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how to make a light and shade watermark like this fujiyama watermark? Answered

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2010-01-16

Dampen paper. Compress the fibers in the places you want to be lighter. Let dry.

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orksecurity (author)orksecurity2010-01-16

Note that a watermark, per se, will never make things darker. If you want something to appear dark, you lighten what's next to it so there's a contrast. (The darkest parts of this image are as dark as the darkest parts of the un-marked paper.)

Theoretically you might be able to make paper darker by roughening the surface... maybepossiblyperhaps -- but that isn't watermark.

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jtobako (author)orksecurity2010-01-16

If you are casting/making the paper, you could make the dark parts thicker, so they block more light.

If the screen you are casting with isn't flat, you can get a variety of effects.  Most watermarks are raised spots on the screen, but if you have a metal screen you could have deep/thick spots as well.

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watermarkd8 (author)jtobako2010-01-17

can i used a window screen?

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jtobako (author)watermarkd82010-01-17

If you can find metal screen (most are fiberglass covered in plastic) so that it will hold the shape.

Look at the paper making instructables, you need to make a deckle (the screen that captures the paper fibers) that isn't flat.

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watermarkd8 (author)jtobako2010-01-17

make the dark spots thicker? thicker than the original paper itself? how?

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watermarkd8 (author)orksecurity2010-01-16

how do you make a mold for these type of watermark? 

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I'd etch one out of copper, using PCB etching techniques. But that's just me.

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