Introduction: Antique Paper Art

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before this was just a plain piece of printer paper and now after some work it is a beautiful piece of art.

Step 1: Stuff You Need(paper Antiquing)

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  1. sheet pan
  2. strong black tea or coffee.
  3. paper
  4. paint brush (not shown in picture)
  5. non stick silicone mat (silpat), paper may stick to pan
  6. an art medum

Step 2: Find a Pdf

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copy a section from an online pdf and print it out.

for this I used an excerpt from pride and prejudice.

Step 3: Dying the Paper

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pre - heat the oven to 200.

pour some of the tea or coffee in the sheet pan

dip the paper face down in the tea or coffee and gently brush the liquid over the paper.

let it soak.

lift the paper out and set it on a dry sheet pan

Step 4: Drying the Paper

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heat the paper in the oven until slightly curled.

do steps 3-4 twice!!!

Step 5: Flattening

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flatten the paper under a very big book to get all of the wrinkles out

Step 6: Now What?

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time for art of course!!

Step 7: Rough Draft

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draw a rough draft of whatever you want to draw on the antiqued paper. in this case i drew a heart with an abstract design in the center.

Step 8: Finished Product

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hope you liked this instructable!! please comment below if you have any questions!!!


Egret03 (author)2016-02-14

by the way you can use this as a card or as a gift or just frame it and hang it up! you can do whatever design that you want and you can use ANY art medum not just prismacolor.

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