Can you put a background(watermark) on a piece of paper?

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Katymac Mon 27-Mar-06 20:58:35

Sort of very light behind the writing?

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Dingle Mon 27-Mar-06 21:03:43

You can stamp onto card/paper with a versamark stamp which gives a watermark effect.

I used this recently of Hausfrau's CJ layout.

Is that any help what so ever!!!

auntyquated Mon 27-Mar-06 21:07:03

yuo can do this using Word IIRC

dingle i was showing Hi5 HF's CJ tonight and we were having a discussion about your green paper, trying to work out if you's bought like that or had stamped onto it. is that the one you mean?

Katymac Mon 27-Mar-06 21:15:29

I thought you could do it in word...does anyone know how?

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auntyquated Mon 27-Mar-06 21:16:36

cut and paste from Word help pages....

Add a watermark to a printed document

The watermark commands are available only in normal, print layout, and outline views.

On the Format menu, point to Background, and then click Printed Watermark.
Do one of the following:
To insert a picture as a watermark (watermark: Any graphic or text, such as "Confidential," that when printed appears either on top of or behind existing document text.), click Picture Watermark, and then click Select Picture. Select the picture you want, and then click Insert.

To insert a text watermark, click Text Watermark, and then select or enter the text that you want.

Select any additional options that you want, and then click Apply.
To view a watermark as it will appear on the printed page, use print layout view (print layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.).

If you want to use an object, such as an AutoShape (AutoShapes: A group of ready-made shapes that includes basic shapes, such as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts.), as a watermark, you can manually paste or insert it into the document header (header and footer: A header, which can consist of text or graphics, appears at the top of every page in a section. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. Headers and footers often contain page numbers, chapter titles, dates, and author names.). You cannot use the Printed Watermark dialog box to control these settings.

Note If you want to add a theme (theme: A set of unified design elements that provides a look for your document by using color, fonts, and graphics.), which includes document backgrounds, design elements, and color schemes, use the Themes command on the Format menu.

Katymac Mon 27-Mar-06 21:27:04

When I do that I get lots of little pictures....I wanted 1 big one (iyswim)

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NoPearls Mon 27-Mar-06 21:40:26

You could try putting the picture in the header - it's the long way round of doing what AuntyQuated suggested (not sure why that isn't working for you):

Header and Footer
Insert - Picture - From File/ClipArt whatever - Insert
Resize the picture
On the Picture toolbar (which should be floating around on screen somewhere) click the Text Wrapping button which has a dog and some lines on it, then click on Behind Text
If the colour is too intense, find the Colour button on the Picture toolbar and click on it, then click on Washout
When you are happy, click on the button with close written on it on the Header and Footer toolbar.

Dingle Mon 27-Mar-06 21:44:21

Hi5 is local to you...oh so to have a local crafting buddy...come on someone move to Kent!

Yes AQ, that is the one I was talking about. I hadn't got the paer I wanted in the colour I wanted so I thought I would give it a try. I used one of those little stamps that came as a freebie on a mag recently. Do you what, I can't even remember what the LO looked like now!!LOL.

Going back to the question....that watermark business on the PC looks far too technical for the likes of me!

Katymac Mon 27-Mar-06 21:55:18

Thanks NoPearls, I'm OK as far as the little dog thing but it's OK - it seems to look OK

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auntyquated Tue 28-Mar-06 17:22:53

hi dingle,
Hi5 is my good friend from years back. wwe were at the same college then ended up in the same town, had chldren at the same time, were SAHMs etc and now both craft altho' rarely togther, we tend to show what we have been up to, show what we have bought, chat about ideas and then do our own thing. hi5 sells loads more cards than me and hasn't ventured into scrapbooking. YET

your paper was really effective, i haven't added to the cJ yet, just at the 'mulling it over' stage

katymac - did you get sortde?

auntyquated Tue 28-Mar-06 17:26:53

i've managed to do one big pic as the watermark. slect scale as 500% and it fills the page right ot the edges

Katymac Tue 28-Mar-06 21:43:22

No - so I gave up.....I'm such a wuss

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