I wanted to test out tea staining and putting tea stained paper through our printer and it went well. I lined a cookie sheet with aluminum foil with the edges of the aluminum foil pointed up so it created a sort of bowl. Then put the sheet of paper in the cookie sheet and gently poured tea over it until it was completely covered. I left it for about an hour. Then poured the tea out and let the paper dry naturally.
I did this with a blank sheet that I then ran through the printer. And I also printed out a page and soaked that in the tea. They both worked well. I didn't have any of the ink run on the second one either, which was what I was worried about.
Here are the pictures front and back. The one on the left is the one that was stained and then printed on top of. And the one on the right is printed and then stained.
The little white spots seem to have come from bubbles that got caught under the page while staining. If I had put the printed page face down in the stain instead of face up I would have gotten those on the front of the page too. I really kind of like them. Also with the one on the left it seems that it was flattened a little more from going through the printer. Where as the one stained after printing got some ruffling to the edges.
Which do y'all think looks best?
I am going to do some more experiments to see what I can do. My next experiment will involve purple water and some lavender oil.