aging paper

aging paper

Post by Chery » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Could someone post the instructions on how to make paper appear aged?
Thanks
cyh
 
 
 

aging paper

Post by mary elizabet » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> Could someone post the instructions on how to make paper appear aged?
> Thanks
> cyh

Hi Cheryl,

I have done this with tea. There are other ways (heat, crackle mediums)
depending on how aged you want it to appear, but this one is failproof and
a start.

marye

 
 
 

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Post by carriageb.. » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Hello!  I have also done this with tea and it works great.  Good luck!

-Kathy

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aging paper

Post by Chery » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Just looking for something basic, for my daughters 6th grade assignment of
an old diary (just a couple of pages).  I did this once myself at about the
same age, but can't remember the process...something about crumpling the
paper, ironing with wax paper and baking in the oven.  Problem is that I
can't remember the details...sound familiar???  I haven't heard of using
tea, that's interesting as well.
cyh
Quote:



>> Could someone post the instructions on how to make paper appear aged?
>> Thanks
>> cyh

>Hi Cheryl,

>I have done this with tea. There are other ways (heat, crackle mediums)
>depending on how aged you want it to appear, but this one is failproof and
>a start.

>marye

 
 
 

aging paper

Post by carriageb.. » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I haven't heard of the ironing crumpled paper process that you
described.  Using the tea method is very easy.  Simply make  a cup of
hot tea at regular strength (if you want the paper darker make the tea
stronger, lighter make it weaker).  Let tea cool.  Pour into an oblong
baking dish and place a piece of paper into dish and let the tea soak in
(it only takes a few minutes).   Make sure the paper is completely
covered by the tea.  Take paper out of tea solution and let air dry on a
piece of wax paper -make sure paper is flat.  Once dry, paper can be
written on the then crumbled up.  The tea gives it a nice old "yellowed"
look.  I think you would be happy with the results  Good luck!

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aging paper

Post by tony Grimwoo » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Hi' Chrissie from New Zealand here.
I have a friend who uses coffee water to stain the paper after tearing
it in the appropriate places to create an aged look.
He then uses it to write his poetry on.
Hope this helps.
Regards,Chrissie
 
 
 

aging paper

Post by Chery » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Thanks for all the help, we used the tea which worked great.  I think we'll
do a couple of extra test sheets with coffee just for comparison--that is if
I can part with the coffee :)
cyh
Quote:

>Hi' Chrissie from New Zealand here.
>I have a friend who uses coffee water to stain the paper after tearing
>it in the appropriate places to create an aged look.
>He then uses it to write his poetry on.
>Hope this helps.
>Regards,Chrissie