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crafty_cow
« on: October 21, 2009 06:29:09 AM »

Hello everyone!

I just have a quick question. I want to print some labels for my christmas presents saying that they are handmade by me, but would like to print them on tea-stained paper (would love to handwrite them, but am 34 weeks pregnant and would rather use the time on my gifts than labels in the few short weeks I have left before becoming a first-time mummy).

Has anyone tried this before? Will the paper go through the printer ok (obviously once dry!!)?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009 06:38:57 AM »

you could print, then tea stain. I made a poster once that was supposed to look old, I typed out a letter that was supposed to have been written by the main character, printed it on regular printer paper, then tea stained it and burned the edges just a little bit.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009 07:01:49 AM »

Excellent, thank you!  Smiley

I wasn't sure if the ink would run or not, but I will give this a go.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009 08:12:32 AM »

I have done the same thing a long time ago, to make a journal look old. I printed it and then sponged on some tea.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009 05:02:27 PM »

I have done the same thing but using coffee staining. It will go through the printer but you must make sure the paper is completly dry. it is better to stain the paper first then let it dry (I used a hair drier to speed up the process) it worked like a charm.

Good luck with this let me know how it goes.
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