Some of us like books, especially the maps in them. I really like "The Hobbit" and I thought I should make Thror's map. And here I am! This can work on any printed map/drawing/writing.
Step 1: Printing
I couldn't find a suitable map to print, all of them were black or white or weren't the same map as the one in the book. I made a printable map, that was like the one in the book. Here it is: http://i.imgur.com/3TGWD82.png Print it with a laserjet printer and off we go. Note: go in image and save as Note II: Make sure in the preview that there is a border around the frame
Step 2: Cutting Borders
Now that you have it, before you age it like fine mead, You'll want to cut odd that border, not all the way though. Mark the borders on the right and left sides of the printed frame, making sure it has about 1/4 an inch of space after the printed frame. The lightly press on the marking with a hobby knife, although don't cut, since the light pressing you just did will let you rip a straight line, which will be straight, but still have the texture as if you ripped it, and that texture makes it look older. Now you have a bane. The top border that had the right amount of space from the frame, but it isn't cut. To make this look like the others, sandpaper it, but be sure not to sand the frame or any ink. If you want to round the edges, sandpaper them until desired.
Step 3: Initial Dipping
Prenote: you CAN stop after this step, if you wish
To the point, you need to lay the paper on a shallow cookie pan, and make some tea, no sugar. Using the teabag as a brush, paint the paper. Wait about 5-8 minutes then pour the tea on. Be sure that the tea isn't over all the paper so It dries fast. Wait 15 minutes then pour the water out, then wait ten minutes just to dry it