One common method of aging paper is dying the paper with coffee or tea then using the oven to dry it out afterwards. I made sweet tea today and had tea bags, so I decided to age some paper before tossing them in the trash. This is how you achieve that old paper appearance to your craft and art projects. The aged paper can be used for all sorts of things - from lapbooks to making books with children . For making papers look aged you’ll want to get the set of stains that contains antique linen, vintage photo and walnut stain. Introduction: Age Paper Using Tea. An no-bake method achieves similar results without the use of an oven. Antique paper looks yellowed, wrinkled and worn. More by the author: This is my first instructable so bare with me as I attempt to put this fun and easy tutorial on the screen for you. Later we’ll talk about bringing other colors into the mix, but you’ll want to start with those. How to Antique Paper (The Quick & Easy Way!) It makes new sheets of paper look ancient. Making paper look old using tea or coffee stains is a great way to make antique parchment manuscripts for your homeschooling crafts.


this Instructable shows how to age paper without both of those. Age Paper Without Tea: I have recently wanted to age paper, so i looked on the internet, but all of the ways seemed to involve smearing tea on paper and baking it.
Look at some old pieces of paper: unless they were in a fire they don't have burned edges. All you need is some White Computer Paper, strongly brewed Tea or Coffee, something to put everything in, and about 5 minutes. The act of making your normal paper appear old is one easy way you can add some more fun to new creative projects and avoid the high cost of getting the real thing. Some old paper has been folded and re-folded many times along almost (but not quite) the same seams. How do you make paper look old without actually waiting years and years for its color to change?Easy peasy!

The look, feel and smell of an old paper can make you think of the olden days papers like the Celtic parchment, the Papyrus of Egypt and the ancient Rice Paper of China. By snapdragon77 Follow. Crumpling and flattening is useful but don't crumple a whole lot each time, nor crumple too much that the paper comes to look unnatural.