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More oldened paper.

Hope again to be useful to anybody.

UPDATE: Uploaded the full-size version for those who need it bigger.

NOTE: I will not reply normally here, but quite surely will comment in the deviation you used it. Anyway, be patient, I have not much time recently, so it can take a pair of weeks.

TX-001-OldPaper-01 :pointl: I like this one better.
TX-001-OldPaper-02 (This one)

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(This is stock, BUT the most of my gallery is NOT).
You can get this stock freely, but please be nice and credit me (refering to my [link] site) and leave a link so I can take a look at what you've done with it. I am curious. :)
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Oldened paper.
Explanation about how I did it (taken from a talk with ~diminuta ):

Well, I just grabbed a normal new A4 80g/m^2 sheet, one of those for xerox purpose and I followed an oldening process:
1) Rub the paper with sand-paper, just to erode it, specially the corners.
2) Impregnate it well with hot tea.(Like Amelie). With a thick brush I added more in some points. I let it dry and, from time to time, I added some more tea here and there.
3) I folded up some corners and somewhere else.
4) Dry it in the microwave (yes, the microwave). It makes the paper a little stiff. (And, obviously, dries fast)
5) Scan.
6) Submit.

I made it to some sheets to send a little curious letter. :p
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Papel envejecido.
Explicación en español (sacada de una conversación con ~diminuta ):

Pues cogí un folio A4 nuevecito de 80g/m^2 de los de fotocopia de toda la vida y lo sometí a un proceso de envejecimiento:
1) Rascado suave con lija, para erosionarlo y gastarlo, sobre todo algunas esquinas.
2) Con té caliente, lo impregné bien, bien. (Como Amelie). Con un pincel grueso le di más en algunas zonas. Fui dejando secar y de vez en cuando, le añadí a más en algunas zonas.
3) Doblado de algunas partes.
4) Secado en microondas (sí,sí, en microondas o en horno). Eso hace que se reseque algo el papel y adquiera cierta cualidad "acartonada", algo rígida. (Y, obviamente, seca rá;pido)
5) Escanear.
6) Subir.

Lo hice con varios folios para mandar una carta un poco curiosa. :p
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MustangFilly's avatar
Very VERY nice texture! I love the technique, and I might try it...if my parents are certain I won't vlow up the house...hehehe
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Thanks you!
It's quite easy to do. You just need a little patience because of the drying time. You will need to dry partially and add more tea if you want it so dark as I did. The clearer, the faster. Mmm... maybe I should try with coffee too.

Anyway, this is perfect for very special things, like the letters I made this for.
Enjoy (and don't blow up the house LOL).
MustangFilly's avatar
You're welcome, and thanks for sharing your technique!
ForsakenChiKara's avatar
Gorgeous texture.
It was used for a simple photograph here.
Abbadon321's avatar
used this on a 3ds max project, thanks :)
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poothos's avatar
Hey! I used this texture here: [link] Thanks!
Natali1's avatar
excellent texture. Thank you.
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Thanks and welcome. :)
bei-li's avatar
I love people like you.. for making such wonderful toys for artists to use ^^
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Thank ye a lot, lovely. You are too kind. It was really fun to do, and I may do some more textures or something, but I am quite busy and feel lazy for it.

Anyway, it's a pleasure I did something you find useful (and easy to make your own, too).
AWEK's avatar
:D I used it in my little PM: [link]
Lessonguy's avatar
i dunno if you'll have time, but i used your texture for this picture


hwyvar's avatar
I used it here: [link] [link]
Thanks!:heart: I really like the texture!
hwyvar's avatar
I used it here [link] [link]
phyviak's avatar
nice stuff. im using it for a myspace layout hopfully. I'll send you a link when\if it gets done
magikstock's avatar
[link] used your textured paper as a background for my journal
my-secret-niji's avatar
I used this one too here [link]

Thanks! :hug:
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used here: [link]
thanks so much! :D
hi-fi-killer's avatar
I love this texture, I just used it here [link] :D
piro23's avatar
I used your texture here [link]
thank you
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