You could spend a glorious Sunday afternoon browsing Georges Brassens Parc antique book market.
And look what you found! Vintage cover-less books to create ancient memories. So very very French.
or . . .
Take one old, battered book.
Some French graphics from the GRAPHIC FAIRY
A tea bag
And an old ribbon.
This book was in sad shape. So much so it was in a bin marked Free at our local used book store.
This wasn’t a thick book – just over 200 pages – so I ripped it in half along the spine – being careful not to tear the pages.
I uploaded this vintage French invoice from THE GRAPHICS FAIRY. Using a damp tea bag I stained the paper. I went outside the actual graphic to make sure it would cover the pages of the book.
To get the feathered edges on your invoice paper dampen where you want to trim and then rip your paper using the straight edge of a ruler. This will give it a vintage look.
I gave the seam binding an aged look by dunking it in very strong tea. You could also use twine.
Now tie your bundles to gather and – VOILA! Look what you’ve just created.
Your beautiful vintage French books.
Now how easy was that. Wouldn’t this make a fabulous gift for those yearning for a bit of France.