RPG handouts: Parchments – Part II

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This tutorial details my second batch of Parchment handouts to be used in my Ptolus D&D Campaign (Thanks to someone in the online community for providing the files – please let me know the author if you know who it is!). The first steps are similar to the previous homemade parchment post. This time, I toned my dipping brew with brown (red, yellow and blue food coloring added to boiling water, instant coffee, and a bag of black tea – because it smells good!). I wanted to have different parchment looks: off-the-press, old/wrinkled (like the one in the picture below), with blood and/or stains, etc. It is better to tear and rip your paper now if you want to have a damaged look to your handouts. The drying process makes these damages appear quite realistic (much better anyway than if you try to do them on dry paper).

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Handouts were left to dry on thick cardboard. I added red food coloring drips on a few of them to look as blood. It turned out a bit too clear for dried blood. I tried to fix it with black ink while the paper was drying. It worked okay (see this post for final pictures).

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Here’s the second batch drying… More pictures of the ready-to-use handouts in the next post…

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