Howto: Prematurely age fabric and linens
July 29, 2005
I recently obtained a fabulous new piece of mystery entertainment, The Dark Museum, by master strange-exhibit artist Doug Higley.
I wanted to wrap each artifact in cloth for safekeeping and presentation, but with props like this, any old swath won't do. After a little searching, I found some appropriate textile samples, but of course each was brand new I felt they'd look better if they were appropriately aged and stained, so after a little searching on the web, I found some advice on how to make the cloth go from new to ancient in just a few easy steps.
The techniques I used were an amalgam of what I found, so I've put together a one-page sheet with details and photos. (I was itching to use Comic Life, and this provided a good excuse.) Click the thumbnail image below to download a PDF (3.5MB).