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Painting on Photographic Paper
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:00 pm
I want to paint on top of a black and white photo. Do I have to use a specific type of paper or paint? Or, can I just use regular acrylic paint, and regular glossy black and white 8 x 10 paper?
Please help! I can't find anything about it. I don't know if there is a different term I should be using, or what's going on. I'm completely lost. I was hoping to use this technique for a project I am doing.
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:20 am
the technique you're referring to is known as "hand-coloring"
YES! you can absolutely paint on a B&W photographic print
I'd reccommend fiber based paper, glossy should be fine, or maybe even matte/semi-matte.
I know because my teacher has a display of B&W prints that she's painted on, looks awesome
btw, she used oil paints but they make special paints for this
here: http://www.freestylephoto.biz/c2500-Spo ... ndcoloring
i'm not sure wether or not you could, or should use acrylics.
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:04 am
What paper should I use for painting? I have watercolor paper, but I wasn't sure what kind of medium I should use for a saturated look. It's one of those Coca Cola ad girls, except this one's sophisticated. So I need really strong colors. Should I use watercolor?
Re: Painting on Photographic Paper
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:08 pm
i recommend the matte/semi-matte over the others. I have had the best results with this type