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Tea staining paper - non acid technique

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Lovely tea stained papers

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Category Paper Crafts
Style Eco-Friendly, Traditional, Victorian / Steampunk, Romantic, Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What inspired your paper craft project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Tea staining paper at the Sago on Tuesdays bindery

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What materials did you use? plastic tub, cheap tea bags, bi-carb soda (baking soda), warm water, paper of choice, plastic perforated trays,

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What are you most proud of? The feedback I have had from students and other binders that the speed of this method gives them the chance to do complete antiqued projects in realistic time.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To get the most out of this, it's great to have a selection of different papers, to see which papers make the best effects for you. Also, to use the tea bath not just once, but up to 7 days straight, as the colours and sediment from the tea bags continues to produce better and better effects. Just be sure to check the pH with a testing kit (if pH is the important thing for you) and add and stir in more bi-carb until it comes down to about 6.5-7.

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Where is the instruction to get the patterns?

04/13/2016 Flag

Are there directions on how to do this?

05/27/2016 Flag

Also looking for more specific instructions

06/02/2016 Flag

Where is your tutorial?

07/25/2016 Flag

Lovely, but although you show a few pictures of the stages there is no explanation or detail on HOW to do this. I.e., amount of baking soda to water, do you soak or just pour the water over the paper, do you heat the water or baking soda.....

07/25/2016 Flag