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Old 05-06-2011, 01:26 PM
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How to emboss/deboss a frame right on art/watercolor paper?

I have seen this at artist exhibits where the paper, usually a handmade or lightweight watercolor paper that has a debossed/embossed frame around the artwork, sometimes a painting or an art photograph.

Its a great way to eliminate a matted frame in my opinion. I have tried googling it to find out how to create this effect to no success!

Is there a special frame tool to do this that I am not aware of?

Would appreciate some tips, thanks so much!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:30 PM
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Re: How to emboss/deboss a frame right on art/watercolor paper?

Really not sure what you mean by this... can you find some examples and post a picture?
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:22 PM
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Re: How to emboss/deboss a frame right on art/watercolor paper?

Here's one example:
I have also seen it done with fine art photography as well.
Hope it helps to understand what I mean!
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: How to emboss/deboss a frame right on art/watercolor paper?

In the sample shown it appears that the embossing is actually the plate mark from the printing process. I suspected this is what you were referring to but was thrown off when you spoke of originals and photos with it.

You could conceivably simulate a printer's plate mark by slightly dampening a watercolor paper and putting a metal plate on the paper under great weight or in a press.

See #3 in the link below:

http://www.martin2001.com/terminology/terminology.html
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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Re: How to emboss/deboss a frame right on art/watercolor paper?

Dave, THANK YOU for the very helpful link! I didn't know there were such a thing as platemark. Now its entirely possible that the artwork I saw were printed as such and since I am not familiar with it, didn't know what I was seeing.

Thanks again for the tip of simulating it as well, I will definitely try that, I love the look!

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