Introduction: Sacred Jedi Texts

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After so many Harry Potter DIYs, it was nice to work on something a bit different!

STAR WARS: The Last Jedi SPOILERS AHEAD! If you don't want to read any spoilers, skip the next paragraph!

These are the pages from the sacred Jedi texts that Luke Skywalker is protecting on Ahch-To in The Last Jedi. Personally, I found the story line of this movie to be a bit of a disappointment - but these books looked amazing! I knew I wanted to try my hand at replicating them as soon as I saw them!

Supplies

You'll also need to download the free templates below (desktop) or above (mobile). I drew these pages based on photos from The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi book.

Once you have the supplies together and the templates downloaded, let's Force Jump to the next step!

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial or follow the written instructions with photos.

Step 2: Ageing the Pages

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Do not print the templates until you have aged your paper. If you print first, the ink will bleed and fade.

Place the pages on a baking sheet. Don't stack them - make sure they are not overlapping. Now pour some room temperature coffee over them and use your paint brush to ensure there are no dry spots. Sprinkle some dry coffee grounds over the pages and them sit for at least 15 minutes.

Next pour the coffee from the baking pan back into a bowl or jar (whatever it was in before). Blow dry the pages for a few minutes and then use a paint brush to splatter dark coffee on the templates. Sprinkle some more dry coffee grounds on them and let that sit for another 30 minutes. Now blow dry the pages until they are completely dry.

Step 3: Printing the Templates

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Your aged paper will be a bit wrinkled and wavy, but flatten them out as much as possible before feeding them into the printer. Print each template one-by-one and watch the printer to make sure it doesn't jam. I didn't have any issues with my printer (it did rip one of the pages but didn't jam).

You can print single-sided or double-sided - your choice. If you print double-sided you'll have three pages total. If you print single-sided you'll end up with six pages. If you plan to display these prints in a frame or something, single-sided would be best.

And the very last thing is to tear away the borders of the pages (including the Muggle Magic links). This will give the pages a old parchment-like look. If you'd rather keep the edges straight, use a ruler and X-acto knife to cut off the Muggle Magic links.

Step 4: You're Finished!

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That's it! You're all done!

Please let me know what you think and share your creations in the comments below!

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Comments

ShmuliPlayzzz (author)2018-01-22

Hey, it looks really great! But could you please try to make the templates on A4 paper? Then my printer would be able to print it. That would be really nice

Just print them on A4 and choose the scale to fit option when you print. They should turn out fine. Just rip a bit more off from the top and bottom when they're finished.

ale666 made it! (author)2018-01-15

I made one in a 20x30cm frame

Muggle Magic (author)ale6662018-01-16

Looks great!

ale666 (author)Muggle Magic2018-01-16

Thanks!

Arfang (author)2018-01-16

About your printing after the aging, it was a ink printer ?

I already did an aging like yours, but I printed before with a laser color.

Muggle Magic (author)Arfang2018-01-16

Yes, I used an inkjet for this one. Did the laser printer toner bleed or blur?

Arfang (author)Muggle Magic2018-01-16

Nope, but it was only in black: Gothic text for a RPG, and another time Elfic text.

And it didn't blur, and the "brillant" effect of the laser also stayed.

But I didn't wet the pages too much (your result is superb). And I used tea not coffe =)

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