August 29, 2011

✥ Antique Graphics & Faux Book Pages ✥

For these pieces of art, I did a variation of my rhino and zebra map art.
I thought it would be fun to print some images out of book pages. I was thinking the dictionary would be the perfect back drop.

I didn't want to sacrifice a book page, so I scanned the pages instead. I used books from our local library, a dictionary pages for "T" and "B."
Once I had a clear scanned image, I saved it as a pdf, then printed it off. {Psst-f you need to change the dimensions you'll be able to since you saved it as a pdf!}

When your pic is in jpeg form I was able to upload the images to Picnik. (I'm on that site pretty much every day, it's ridiculous!)
Anyhow, I played around with the contrast and exposure then sized the image.

Once I had my "book page," I printed it of.

Next, I hopped over to the Graphic Fairy and grabbed some vintage looking images. 


  Add the images to a Word doc. Now you can make them as big or small as you'd like. Also, make sure you use the rulers on the document to place the image where you'd want it to end up on the final book page.


That's it! Print'em off onto your new book page and you're good to go.
One of my main goals was to infuse some age into my wall. 

I didn't want everything to seem so freshly purchased and new looking. 
I hoping some aged elements will add interest and a collected feel to my space.
Update: Take a moment to check out these lovely sites who's {graciously} featured my art project!
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69 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS!!! I have a habit of buying cheap thrift store books and printing fun things on the pages! I am loving the way your wall is coming together!!!

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  2. Again, a great idea. I like the idea of scanning the page if you don't have any old books that happen to be lying around! Plus, you can go to deviantart to pick up paper textures if you want to "age" the paper. Love the images from The Graphic Fairy also :)

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  3. Forgot to say I LOVE the whole wall design!!!

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  4. How beautiful! Love these frames! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

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  5. AWEsome!! I can't say how much I love LOVE the look of these!! What a smart idea to scan the pages, too. Seems like a no-brainer, but I would not have thought of that ; )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your wall art especially the bike pictures. I don't have enough computer smarts to do what you have done but I can enjoy looking at yours.

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  7. What a creative, beautiful project!

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  8. Another great idea, Becca! Wouldn't it be neat to scan a page from a favorite children's book and then add a graphic over the top ( as you did ) then frame for a nursery or children's room - so much great inspiration on your gallery wall! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Awesome! Just pinned this for decorating ideas!

    I would love it if you come link this up at Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

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  10. They turned out really well! I love how you can get so creative and keep things within budget. I'm totally doing this this week!

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  11. Love it!

    Amy Jackson
    www.houseofjacksons.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it! The bicycle and the typwriter are my favourites! The whole wall looks amazing though!

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  13. GREAT idea! I can't ever bring myself to destroy books, so this is right up my alley. Pinning it for inspiration ;)

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  14. This is awesome! I am totally impressed and love the vintage images! I am hosting a Mirror Week over at my blog starting today {and frames and other wall art}! Feel free to head over there and link this awesome project up! :)
    Nat
    doodlecraft.blogspot

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  15. That is a really fun wall! Great idea to scan the images in instead of using the actual page.

    Kimberly @ THE BROWN EYES HAVE IT

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  16. Fabulous idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  17. What a beautiful display!! So smart to just scan the pages and I love the vintage bikes and the letter blocks. Pinning it for future inspiration! If you get a chance I would love it if you could share this at my link party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Have a great week!
    Jenn :)

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  18. Your wall looks great! I love the bike graphics.

    Pam

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  19. So Cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I have an empty wall that is just screaming for something like this!Very nice work.

    Carrie Snow

    visiting from...

    http://dexanddesign.wordpress.com

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  20. Your wall is looking really unique. That's funny - I just did a post pretty similar - just a quote though - with a little bling. Came over from Kristen's blog! Hope you have a great day!

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  21. I love this wall of art that you have created! I would have to say out of all the blogs I follow, this is my most favorite of all! (and believe me, I follow a lot!) :) I'm interested in how you did some of those. Going to have to go back and re-read the jpeg part.... Gorgeous work!

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  22. Thanks for the inspiration. My walls are a bit blank and this is just want I needed to get he creative juices flowing.

    If you have a spare minute I would love it if you would enter my giveaway for a custom made pinstripe skirt with pockets.

    http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

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  23. That looks amazing! I am currently decorating my son's room vintage Cowboy, and some old pictures would look so cool. I love how you scanned - tearing up books makes me cringe.

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  24. Wow that is amazing!! I am in total love with what you've done. You are very inspiring!

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  25. Oh I love this ART! I've just pinned you so I can try it myself! :)

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  26. I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!

    XOXO!!
    Marni

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  27. This looks awesome and you definitely achieved your desired outcome!:)

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  28. The wall is beautiful, both in it's arrangement and the theme! So artistic!

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

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  29. Me again! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring your fabulous wall art tomorrow. Have a great week and I hope to see you again on Tuesday night!
    Jenn :)

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  30. We must be living in a parallel universe- I have been doing just this with the bike image from the Graphics Fairy. I am photoshopping some unexpected images together for a twist and using old atlas pages as well as text pages. Your images look beautiful- I hope mine turn out as well. Lynda

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  31. That wall is looking fantastic!! I already have a couple ideas I am going to borrow from it!!

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  32. I absolutely LOVE your gallery wall! My nearest IKEA is about 7 hours away, and I would love to buy some Ribba frames similar to yours. What sizes/how many frames did you use for this project? Thanks much!!
    Megan (estenson 5 @ goNDTC (dot) com)

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  33. Thanks for posting to WorkShop Wednesday. I featured your project this week and I pinned it!

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  34. Good idea to scan the book pages instead of tearing them out of books!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! Remember the voting is now open – if you want to head over and vote for your project! The most voted link will get a full post feature/promotion next week!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    Round Tuit 67 voting

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  35. Pretty cool! Great ideas here! Your arrangement looks fabulous too!

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  36. Looks great! I have always loved image over text combination. Maybe I can tackle it now.

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  37. I am so thrilled that I found your blog! How very clever you are! I love the tutorial! Again, thanks for the inspiration!

    sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com
    Tausha

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  38. I have about 25 frames I was going to use in a project but decided not to, NOW I know what to do with them! Thanks for such a great post. I adore Picnik but never use it as much as I should.

    Would you consider linking it to my new linky party, Refresh Your Nest Fridays? My readers would love such a fabulous idea!

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/refresh-your-nest-friday-2-transition.html

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  39. Great gallery wall! I love the layering of the graphic over the print. I also think it looks great over the map. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. I love your art. I love the whole wall, you have done an excellent job on it. This was the top viewed link at the So Creative Party, congratulations!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/09/so-creative-party-time-5.html

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  41. Outstanding! I love the white frames, the choice of pages, the black & white and, indeed, the whole layout on your wall. Just fabulous.

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  42. This is awesome, my mouth dropped open when I saw your first picture. Such a great job. Love the white frames!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  43. What a great project. I especially love the idea of scanning so not to ruin the book.

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  44. OMG. I've seen so many book page crafts and although I have a few books I don't particularly care for I just can't bring myself to rip them up. I never thought to scan them!! Includ this in the 'Duh, why didn't I think of that file'. lol. I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love you to check it out.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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  45. Love the graphics printed on the book pages! Thanks for sharing how to do it!

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  46. I have been wanting to create some book page art, but don't have any books I want to rip up and haven't made it to Goodwill. This is a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  47. What a great project! I love the way your gallery wall is turning out, the book pages and graphics together add such dimension!

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  48. Really a beautiful display.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  49. Looks fabulous. I want this in my home...but where is a wall?

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  50. Thank you for the inspiration! Now I just need to decide on a wall :D New to your blog and glad I found your creative space on the web :D

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  51. This is AWESOME! I'll be featuring it tomorrow during my Sunday Best. Love it!

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  52. And I love your great graphic/book pages! It adds such visual interest to the gallery wall.

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  53. LOVE these! I love the big graphics over the print!

    Thanks for linking up @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  54. What a great gallery wall! I love the unique and personalized art you included.

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  55. These are fabulous. I love the dictionary pages with the vintage images.
    Ruth

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  56. This is a timeless wall design. Lovely frames.

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  57. such a fabulous idea! i would love for you to link this post up to the spread the love weekend wrap up party i host on my blog. http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/03/spread-love-4-elissa-hudson-giveaway.html
    there is also an AMAZING elissa hudson print giveaway going on right now as well.
    hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  58. Nice! I never do book crafts because I can't make myself rip out a page from a book - seems sacrilegious somehow. But this I can do! Thanks for sharing!

    www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

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  59. These are just lovely! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Great idea to use copies of book pages rather than tearing up the book!

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  60. I love this look. Thanks so much for sharing - I am so glad you linked this up again and I just happended upon it!

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  61. Beautiful. I love the display! Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  62. It looks amazing! The frames look so perfectly arranged.

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  63. Beautiful graphic art. Love the bike and typewriter. If you want another place to share your talent, I host a Friday linky that will start tomorrow morning.

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  64. Wow, I love this!!!I would love for you to do a tutorial in July for the CSI project. You can see the challenges on the blog and email me to sign up. I would love to have you on the blog.
    www.thecsiproject.com
    dee@thecsiproject.com

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