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

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Best Answer 11 years ago

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

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

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
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

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
watermarkd8

Answer 11 years ago

can i used a window screen?

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 11 years ago

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
watermarkd8

Answer 11 years ago

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

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watermarkd8
watermarkd8

Answer 11 years ago

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

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

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