It’s nice to have a supply of antique-looking paper on hand for many projects. To make it, add copier and card stock paper to a pan that contains a kettle’s worth of boiling water and 6-7 family size tea bags or 12-14 regular bags.
Completely immerse one sheet of paper in the tea. Add up to 6 sheets, one at a time, making sure the liquid covers both sides of the paper. Keep paper in a stack to avoid lines.
Once the paper is completely dry, stack and press overnight under heavy books.
- Experiment with various teas. Paper dyed with black tea will not look the same as paper dipped in orange pekoe.
- Try dying envelopes. Be sure to open the top flap so the envelop is not sealed shut. Allow tea to saturate and dye the inside area as well.
- Using a spatula, press down on the stack of sheets in the tea bath to work out bubbles that may leave white circles on the paper.