scrap papers and a colored pencil drawing on a kraft paper scrap.
From the same journal,flips on top of flips.
Drawn on like a chalk board with colored pencil