Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Age and Antique Paper

Aging paper is one of the easiest things to do and the difference and character it adds to whatever craft your doing is huge. Since I love making cards so much, sometimes its hard to find the exact quotes or saying that I want on a particular card so it is super easy for me to just type what I want and print it out off the computer.


To Make:

Stuff you need:
Printed Quotes, Sayings or Phrases on regular printer paper
Brewed Coffee
Cookie Sheet
Paper towels
Distressing/Aging stain (optional)
Step One: Pre-heat oven to 300.
Step Two: Cut out your quotes (you can cut jagged edges to achieve the look like in the pictures here)
Step Three: Crinkle paper and place on cookie sheet.
Step Four: Pour brewed coffee over the paper, let sit for about a minute then sop up the access coffee with paper towels.
Step Five: Place in oven for about 5ish minutes until paper is dry and winkled looking
Step Six (optional): To give a more aged/antiqued look use aging paper stain around the edges.

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