Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tutorial: How to Antique Paper, Fast and Easy!


Making things look aged in my art journal or sketchbook used to be one of my very favorite things to do!  I don't use this technique too much any more, but every once in a while, I decide to bust out this old trick, and it is still a lot of fun.

Here's what you'll need:

*Paper or a xeroxed photo (or whatever you want to "age")
*Gel wood stains
*A paintbrush
*An old t-shirt or paper towel (for wiping away the excess)




Thanks for watching, and if you enjoyed the video or have any questions, be sure to leave a comment below! :)

2 comments:

  1. you are a rock star!this is awesome! can I do that on paper, then gesso, then paint? or what would be the process? Cheers!

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  2. Thank you so much for being so nice! I'm so glad you liked the video. Yes, you could do the technique on paper, add a layer of clear gesso, then paint over it. I hope that helps! :)

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