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« on: February 03, 2006 10:49:35 PM »

ok.  i have been searching high & low for a technique to make flat pictures (posters) and printouts look more like they've been handpainted.  i know i have seen this technique somewhere...  but where?
i seem to recall using either glue that's been watered way down & painting across the project, or using glue and egg whites... 

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006 11:35:04 AM »

Just 5 minutes ago I saw a Carol Duvall show http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_home_accessories/article/0,1789,HGTV_3255_4407721,00.html about photocopy picture printmaking.  You make a photocopy (not inkjet) of your picture and then basically lithograph.  I'm going to give it a try.

You could also try using a photo computer program and applying a mask or artist technique to get the look of paint, although it would still be flat.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006 11:40:21 AM »

Here's my suggestion: PHOTOSHOP!

once you have the pics loaded in this incredible program you can play around with all the different filters, they can add texture, pixelate, add brush strokes etc. Good Luck!

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006 01:35:19 PM »

thanks for the suggestions!  i know that the effect i am looking for was done on a show like carol duvall's, but can't remember at all where i saw it.

i'm actually looking to make the physical poster/photo look more 3-d...  so if you were to touch it, it would have the texture of something that had been painted.

photoshop would do the trick, but the gloops & globs of paint would be missing from the effect.

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006 01:38:29 PM »

could you have seen the technique in the mr bean movie? i think he used eggs... haha a little farfetched, but thats the first thing that came to mind when i read the title of your post. i probably wouldnt try that idea though, it doesnt seem like it would work!

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006 07:24:46 PM »

i had totally forgotten about that. 
now, that's all i will be able to think about... :-)

but, i actually saw it done on a crafty-type show...  i am sure eggs weren't involved, but i know it can be done.
when all is said & done, there's no mistaking the poster as hand painted, but it has texture & has brush marks as if it was painted.

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006 11:57:46 PM »

Using the canvas inket paper goes a long ways towards texture, other than that maybe just try a coat of artist's gloss medium over the top?

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