How to Age Paper

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Intro: How to Age Paper

There is little on the net for Paper aging and no Instructables, but Paper hacks has changed that, For more hacks goto: http://paperhacks.com/

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    jianqiang

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I suppose kinda tearing 'em makes would be better too eh? Kinda more like sheepskin A4

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    jianqiang

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, when you burn the edges, be ready to blow it out because after the coffee or crumpling it burns like napalm, or something like it.

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    I tried burning the edges and its not even worth it. Besides its not even realistic for just the edges to be burned, but I guess it makes a neat effect.

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    jianqiang

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is uber complicated. I did this for like a medieval fair thing in grade school. I just crumpled up the paper, stuck it in a pan of coffee(or tea, but the amount of water and tea, coffe is faster) for a few minutes, until the paper soaked it all up, then dry, then burn edges. It tends to look better if you write on it after, but I cant really do calligraphy. I also did this in college but ripped the edges, put it in a bottle, and gave it to a lady friend, of course there was a sentimental quote from ol' will. Don't mean to be like negative, I'll for sure check out the site dude/dudette

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    ItsTheHobbs

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I did this for a project in school, but when i did it, I made super strong tea, like five bags, and dipped it for a little while. It also looks pretty neat when you singe the edges a little with a lighter or candle.

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    caitlinsdad

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Is that green tea you used? I think that gives the neon green tinge from the dyes they put in that stuff. Maybe better to use a regular tea bag which gives brown-orange colored tea for the antique look. Maybe even a cup of coffee would do.

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