Creating antique paper
Tear or use a fancy scissor cutting tool (one used in Scrapbooking) on the edges of the paper, then bunch the paper up into a ball, then spread out the paper so that it is flat. Then use a Black hot tea bag directly over the paper in different sections of the paper.
To simply create the aged antique look in common white paper. Let dry before using.
Black Tea bags can also be used to die clothing, using white material turning the material off-white.
Experiment with different teas to change the color effect (green teas can be also used to die fabric a light green).
Creative ideas from “Victoria—The Pleasures of Tea” by (Text by Kim Waller & Foreward by Nancy Lindemeyer)