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Making paper look aged

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

  1. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet 12oz Elite Member

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    Making paper look aged

    Discussion started by Swiffer Jet - Oct 17, 2004

    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

    tips/advice?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. yeaaaah baby

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    yeaaaah baby - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    soak it in tea and then put it on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for awhile.
     
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  3. imported_Tesseract - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    so you draw maps...
     
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    EyeforAnEYE - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    you can use wood stain
     
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  5. Fabo 2

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    Fabo 2 - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    teabag for pirate map effect
    lighter to burn the edges
    I remember doing this at primary school
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    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.
     
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    porque - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    ...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?...
     
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    RUSTOvKRYLON - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    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
     
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    Overtime - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    set it outside for a year or 14, well, a day or so
     
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    Swiffer Jet - Replied Oct 17, 2004


    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..
     
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    Nekro - Replied Oct 17, 2004

    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.
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Oct 17, 2004


    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.
     
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    oneeightyone - Replied Oct 18, 2004

    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.
     
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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Oct 18, 2004

    I so want to hear how your grade 4 art project turns out!
     
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    OMG Im Naked - Replied Oct 18, 2004

    leave it somewhere for about 20-30 years, and go back and collect it...BELEIVE ME, this will get the most natural results
     
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