This is a lovely and very simple way of conserving and exhibiting your favourite works of art. This is a poster that my daughter brought back from a school trip to the Doñana National Park in Andalusia, southern Spain. But you could do exactly the same with photos, paintings, portraits – – anything you fancy that can be photocopied really. The only thing is that the largest size you can copy on a standard photocopier is A3. I’m still trying to figure out where to print off larger copies. All suggestions are welcome!!
Original poster, photo, painting, portrait, photocopied onto 80g photocopy paper
Chipboard (the same size as your photocopy)
White glue/carpenters glue
All you have to do is to stick the photocopy onto the chipboard, using the carpenters glue. Leave it overnight to dry thoroughly.
Once dry, you apply the Alkyl over the picture then, using your fingertips, with small circular movements, make swirls over the entire surface (this gives it an oil painting type finish).
On this particular poster of an Iberian Lynx, there were various flaws in the area surrounding the Lynx, so I applied paint over them and let it dry overnight before applying the Alkyl.