There are lots of different ways to make tea-dyed paper, and in this video tutorial I’m sharing my favorite method which is to paint the tea onto the paper and then bake it in the oven for 2-3 minutes. This is a really quick way to produce tea-dyed paper that has uneven color with lots of lovely texture.
As well as using plain paper to make tea dyed pages, you can also use paper that has been printed with a design or graphic image on it. This is the perfect technique for creating stained and aged vintage papers. When painting on paper that has a printed image, first make sure the print is water resistant otherwise the ink will smear. Water resistant image can be printed using a laser printer, or an inkjet printer that has permanent inks. The best type of paper to use for these pages is 24lb copy paper