DIY | Book print

DIY | Book print

Here’s a quick and super easy tutorial for you: Printing your own design or image onto an old book page. 
I really enjoyed making this vintage looking artwork, and it is so fast to make. I used the design that I made for my leather printing tutorial and I think it really gives it that cute vintage feel.
I can’t wait to try out more designs on old paper and frame them!
Design your own image, or simply take an old picture and make it print ready.
1. If your Paper has torn edges like mine or is to small to fit properly in the printer, use painters tape to tape it to a standard A4 size paper. Make sure that the painters tape is not very sticky.
2. Place the piece of paper in the printer and print the image onto the paper.
All done!

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  • Yelle 17th November 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This is so great! It really would be a great holiday gift for anyone!

    • Lana Red 21st November 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you! And your right, you can adjust it to everyones taste!

  • Julia González Martín 17th November 2012 at 7:45 pm

    i love your blog!! it´s soo cute ^^
    kisses from

  • Maranda 22nd November 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I love it! I will definitely have to make this. c:

    • Lana Red 25th November 2012 at 10:08 am

      Thank you! And please let me know how yours turned out!

  • Marisa 15th December 2012 at 12:47 am

    Love that print and thanks for the tutorial. I am trying to print an image but it starts printing from top of page and I want it to print in the center of the paper. How do I do that?

    • Jennifer Greene 18th December 2012 at 4:35 am

      Open it up in paint and go to print preview. Top LEFT corner it should have a print set up button. There are a few options in there for centering and sizing appropriately.

      I accidentally said right the first time sorry!

    • Lana Red 22nd December 2012 at 10:42 am

      Thank you for the explanation Jennifer!

      And I hope your print turned out great Marisa!


  • Jennifer 18th December 2012 at 4:11 am

    For anyone looking to try this, just google image search the word “illustration” and it comes up with lots of funky cool black and white images similar to this one.

  • Anonymous 8th March 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Love your blog!!

  • instantpublisher 19th March 2013 at 12:30 pm

    That is so very Cool!
    I’m very excited to see a copy!
    I’m sure the end product is going to be very special, even before I get a chance to see it.
    Book printing

  • Larissa, 13th April 2013 at 12:30 am

    Hi! Do you mind share with us the image of the cat? I really really love it.

    • Lana Red 15th April 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Larissa, I am sorry but I am going to keep the image to myself:) You can however make one yourself? I used photoshop but will also work.

      Just google victorian picture frame, and erase the inside in paint or photoshop. Then take a picture of a cut and place it in the frame.

      I hope this helps!

    • Larissa, 18th April 2013 at 1:16 am

      Thank you! I’ll make mine.


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