Security papers are found in envelopes to hide the contents of the envelope. Years ago, envelopes were lined with tissue papers, now they simply have a printed pattern. For years I thought the patterns were all the same, but recently, when I was opening a lot of bills (sigh), I noticed the printed patterns varied from envelope to envelope.
Here’s a scan of a lot of patterns. I think they’ll make great backgrounds for journal pages. Some are quite dark and distracting, others are a little paler. Wonder if I can mix prints?
–Quinn McDonald is a raw-art journaler whose book, Raw Art Journaling, Making Meaning, Making Art will be published by North Light Craft Books in June, 2011.