How to use vintage ephemera paper in art journaling

Are you looking for a way to add some vintage charm to your art journaling? Look no further than vintage ephemera paper! Ephemera paper can be found in antique stores, flea markets, and online. It’s typically paper with a vintage style, such as old postcards, letters, newspaper clippings, and more.

I use vintage ephemera paper in my art journal, collage art and even in the backgrounds of my canvas paintings. I started collecting vintage ephemera when I was just a teenager and it’s still one of my favorite things to look for. I’ve even been selling vintage ephemera packs in my Etsy shop, so if you are interested in picking up a curated pack of papers, jump on other there.

Using vintage ephemera paper in art journaling can add a unique and eye-catching touch to your artwork. Here are a few ideas for getting started.

  • Use vintage ephemera paper as a background. Cut a piece of ephemera paper to the size of your journal page and glue it down. You can then use other media such as paint, pencils, markers, and more to create a design on top.
  • Cut ephemera paper into shapes and use them to create a collage. This is a great way to add texture and dimension to your journal pages.
  • Use ephemera paper as a template. Trace the outline of a piece of ephemera paper onto your journal page and fill it in with other media.
  • Create a pocket page. Cut a piece of ephemera paper in half, fold it in half, and glue it onto your journal page. You can then slip in other small pieces of paper, photos, and more.
  • Use ephemera paper to make a mini book. Cut a few pieces of ephemera paper to the same size, fold them in half, and bind them together with ribbon or string.

As you can see, there are many creative ways to use vintage ephemera paper in art journaling. Have fun experimenting and don’t forget to share your creations with me!

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