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Tutorial aging paper by Joshua-Mozes Tutorial aging paper by Joshua-Mozes
A fairly easy and cheap method to age paper for creating an old book

1-2. I use drawingpaper (I believe this is 200 grams paper). You can see the color difference from the new paper with the ones i already coloured.
3. You start with brewing some strong tea, dont be scroogy about the number of teabags, I used 4 teabags.
4. A large enough basin, tub or bucket to soak your paper
5. The tea must be as dark as possible (Resist your temptation for a cup of tea, this tea is your paint now!)
6. Soak the paper in the tea

EDIT: If the tea is still HOT, use gloves or pinchers of a kind! (chopsticks would do the trick) Don't burn your fingers...

7. Dry it on a drying-rack or on a flat surface. You can speed up the proces with help of a hairdryer.
8-9. After drying the paper looks like this and you could use it already, but the aim is for even darker paper.
10. Now we are using coffee to darken the paper even more.
11-12 Let it dry, and be amazed by the fact the paper really looks OLD...
13. Now you can paint, write, and/or print you texts. And make your ancient book.

In a later stage I also wil submit a bookbinding tutorial. Till then...
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EvaAnnPete Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you resoak the paper in coffee after drying it the first time?
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. You can repeat it more then once.

The darker the paper, the 'older' it looks. You can experiment with small strips of paper- first one only tea, second tea and coffee, third tea and repeated coffee etc
Now you can compared and decide which one look old enough. Have Fun :D
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Larpwizard Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Nice patination work! :)
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Just what I've been looking for! Fantastic tutorial!
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
AweSomE!!!!!!
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!!
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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