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#1 Posted : Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:35:56 AM(UTC)

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For those of you that burn your paper, Please share with me how you do it and what do you use?
#2 Posted : Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:21:40 PM(UTC)

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I was working on a vintage project recently where I wanted to burn the edges of my paper.....and I literally just burned the edges with a lighter. I did it over the kitchen sink as I didn't want embers falling on the carpet if it actually caught on fire.......I just held the flame perpendicular with the paper keeping it about a quarter inch away and the paper will start to brown on the edges as it gets hot. You don't want it to actually catch on fire......

It is almost trial and error...some paper has plastic in it and will brown nicely and kinda melt on the edges.....other paper catches fire quickly and turns black.......you just have to head for the kitchen sink and try it.....

You can also take your heat gun to paper and brown it all over including the edges.

Or if you just want that "LOOK" you can tear the edges of your paper and run a brown ink pad over the edges of the paper/

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#3 Posted : Monday, October 25, 2010 7:59:57 PM(UTC)

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I use a candle in a candle holder, in the past when I had an electric range with coiled burners I would turn on the burner and gently run the edge of the paper along the burner. ( I now have a ceramic top so I can"t do it that way) I agree with doing it in the sink to catch the burned edges. I also use an old mitten or kitchen mitt to rub off the excess on the edges, that way I don't get the ash all over my hands, and if slightly hot I don't burn myself.
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