We see it in Art Journaling, notebooks, art and sometimes even on Bullet Journal spreads… It is the look of something newly created that looks one hundred years old or more. It is the Vintage Look of old ephemera, brown paper, yellowed book pages, old hand-drawn illustrations, black-and-white photography and all that jazz. If you don’t own real vintage papers just tea or coffee dye everything to give it that aged look…

I really like this look too (even though I think it’s a bit over-done at times). I am no expert at it and rarely try to re-create it because I have a hard time resisting all the colors and intense patterns and magazine images. But in my most recent little brown paper art journal, I am doing a lot of browns. I like to experiment with it.

Here’s what I mean with the vintage look:

This page is created with materials I got from La Wendeltreppe that I showed you yesterday. It’s more her style, but I can’t help but really like this very brown page of mine too.

And a third page (I did share the first page yesterday at the end of that blog post):

Polka dots from La Wendeltreppe on a page in my Art Journal. Spot my name on the page if you can.

I really like “the vintage look” . I really do. And it’s definitely been “a look” that has been trending – in many, many people’s journals over the past years. As seen on instagram, pinterest, youtube and well, all over the internet. Is it a style you enjoy? Let me know below in the comments.