Something's look better with age, like an old family quilt whose faded
fabric shows the loving hands that have held it. Bringing an "aged"
look to a scrapbook page can give the same well loved, worn feeling.
Aging techniques enhance pages with an old fashioned feel. Mastering
these vintage looks on your layouts is easy. Here are a few techniques
on "getting rough" with your papers to create your textured look.
Wrinkling is as easy as wadding your cardstock into a ball. Flattening
out and repeating until you get the look you want. If you are using a
heavier cardstock, try wetting it with a spray bottle before you wad,
this will help with the paper not tearing. With some cardstock, it has
a white core, you can take a piece of sand paper and rough over the
top of the crinkles to remove the color. This will leave a cracked
look to your paper. Once you have un-wadded your paper, you can take a
iron and smooth your paper back to the 12X12 sheet.
Sandpaper is another fun way to get an instant aged look. Lightly sand
over any surface, but it does work best with a heavier cardstock. Make
sure you remove all of the residue before you glue anything down on
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