Have you ever come across those crafts that require the use of “old bookpages”? Being the creative crafters that you are, I’m sure you have… I have loved so many ideas: papercones, photomats, giftboxes, stationery, banners, tags… using those old bookpages as starting points for creative crafting of all sorts.
But of course I don’t have any old books to rip asunder!!! What a shame it would be too, even if I did have books like that, I’d probably be framing the pages rather than cutting them up…:-P
I have of course figured out a long time ago, that I would need to scan pages from a book, and print them for these types of crafts. Or find an old book already scanned that I could use. I have browsed through loads of old books on the internet, and found a page here and a page there, but not really an entire book that had several pages I liked… until now!!!
“ART RECREATIONS being a complete guide to pencil drawing, oil painting … moss work, papier mache…wax work, shell work…enamel painting, etc. by Madame L.B. Urbino, Henry Day, and others” has loads of wonderful pages, just perfect for all those crafts that require old book pages 😀
Here are a few samples of the bookpages, the complete download has lots more, 50 pages in total:
I have edited the PDF-file to keep only the 50 best pages (removing approx 300 pages from the book). Thus my edited PDF-file is now ready to print. You can print the whole shabam and have a pile of “old bookpages” ready to go, or pick only as many pages as you need 🙂
If your printer does double sided printing, or if you feed the sheets a second time, you can also easily have prints on both sides of the pages. Try to print these as large as your printer will let you. Plain 80g paper will be fine, but I suggest 100g or 120g paper if you want to make envelopes or other crafts where the paper is to be handled and “felt” later.
This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
PS! If you actually want to r-e-a-d the complete book, click on the book title to find it on Open Library 😉