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How To Age Paper
You Will Need
  • Paper
  • A used tea bag
  • Coffee grounds
  • Lemon juice
  • A flame
  • An iron
 
Steps
step 1Use tea
Drag a wet tea bag across the paper. The tea will stain the paper, giving it an aged appearance.
step 2Use coffee
Place wet coffee grounds on the paper; then shake them off. The coffee will turn the paper brown and give it an aged appearance.
step 3Use lemon juice
Cover the paper with lemon juice, and then expose it near a flame. The longer the exposure, the darker the paper will become.
spacer tip Tea, coffee, and lemon juice are all acidic, and will decrease the life of the paper.
step 4Burn the edges
Tear the edges, then wet the inner borders slightly to keep from burning more of the paper than you want. Then burn the paperís edges.
step 5Crumple the paper
Carefully crumple the paper a couple of times, and then iron it.
 
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