If you want to give a pristine white paper a browned, unevenly-colored aged appearance and parchment-like texture you need to use an aging technique. I love using my own aged paper for my vintage and steampunk projects. It's also very cost effective ...

 

How to Age Paper – 6 easy technique to make paper look old and more...



How to Age Paper – 6 easy technique to make paper look old

If you want to give a pristine white paper a browned, unevenly-colored aged appearance and parchment-like texture you need to use an aging technique. I love using my own aged paper for my vintage and steampunk projects. It's also very cost effective because you only need a few ingredients to create this effect instead of buying lots of expensive paper. There are a few techniques to age paper: Coffee I'm not a coffee drinker but this aroma filled powder can be much more than just a bevarage, it can be used to age paper and give it a brown antique look.There are two ways to acheive this effect: Painting with coffee Dipping in coffee Tea Tea staining will give you a lighter color and more suttle result than coffee. You can use the tea bag itself to stain the paper directly or dip the paper in the tea. You can dry the stained paper in the oven or in a …

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DO YOU MAKE CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS?

I'm back!! Sorry for being MIA but I was going through some personal stuff and I needed a little time to myself. But now I'm back and just in time for the busy holiday season!     DO YOU MAKE CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS? Christmas cards are one of the oldest traditions of the holiday season. Making your own cards is a more personal and special manner to express your Christmas wishes and greetings. Beyond the individualized aspect of making your own Christmas cards, it can also be a useful activity to occupy children and even a way to save money. Whatever your motive, receiving a Christmas card that you’ve made is sure to make anyone happy and prove a memento they’ll likely keep for a long time. There are a few methods to make your own Christmas cards: MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS BY HAND As crafters this is my preferred option! There's nothing like receiving a personal card made just for …

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Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial with Einat

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a fun Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial. It's easy to make and you can use any papers you want but the important thing to notice is not to use bulky embellishments. If you want to put it in an envelope you need to make sure it will fold. So use thin chipboards, cut out images or stickers to embellish the card.     Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial Start with a 5 1/4" x 12" piece of double sided cardstock. I used the Lavender garden papers by Craft & You. I'm not usually a purple fan but I said the same thing about yellow and changed my mind. So I decided to use all the colors of the rainbow even if I think I don't like it. Usually I love how the project turns out! Score the cardstock at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", …

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Hexagon Box Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! The boxes just keep on coming! Today I want to share a Hexagon Box Tutorial I created for Studio 75 with the beautiful Violet Love paper collection. Their paper is perfect for creating boxes because it's heavy enough to carry the weight.     Hexagon Box Tutorial Start with two pieces of 12x6 double sided cardstock. Score them horizontally at 3, 6 and 9. Turn the paper and score vertically at 5.     Cut on the four score lines until the horizontal score line to create tabs.     Fold all the score lines. Apply glue on one of the squares on the edge of the paper.     Attach the two pieces of paper by overlapping the two edge squares.     Repeat on the other side to create the box.     Place the box on a 12x12 paper and trace the hexagon shape with a pencil. Cut it out.     Apply …

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Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you an ongoing project of mine - Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection. During the past few years I've been creating little canvases for my inspiration wall. This wall in my craft room, above my desk is basically an inspiration source for me. When I'm stuck I look up and I always get an idea.     Wall of Inspiration: My Canvases Collection As it so happens I have a tutorial for each of these small canvases! Here's the complete list: Herringbone Pattern Canvas This canvas has an interesting herringbone pattern and a contrast of colors versus white blocks of paint. I wanted to try this pattern for a long time and finally found the opportunity to do it. Mixed Media Canvas – Grow in this new small canvas for my wall of inspiration I tries a new technique with hot glue. Abstract Painting “Abstract painting does not depict a …

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