Cover Image With Cheesecloth for an Oil Painting Look

For inexpensive artwork that looks like an oil painting, you can use a picture from an old calendar (or similar paper stock) by gluing it to poster board or cardboard and then lay a piece of cheese cloth over the picture. Next step is to brush on a thin coat of shellac over the cheese cloth. Once dry, cut the board and cheese cloth to fit the size of the picture. Place in a frame proper for the size. Bet you can find a frame in a dollar store or at a garage sale on the cheap ;-)

Source: Can't remember where I read this craft tip but it works great :-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

August 19, 20080 found this helpful

This is a great tip. Thanks!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 19, 20080 found this helpful

What a wonderful, cheap, and frugal idea! Now I wish I had saved all of those calendar pictures that I had cut out and didn't know what to do with them! Thank you for sharing the idea.


ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 19, 20080 found this helpful

You can also use ModPodge or even thinned white Elmers-type glue to decoupage a picture and also create texture.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Rustic looking bookcase.
Frugal Decorating Ideas
Crafts Home DecorAugust 19, 2008
Disposing of Used Motor Oil, Used Motor Oil in a Gallon Jug
Disposing of Used Motor Oil
dirty garage floor
Removing Oil Stains from Garage Floor
Up close photo of a dirty driveway.
Removing Oil Spills from Your Driveway
Making an Oil Bottle Drip Cover
Making an Oil Bottle Drip Cover
New Years Ideas!
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 5, 2016 at 10:12:22 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!