Hello, it's Friday and here is how I make some faux vintage book pages if I have run out of actual vintage paper.
First off I go to the Dollar Store and purchase an inexpensive book, usually a dictionary, that has a lot of words and thin paper. Back at home I spread open the book and place it inside a large bowl. I boil some water and add it to yesterday's forgotten tea pot, I will also pour in the morning coffee that has gone cold. After I have made my book soup I set the bowl outside in the sun and let it "cook" for the day. The next day I pour out the liquid, squeeze out as much as possible and let the book dry out in the sun. Of course this works better during a few hot summer days.
As the book is of a cheaper quality paperback it falls apart easily. The pages are brownish in colour and look like they have been around for a long time.
So what to make with these vintage pages? Anything you want! The colour and print make any shape look interesting. In the example below I cut some sea shells out of real vintage pages and added them to my art journal page.
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