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How to Antique Paper

I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age. (I used regular ...
  • Rosie Lee

    How to antique paper. "Paint" coffee all over it and bake in oven -- great for cards and invites or PIRATE treasure map!

  • Susan Sinclair

    how to antique paper. "paint' coffee all over it and bake in oven. Pirate treasure map idea?!

  • Kristi Frunzar

    how to antique paper. "paint' coffee all over it and bake in oven/great for pirate treasure maps or for school projects!

  • Carol Glancy

    How to antique paper. "Paint" coffee all over it and bake in oven -- great for cards and invites! Age paper for orn.

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How to Age your Paper: 1.You want to print or write anything on your paper BEFORE you age it. 2.Preheat oven to 200°. 3.Place the paper on a cookie sheet (I use an old one) 4.Pour tea/coffee over the paper until the entire sheet is covered, make sure it soaks in on both side. 5.If you want darker spots on the paper, sprinkle instant coffee on the paper and let it sit on the paper. Wipe it off after a few minutes. 6.Rub your finger around the edge of the paper to wear the edges. ...

How to antique paper. "Paint" coffee all over it and bake in oven -- great for pirate treasure maps!