- Step 1
Print your copy on a piece of standard printing paper using a laserjet printer. This will prevent the text from smearing.
- Step 2
Heat up a tea bag in hot water for a few minutes. Squeeze the tea bag to drain some of the liquid.
- Step 3
Rub the tea bag over the paper, covering the entire area. The paper will be thin and wet.
- Step 4
Gently fold the paper in different directions to allow the coloring to gather in the creases and create a more natural, worn look. You can either wait for the paper to air dry or use a blow dryer. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied with the color.
- Step 5
Cut around the edges of the paper in a wavy and uneven line.
- Step 6
Hold your paper about an inch above your lighter's flame and lightly burn the edges. This will give you a nice brown coloring along the edges. You can also do this on other areas of the paper, just be sure to keep the copy visible.
- Step 7
Your paper should now look somewhat like this. You can create a burnt hole in the middle of your paper by holding the flame next to the paper for a longer period of time, until the center starts to burn through. Make sure you have a damp napkin to pat the area so the perimeter is controlled.
- Step 8
Gather your remaining supplies. You can also use a rubber band in place of an elastic string.
- Step 9
Roll up your note and wrap your elastic string around the center. Leave enough room to tie the ends and cut the remainder off. Cut the ribbon to about 2-3 inches long and cut an upside-down "V" into the bottom. You can carefully light the edges of the ribbon to keep it from fraying. Fold over the top of the ribbon about 1/4". Cut a tiny slit into the center. Slide the elastic string through the slit and tie. Cut off the ends of the knot so that it's as short as possible.
- Step 10
Roll your paper back up and fit the elastic around the center. Make sure the elastic knot is under the ribbon.
- Step 11
Flatten out your foil and put your candle above it, skinny side down. Light the candle a few inches above the tip so that the wax drips down below it in a nice circular shape.
- Step 12
Repeat step 11 until you've achieved a dark red color and a nice thick blob of wax. It should look similar to this.
- Step 13
Let your wax cool down a bit. You will notice a slight color change and it will look a bit more solid. Gently stamp your wax. You may have to attempt this step a few times before you get it right.
- Step 14
Remove your stamp from the foil once it's dry. Put a small drop of super glue on the back of your stamp and attach it to the ribbon, not the paper. Hold them together for a few seconds to ensure a good bond. That's it! You now have an old fashioned, handmade scroll. Check out more great World of WarCrafts on WoW Insider.