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Tutorial: 'Old Paper Style' sketchbook and paper by Isvoc Tutorial: 'Old Paper Style' sketchbook and paper by Isvoc

We can’t just sit in idle way on our butts, right? DAMN RIGHT! So that’s not really well thought or planned idea :D We both with ~enigmaticworld are kinda fans of self made papers, self dyed papers, custom sketchbooks etc. Nothing wrong with buying supplies, but it is fun to make then yourself. They become a bit more personal this way ;) Sooo, I really like “tea” stained papers. It’s not really about tea itself, more of a texture and color. Only sketchbooks with similar color that I could find were from recycled paper. Nothing against them here, it’s just not what I was looking for. So I asked ~enigmaticworld “wanna join me in crazy art experminent my friend? 8)”. FUN. We made big box of tea, coffee and ink soup. After that we dunked sketchbook in and let it sink. Then page after page after page we started dying it. Some cool patterns appeared as you can see! 

As for the soup itself, we didn’t keep any particular proportions. What we added here is 5 teabags, two instant coffees and couple of brown ink drips. Just play around!


P.S. Sorry for typos! :D Or possible blabber!

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ZestyBomb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Brilliant :D
Isvoc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thanks! :)
ZestyBomb Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
oh, no problem~!

I've been looking for making a "Ye Olde" Kind of paper look and this is the best I've found so far (Other than finding real Vellum; which I wouldn't think would be as effective or as cheap for making a whole book) :meow:
Queen-Tashie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried this today! With loose pages instead of a sketchbook though, but they still turned out really nicely! I'm probably going to use your suggested techniques again for more Dungeons and Dragons props like maps.
If I were to use inks, though, how much should I put in the container? I only tried it with tea bags today.
Oreochema Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice tutorial! And I love how you added some humor in there, too! ^^ I may have to try this sometime!
Esmerra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Robiłam kiedyś taką zupę ale trochę mniejszą bo kładłam kartkę na worku do śmieci i wyciskałam na nią z 7 torebek herbaty :D cały szkicownik od razu, fajna sprawa.
ArtSail Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting way to get effects :D
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: Hey there!
Your tutorial has been featured in my weekly journal: Tutorial Tuesday #27!
I'd love if you could come and support your fellow tutorial writers through commenting on their pieces :D
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you very much! ;] I am honoured. Hope it will help someone!
LawinPL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kurcze.. polska wersja tego tutoriala też jest? ;_;

jezu przecudownie
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