Making a printed picture look like an oil painting

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  1. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering if anyone here knows how to make a printed picture look like an oil painting. I remember reading somewhere that one method is to coat it with egg white and let it dry... not sure I wanna try that. Anyone got a better idea?
     
  2. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  3. Great_Bizarro

    Great_Bizarro Sr Member

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    Scan it, run it through Photo Shop filters and print it out.
     
  4. houdiniguy

    houdiniguy Sr Member

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    There are also PRINTERS that print in oil.
    expensive but amazing.

    You can control depth of paint etc.

    8 x 10's are usually around $100

    Enjoy.
    Tom
     
  5. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    No... what I meant was make it look and feel like an oil painting... i.e. when you touch it the surface is uneven.
     
  6. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  7. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. obee1

    obee1 New Member

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    go to an arts and crafts store...like Michaels or Garden Ridge. Pick up something called Modge Podge. It comes in several different finishes depending on what you want your finished piece to look like.

    It goes on sort of a semi-translucent white and dries perfectly clear. It is viscous enought to allow you to create brush strokes and texture on the surface of the print. i have used in on many full poster sized prints and it looks amazing...

    a bit of advice......get something small to practice your strokes and technique on first. your first efforst will likely be trash. do not touch your indended target with this stuff until you can perfect it on something useless first.

    good luck..
     
  9. penwiper

    penwiper Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried this before - but since ModPodge is pretty similar to watered-down glue, would white school glue work?
     
  10. Lord_Gita

    Lord_Gita Sr Member

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    White school glue tends to yellow with time.
     
  11. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Thanks for all the advice, guys.
     

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