I have had such a thing for BOOKPAPER lately! I love that it's another "neutral" I can add to my pages to give the eye a rest. Next time you go to reach for a sheet of black, white, cream, or kraft cardstock . . . try replacing it with a sheet of bookpaper and see how you like the results!
I have used it for a background:
To cover chipboard letters:
Layer punched circles behind other accents to give them more visual weight:
Punch (stars) or cut it (clouds) into accents:
Layered it as part of a flower:
Spritzed it with spray inks or color washed it with paint:
It's fun! And it's also an inexpensive way to add a sense of "history" and texture to your pages. I bought an old book at a second-hand store for $2. That book will last me a long time.
Give it a try and have fun!
I can't wait to see what you do with bookpaper!