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Making paper look aged

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Swiffer Jet, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    Does anyone have tips on making paper look like it's been through a century or two?

    This is what I came up with:

    01. pour coffee and/or coke on napkin
    02. let it dry
    03. burn the parts of the napkin with lighter
    04. write on napkin with (liquid ink) pen/marker
    05. spray water onto napkin
    06. repeat step 4

    Another thing I want to do is to make the text look slightly blotchy due to a runny pen


  2. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    soak it in tea and then put it on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for awhile.
  3. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    you can use wood stain
  4. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    teabag for pirate map effect
    lighter to burn the edges
    I remember doing this at primary school
  5. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    if you want a really blotchy effect tot he paper you can also paint it with really diluted water colors and then dry them with a hair dryer.

    or you could leave the paper outside in the elements for 10 years.
  6. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...the reason why this is the 'century old look' is becaseu they actually used tea bags to die paper back in colonial times and then burn the edges...elementary school was awesome...

    ...seriously though...are you making a treasure map?...

    RUSTOvKRYLON Junior Member

    Joined: May 19, 2004 Messages: 167 Likes Received: 0
    aight i mean its kool ur realy into the whole art thing but i mean this thread is rather week an wont last please treat this thread like a dog that bit some one an put it down
  8. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    set it outside for a year or 14, well, a day or so
  9. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0

    That's a good idea, but I decided I'm going to buy a pen that bleeds a lot (V-point is what it's called, i think) and a water proof pen (Sanford Vision) in a little bit. Thanks for the input everyone.

    I'm thinking about writing a letter to those close to me thanking them for being a good friend and then some. Suicide is not the subject. It's lame, I know..
  10. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    You could actually get a runny, blotchy ass writing pen. Other than that. use your paper as car floor mats for a couple days (preferably wet, muddy ones) then iron the paper.
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450

    haha. when i was a kid i would draw a pirate treasure map and burn the edges.

    i did this like 5 times a day. i thought it was awesome.
  12. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    hwo about you go and get some parchment paper, if you want that nice look just go with an ivory finish or that tan like finish, that's what i do, then write with a fountain pen....just write a letter dude. leave it out in the sun to back and that's it.
  13. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    I so want to hear how your grade 4 art project turns out!
  14. OMG Im Naked

    OMG Im Naked Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 16, 2004 Messages: 153 Likes Received: 0
    leave it somewhere for about 20-30 years, and go back and collect it...BELEIVE ME, this will get the most natural results