How-To:  Weather paper for prop documents

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Tea-staining is the standard darkening method, but Propnomicon’s trick for producing an ancient, time-worn ragged edge is simple, looks great, and is one I hadn’t heard of before.

Make: Projects—Pages of a Forbidden Tome


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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