One of the highlights of this kid's room in Portland was the hand-stained wizard scroll hanging on the gallery wall. Mother and daughter have a common love for old manuscripts and weathered maps, so they make them together. Here is the play by play from a recent addition to their ongoing "olde" collaboration. Mom Julianna Bright is a musician and visual artist, so she has lots of cool tricks for working with paper.
Working together in their kitchen nook, the mother and daughter tea-stained paper before heading outside to burn the edges (Julianna reports that her daughter delightedly snaps to attention when allowed to handle grownup stuff, eager to do a great job). Once they made the paper look sufficiently old and weathered, they were ready to paint the scrolls. The beautiful results are perfect for play or display.