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Garrett
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I tried searching for this, but didn't want to weed through 100 pages of stuff.

Anyhow, I'm in the process of making up an "easy money" gimmick (the Prophet version) using paper to money. The paper is white, so I'm worried about the difference in border color, as it seems like it will be very noticeable, even from a distance. For someone who has made a gimmick like this before, did you color the borders of the paper? If so, what did you use to color them?

Thanks for the help!
Garrett
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By the way, I know there's a thread right below this one about using colored paper, but I'd like to stick with white (for the sake of contrast). I just need to figure out a way to deal with the borders.

Thanks!
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Hi Garrett
I saw yourSteve post and wanted to mention,you could use highlighter markers for the edges(the same width as the boarders).
If you don't get a perfect match,you could color the edges of the bills the same way,which would not hurt the effect at all and in some ways possibly help it.
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You might also try a colored pencil or pastel chalk. You can find these at a good art supply store. You might also want to get a blending stick.
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I made up Pat Pages Easy Money using Coupons instead of blank paper. The premise being that if you spend some time organizing your coupons you may end up counting your cash. I feel it provides a reason that the coupons turn into cash.

The coupon books from Costco are very nearly the right size as they come, just trim the ends a little. Because they are printed on a more news print like paper (not a stark white) and they often have a green border on one side they are less visible.

I perform It in Parlor Size Stand-Up, fairly Close but not Close-Up. I haven't had any problems with it.

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I used old resume off-white/slightly yellow paper, and it seems to blend well, and this does seem to give a good contrast in color. The problem was that the resume paper gradually develops tears.

Next, I tried tyvex (cut up an old mailing envelope). This stuff lasts longer than the bills, but the color was an issue. I used a highligher to color the edges and trimed them a bit. The next problem was the handling; I have dry hands and that stuff is very slippery.
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Charcoal... it gives a textured look to the edges... the paper type is important too. You want something that is more fabric like and paper. Tyvek is a good type as mentioned above. Take a trip to the office supply store and see what you can find in the specialty paper section.

But charcoal works well... just make sure you handle it some so the loose particles wear off so youre hands don't get too messy.

Losts of different ways though... basically you are looking to add visual aging to paper since most money is worn and aged. Might take a trip to the craft store too.
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On 2009-11-09 06:14, Mary Mowder wrote:
I made up Pat Pages Easy Money using Coupons instead of blank paper. The premise being that if you spend some time organizing your coupons you may end up counting your cash. I feel it provides a reason that the coupons turn into cash.

The coupon books from Costco are very nearly the right size as they come, just trim the ends a little. Because they are printed on a more news print like paper (not a stark white) and they often have a green border on one side they are less visible.

I perform It in Parlor Size Stand-Up, fairly Close but not Close-Up. I haven't had any problems with it.

-Mary Mowder


Thanks Mary!!!!
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I print up my own money for money magic and through trial and error I have fond that 100% cotton paper at the 24 weight feels like the real thing after printing. I also overspray a very light coat of sealer for obvious reasons.

I print double sided bills, or an odd corner on a bill or a mismade dollar where the serial number matches on both sides.

This worked the best for me.

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I was able to find something that looked like bill stock at an office supply store, years ago. Just shop around.
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I found using glossy paper helps this issue. It's actually harder to see through (it may be thin!) due to the reflection of paper property.
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