Asked by: P Gregorio
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th June, 2020

How do you distress a book cover?

  1. Cut a piece of drop cloth to cover the outside of the book, leaving about 2 inches of overhang around all the edges.
  2. Get a small amount of dark wax on your paint brush and lightly dab/brush the wax onto one side of the drop cloth.

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Hereof, how do you make paper look old with tea?


  1. Crumple the paper. Take a sheet of paper in your hand and crumple it into a ball.
  2. Uncrumple the paper and spritz it with water, tea or coffee. After uncrumpling the sheet of paper, fill a squirt bottle with your chosen liquid.
  3. Shape various types of damage into the paper.
  4. Lay out the paper to air dry.

Beside above, how do you make a book out of cardboard?

  1. Step 1: Gather Materials.
  2. Step 2: Measure the Spine of Your Book.
  3. Step 3: Score the Spine.
  4. Step 4: Bend the Cardboard Until the Spine "Pops"
  5. Step 5: Tear Out the One-inch Section.
  6. Step 6: Fold and Crease the Cardboard.
  7. Step 7: Fold the Pages of Your Book.
  8. Step 8: Insert Pages Into the Book Cover.

Also, how do I turn my book into a binder?

  1. Step 1: Stack Your Paper Neatly in (at Least 4) Piles of 8 Sheets.
  2. Step 2: Fold Each Stack in Half.
  3. Step 3: Unfold the Paper and Turn Over.
  4. Step 4: Staple the Pages Together.
  5. Step 5: Glue the Binding Onto the Folios.
  6. Step 6: Trim the Bound Folios.
  7. Step 7: Mark and Cut Out the Cover Boards.
  8. Step 8: Make the Book Spine.

How do tea bags affect paper?

Steep two or three tea bags in a cup of hot water for five to 10 minutes. Use inexpensive tea bags as long as the bag is sturdy and not easily torn. Remove the tea bags from the water and allow them to cool completely before handling them. Brush the front and back of the paper evenly with a tea bag.

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