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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!

Enjoy!

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

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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Ah, that characteristic feel, just what I always wanted in my artwork.
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Enjoy! :)
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ZestyBomb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Brilliant :D
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thanks! :)
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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:
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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.
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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!
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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.
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ArtSail Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting way to get effects :D
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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
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you very much! ;] I am honoured. Hope it will help someone!
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:iconlawinpl:
LawinPL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kurcze.. polska wersja tego tutoriala też jest? ;_;

jezu przecudownie
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Syphellium Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh this looks like a lot of fun!! I might give it a go one day c: Recently I've just been dying individual sheets with instant expresso but a whole sketchbook might be pretty awesome.
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Lelixiana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's absolutely amazing tutorial! I love it! it's simple and the result is breathtaking! thank you so much for it :hug:
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I never thought of this! I am going to give this a try  :D 
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Lorello Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, this is really helpful! I have always asked myself how to do that! :D
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You are very welcome!
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Anoroth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A ja się wycfaniłam i znalazłam szkicownik z szarego papieru makulaturowego >D (kosztował 3,60 za A5 ze 100 kartkami :0 Tyle wygrać xD)

No ale jak go skończe to koniecznie wypróbuję Twój sposób na zupkę :3 Będzie zabawa!
Dzięki za tuta :D
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
No właśnie tam pisałam w opisie pracy, że recyklowany/makulaturowy/szary papier nie do końca mi leży. Np akwarele na nim potrafią być w niefajny sposób wyblakłe :D Ale gratuluję łowów :D

Dzięki. Miłej zabawy i udanych eksperymentów :D
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Anoroth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No niestety, akwa i ołówki trochę słabo wyglądają, ale fajnie się szkicuje np białym pastelem albo węgielkiem :D
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Raf-eReM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A jak użyjesz opalarki zamiast suszarki, to dopiero efekty są nieporuwnywalnie najs :]

Pirackie scrole są wtedy soooł izy osom ;D
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Ja jednak takiej maszynerii w tym momencie nie posiadam ;D Z drugiej strony nie do końca przepadam za przypalanymi stronami, często pasują jak pięść do oka. Do pojedyńczych arkuszy pewnie pasowałoby bosko, ale cały szkicownik po opalaniu to jakoś nie za bardzo :D [gusta!]
Ale pomysł neato ;D
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Have you ever tried using the sun to dye pages before? I've found out by accident that some paper will turn brown if it's by a window for a few days. Could be interesting (when you actually want it stained :P)
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
I heard about it, but quite frankly - I never planned to use it. I bet it gives smooth color surface and so on, but when I want "aged" paper, I usually want it right away for artwork to progress. I'm not patient person and waiting god knows how much for sun to stain my paper is not good according to my plans :D
Thank you for sharing tho!
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It might would make it uneven to put a few small objects a little away from the paper, so the sun wouldn't hit some places as much. Or maybe something fuzzy and/or slightly transparent on top of parts of the paper. But, the only paper I've accidentally found out about is lined notebook paper, and it might not work for other types. But yeah, I doubt it would look 'stained' like liquid spots, and it probably would take awhile.
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch for the tutorial!
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You are very welcome!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love doing this! Just dyed some paper this way yesterday!
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome! :D Hope you had fun ^^
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LikelyLupine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh this looks like fun! I definitely have to try it sometime.^^
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thank you! Have fun with it ^^
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LikelyLupine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll will, thanks.<3
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Queen-Tashie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my boyfriend has wanted something like this for a while! This is perfect, thanks for the tutorial!!
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome! Have fun trying :D
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Chaotic--Edge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Clever!
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks!
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Minecraftian10115 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
*heavenly music*
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
HOOOOO \o/
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satanen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Hmm yeah, I came across this method before. I never tried it though.
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wild-n-wintery Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I've never thought of doing it this way before! Which is strange because I stretch my thinner watercolour papers in this manner (minus all the tea, etc)
I think I might have to give it a go ;) 
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! :D Hope you will have fun if you do!
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never thought you could do it that way xD Ty for showing
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Yus, as simple as it looks! You are very welcome :D
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cool idea and very nice tutorial! :)
But doesn't the paper ripple very much? I think it has to be kind of a heavy paper to not ripple/ rip apart?
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thanks! :D
On photos here I used quite thin paper. It's 90 g/m2, so it's just generic pencil paper. It didn't rip apart in water or under its own weight when wet [besides one page that I ripped off on purpose].
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, great! And the rippling? Did you have to lay it under heavy books to flatten the pages again?
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Ah sorry! I misread that ahaha. So sorry! It does get rippled, you can use heavy weight while drying or use iron with cloth. In this order: paper, cloth, iron. So your paper won't catch fire :) I like my sketchbooks rippled tho ;)
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ;)
Good idea to iron it, I had no idea this is possible ^^
Thanks for the tips!
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:iconisvoc:
Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
It is! Just be careful with that :)
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing ;)
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