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Introduction: Aging Paper

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In recent projects, to create the affect I was going for, I needed to make new paper looked aged. I went through a variety of different techniques to do so until I found one that is very effective in creating the look of age paper while still keeping the paper easy to work.

Step 1: Supplies

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Here are the supplies I use to age my paper

Ground Coffee

Water

Pan

Cookie sheet

Step 2: Mix Coffee and Water

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Start by filling up the pan with water and mix in a couple spoonfuls of ground coffee.

Stir the ground coffee and the water together and let it sit for a few minutes or until you can see the water changing to a light brown color.

Step 3: Place Paper in Water

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The next step was to place the paper in the water mixture. I completely submerged the paper into the water and let it soak for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Bake

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After the paper soaks for five minutes, I pulled the paper out of the water mixture and set it on a cookie sheet for baking,

I set the oven to 200 degrees and bake the paper for about 10 minutes. At the end of 10 minutes the paper should be completely dry and peel up from the paper.

Step 5: Finished

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Once I pull on the paper out of the oven it is ready for crafting!

Enjoy!

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