I'm always trying new products and techniques and this time I found a forgotten linseed (or flax seed) oil I had in my stash for years.
I prep some pages covering them with it and found out that the paper looks more transparent and in some cases like vellum. The colors I applied look substantially deeper with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays . I also noticed that the shimmer of the paint stays almost intact on the surface.
Linseed oil over an old book page
Phone directory pages
For this journal page I used one of the spectacular stencils by Patti Parrish
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays used: