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« on: August 06, 2006 07:43:36 PM »

I've been customizing my belongings with a Nintendo twist most of my life, but until now, I never thought of really showing them off. I'm new here, but I'll be crafting for the rest of my life, so...! ^_^
Alright... anyway, since college is right around the corner, I decided to make some quick changes to my books and paper.
For my sketchbook, I created a cover resembling the Hylian shield from The Legend of Zelda.


For my binder/notebooks, I printed images of various videogame characters [mainly from the Zelda series] and decoupaged the images on the cover. As for the paper, I used regular loose-leaf note paper, ran it through the printer [upside-down on most modern printers, by the way!!] and printed several images on them on a low-ink setting-- Almost a light watermark look. Currently, I only have Mario and Zelda paper inside the binder/notebooks. Anyway!

One of my binder/notebooks


Examples of the paper inside [though there are several I didn't show, since there are too many different designs ^_^;;]



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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 08:02:12 PM »

that watermark paper kicks ass!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006 08:06:35 PM »

that watermark paper kicks ass!!

I second!  The paper totally rocks.  I didn't realize you actually made it until I re-read your post.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006 09:07:18 PM »

What kind of printer did you use? I really love that watermark stuff. I may need to get some stuff and some cheap notebooks to make these for my 3rd grader!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006 09:22:49 PM »

Thanks! I'm glad you all like the paper [it's my favorite of the new things I've made so far, since I made WAY too much of it XD]

Lexmark Z715 is the printer I'm currently using. It's really simple to make "watermarked" paper, though!

Okay, first what I did was open Word. I used a Mario Bros. font, and a Zelda font [sorry, I can't remember the exact fonts, but I'll try to post them later!]. I would type around until I found the image I wanted to use, and then use that one "letter" [though really a wingding image] and increase the size up to 500. Most writing softwares only go up to 75, but all you have to do to go above is to manually click the 75 and type your own number ^_^
Okay, next part: Choose a light color, or just grey. Then, make sure the image is where you want it to be.
Now, make sure your print settings are set to use the smallest amount of ink possible.
Load the paper in according to your printer type [Mine has to be upside-down, holes to the right]. I could easily get 100 sheets in my printer without a single paper jam! Now, set the number of prints you want, and let the printing begin!

It's really fun to have paper like this! Besides, the paper is very inexpensive, and this method uses the smallest amount of ink possible, so... yay! XD

Okay, now I've typed too much. So I'll be quiet now!

edit: Oh, remember! I'm using loose-leaf paper-- I'm not printing onto the pages of a bound notebook! [though, if I could, I most certainly would! XD]
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006 06:12:19 PM »

oh my gosh. i definately want to do this.
this is a really, really good idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 07:26:19 PM »

That is so creative-that watermark idea just blows me away, the simplicity and the great look of the results! And I love Mario! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 02:43:39 AM »

YAY, Nintendo rules! I seriously love what you did with it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2006 08:57:04 AM »

I lurve the paper! I'm gonna try that with harry potter images  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2006 09:26:04 AM »

Wow this paper is awesome! I'm more into Mario than Zelda so the paper is my fave.
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