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Old Parchment Paper
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How to Create "Old Parchment Paper"


Step 1: With your computer create the sign, design, picture, spell, etc.  Print this out in BLACK ( I have tried to use other colors and find that they get washed out and are very hard to read afterwords).  This does not have to be a heavy printing I used "quick print" for my projects.


Step 2: Place paper in container and pour coffee over.  Swirl container around so all paper is covered, let sit for about 5-15 secs.  Remove paper and let excess coffee drip off.  Place Paper on flat microwave safe dish (plate, lid, directly in microwave etc).  Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.

Step 3:  Remove paper from microwave.  You can either leave paper like this or continue on to further "age" it. 
Step 4:  Take the paper and roll it "long ways".  Take the roll and stand over the sink.  With your lighter, light one end on fire, let burn a few seconds and then stomp out with damp cloth.  Repeat process for other end.  Now unroll paper and re-roll it "short-ways" and repeat the burning process of each end.  Unroll paper and flatten when finished.  You now have very "Old Parchment Paper"! 


Tools and Materials

* white computer paper
* container or dish big enough to lay paper in (at least 1 inch deep)
* strong cofee
* microwave
* lighter
* damp cloth


We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

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