Hey, ya’ll below are the steps on how to “age” paper.
– Coffee grounds
– Paper towels
– Paper of your choosing*
– Heat gun**
[ *I ONLY USED NOTEBOOK PAPER BECAUSE THIS IS FROM A Commission I CREATED FOR A CLIENT. FEEL FREE TO USE A HEAVIER STOCK PAPER. **THIS IS NOT NECESSARY AND ONLY NEEDED TO DRY THE PAPER FASTER]
Lightly sprinkle coffee grounds onto the paper. While using a paintbrush gently saturate the page with water. Use small circular motions, with the paintbrush, move the coffee around to the desired areas of the paper.
Once finished with a layer of coffee grounds take a paper towel and lightly dab off excess water.
Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have your desired saturation.
Then use a heat gun, or air dry your paper.
Once the paper is dry, lightly brush off any excess coffee grounds. For an added effect crumble up your paper to give more of a “worn out” look.