Hi again, Anthea here.
This week I wanted to let you in on a great cheap item to add to your scrapbooking stashes! Old Book Pages.
I have seen the pages popping up in some girls works around the traps, and thought I would give it a try myself. I was walking past a second hand shop and spied some old books for 20c each! bargain, I hunted through for a book that was aged really well so I didn't have to work too had on distressing.
And then all you need to is treat it like patterned paper, here are a couple of examples of what I have completed
this layout here I used the papers in 2 places, first I distressed the edges a little more by tearing them, folding them and swiping them with Pine Cone ink, then attached them like I would with patterned paper behind my photos.
Then I used my Circle Punches and punched out some of the paper, stapled them together and started 'fringing' the circles, once fringed I scrunched them so it looked like a flower, swiped more pine cone ink on the edges and then attached them to my layout with a button in the center
On this layout here I again used the book page behind the photo and stapled a corner down
and using my punches again I punched out some more circles and attached them to the layout as an embellishment with some Kaiser Pearls (how good are they!!!)
And on this last layout I wanted to keep it simple so I cut out a thinner strip of the book paper (about an inch wide) inked the edges again using pine cone and tore a little of one side of the strip, then gathered it along one side of the strip and attached it together using a staple, this turned it into a flower, I know, flowers on a boys page, but truly it can work! especially in this instance as it isn't a uniformed flower shape.
So there you go, a very inexpensive way to add some interest to your layouts, the possibilities are endless!