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Creating Aged or Distressed Scrapbook Pages

Category Scrapbooking
Use these techniques to make your scrapbook pages look antique. This is a guide about creating aged or distressed scrapbook pages.
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December 7, 2016

When we talk about making a scrapbook, the first thing that comes to mind is memories. Most are memories from the past that are hard to forget. In a scrapbook, it's always fun to put all the things that you want to remember in the future. It is also nice to have a concept based on a topic that you write on each page.

Memories sometimes get associated with "old" things. So, I thought of a concept where I made a scrapbook page look old, just like our past events in life.

Here are three ways to design your scrapbook pages without using much of any coloring materials.

Supplies:

  • paper
  • black and colored pens
  • coffee
  • paint brush
  • old pictures
  • candle and matchstick
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Steps:

  1. If you have leftover coffee, don't throw it away. Add a little amount of coffee granules then brush it onto a piece of paper. Let it dry for a while and when it's totally dried, write your memories on it.
  2. Light a candle and get a piece of paper. Carefully place the sides on fire to create a burning border design. Blow away the flame when it's partially burned on the side. Write down your memory and attach to your scrapbook. Editor's Note: Use caution when working with flame and have a fire extinguisher handy. It would be a good idea to do this step over your kitchen sink.
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  4. Another way to design your paper is to simply crumple your paper after writing on it. Then flatten it back out and paste in your scrapbook.
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