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 ;-)

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

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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By Elaine (Guest Post)
August 19, 20080 found this helpful

This is a great tip. Thanks!

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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.
Paula

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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.

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