Junk journal

My first go at coffee/tea staining paper

I’m trying out so many new things this year now that I’ve discovered junk journaling. Next on the list was coffee and tea staining paper.

I love the vintage look for junk journals but instead of buying papers with pictures I want to have a good supply of blank vintage looking paper.

So I tried making my ow for the first time and love how it turned out.

The coffee definitely worked better than the tea. But I like how I’ve got a range of shades from light to dark.

I experimented with adding drops to the pages but I think I just like the blank ones so I can intersperse them with papers with pictures.

The problem is, now that I’ve started I don’t want to stop because I want enough to make lots of journals with. So fun!


3 thoughts on “My first go at coffee/tea staining paper”

  1. Are you sure you don’t just enjoy throwing your tea and coffee about? I’d love to have an excuse for all that I spill.

    “It was art, of course!” 🙂

    I’ve tried tea staining fabric. It’s worth an attempt if you have a piece, like heirloom lace or linens, that has a spot or something anyway, but then you really must work in patterns of darker areas. Otherwise, you have tea stained fabric with a darker (tea highlighted) spot!


    1. Haha, it’s a bit messy for me actually and a slow process but love building up my collection of papers. I’ll have to try staining fabric one day too.


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