After making the blood quill, I thought I needed to add some parchment to write on, of course. So, I got out some 11x17" paper and started to age it. After many attempts at getting the right look, I found that instant coffee with a little yellow food coloring worked the best to get a rich warm aged look that parchment has. I was told to bake the paper on a low setting until dry. This worked really well. Repeating the process several times on the same paper gives a more convincing look. I also experimented with the brown packing paper and using green food coloring. This was another really fun and easy project. I will definitely be making more later.
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