I seem to have found a process you can use to make original newspaper clippings into semi-transparent screens. Basically, this is a process you can use as an alternative to simply copying onto clear plastic. I have no idea why you would want to do this except that it gives a neat real newspaper clipping look. (Because it is a real newspaper clipping.)
So basically, you will need to take and laminate a piece of newspaper, separate the lamination, and remove most of the paper.
- Laminated newspaper clipping
- Steel wool
Step 1: Cut Off an Edge of the Transparency
Step 2: Bend the Transparency
Step 3: Split the Transparency
Step 4: Wet the Transparency
Step 5: Rub the Paper Off
You could do it all with your hands, but that would take longer and be harder. You could do it all with the steel wool, but if you don't take some off with your hands then it will clog quickly and be a waste of steel wool.
Be careful not to rub too much off. You will still have paper on the plastic when you are done. If the image starts to disappear then stop rubbing on that area.
Step 6: Dry Off
Step 7: Finished
- Don't do this with anything important and irreplaceable.
- Do comment if you have ideas or suggestions.
A note on the use of copyrighted content: I have made limited use, in low resolution images, of a copyrighted work in a way that does not detract from the value of the work in question. It is for educational and non-commercial purposes. Given these facts it falls under fair use.