Makin’ an Old School Poster:
This summer, I’ll be moving into a new apartment. It’s not furnished, so I’ve had to buy all the furniture for it. So partly because I’m poor and can’t afford new things, and partly because I like old-timey stuff, my room will have a vintage theme. So in coming up with decorations for my room, I wanted to get some Mumford & Sons in there. Here’s how I made the poster. You’ll need: Paper to print the picture on, scissors, tape, twine, and heavy objects.
Step 1: I aged a poster I made earlier by using photoshop. Message me if you want the full sized file to make one of your own.
Step 2: Print. The college I go to has a plotter printer so I was able to print it out to a normal poster size.
Step 3: Cut it out; leave extra room at the top though. This is used to wrap around and hang the poster from later.
Step 4: Make some coffee, or tea. Drink most of it (yay!), but leave a little (around an inch) left in the cup.
Step 5: Roll up the poster and dip the edges in the coffee. Let each edge sit for a few minutes.
Step 7: Hang the poster somewhere so you can let the edges dry. Meanwhile, get a brush (or if you don’t have a brush, like me, a paper towel) and blot coffee/tea on some spots in the middle. This is mostly just so the brownish stain isn’t just around the edges, which looks weird.
Step 8: (The scariest step for me) Roll it all into a ball. Just crush it, smoosh it, sit on it, whatever. Leave it like that for awhile.
Step 9: Flatten it out and then put something heavy over it like books. (More specifically, my roommate’s textbooks) Let it sit for awhile, I think I left mine for a few hours.
Step 10: Roll the excess at the top tightly, and secure into place with tape or staples. Then, run some twine through the roll you’ve made, and then tie the ends together above. Remember to add a small loop in the twine so you can put a tack through it.
Ta-da! A kind of old looking poster. I added some beads to the twine just because. I know it’s kind of crappy, but it was a lot of fun to make and I think it’ll look cool in my vintage-y room. I may roll it up and crumple it a few more times to soften the paper up and make it look older.