Printing on to book pages

I have loved working with book pages in my crafting and often go to my local Oxfam Book Shop to buy the "very preloved to an inch of their printed life" books. I couldn't bring myself to destroy a good book however naff the subject matter! So I thought I'd share how I print on to book pages, although there are probably lots of different ways out there.

I begin my adding a strip of double sided tape to the top and side edge of a piece of white photo copier paper and then begin layering the pages.

I add lots of different layers of book pages but try to butt the edges up against each other to stop creating different thicknesses over the page. It is also important to make sure all corners and edges are stuck down so that they do not get caught in your printer. Once you are happy, trim any excess to create an A4 paper, ready to go through your printer.

Next print what you would like on to your backing paper. I have chosen a mixture of digi images and papers from Polka Doodles, Winnie Fruit Punch collection.

For my project, I printed the same image and papers (from Winnie Fruit Punch) on to another two different papers: gold and cream.

 ... and using all the layers, here is what I created using Winnie Dandelion Days from the collection ...

I have coloured Winnie with distress inks and layered the image using all of the different papers. The background for my card as also been used with pieces from each of the papers. I have kept the colouring very simple so that the image is not lost.

I now want to have a go with magazine paper and see how images and papers turn out. I think it will create a totally different effect and might have to heat set the ink afterwards .... so watch this space ...

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Products and links:

Sketch Saturday - I've flipped the sketch so I could have the stripes vertical
Chocolate, coffee and cards - just us girls
My time to craft - paper piecing
Lil patch of crafty friends - anything goes


Jackie T said…
Hi this is a stunning card I love the image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie
Brawny x said…
Great idea. Fabulous card x
Oooh this is fab. Thanks for the tute. I must try it with my book pages left over from bookfolding
Blue Daisy said…
Stunning! And thank you for the tutorial! Great to see you joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Tracy (DT)
A fabulous take on our sketch this week and I love how you have paper pieced with the book page stamping! This is a delightful card! Thank you for joining in the fun with Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley
Pat said…
Great card, super ides, lovely cute image, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

Pat xx