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oil paint to use on photographic paper

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How can I make common artists oil paint into transluscent oil paint?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
this site says

http://www.artspectrum.com.au/oils.html
WAX MEDIUM
Mixture of oil and wax. Add oil colour to wax medium to achieve a translucent effect. Imparts a lustrous, satin finish. Not suitable for impasto.
and from this site
www.opusframing.com/library/ pdf/oil_painting_mediums_at_opus.pdf
GAMBLIN Wax Pastilles: This naturallywhite unbleached beeswax can be used as a binder for encaustic painting or to make a wax medium. Wax can also be used to make paintings look translucent when transparent colours are used. Use care with surfaces of wax paintings as they are quite soft. For further info see OPUS Choosing Oil Mediums handout.

So it looks like what you want is a wax based medium to get this effect with oil paints.
Check www.dickblick.com as a possible source.
Hope this helps you!
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to NHolmes's Post: This is good, however, I need to try it.
I do compulage and I do not want to pay a printer for wax based ink so it sounds like it will work
After I use my photo program and merge the images
instead of taking it to a printer that uses wax based inks I lighten the photo to such an extent
as to leave only traces of the ink I then bring the disk to kinko and have it printed on canvas
or on watercolor paper or 16 X 24 matte photo
paper that I supply the next step is to paint
it. I want the photo to show through at times
but it helps me to play and do all kind of
different effects to the photo. It is a painting
of sorts but it allows me to do the photomerge
and color and texture changes I could not
do with a drawing. I will try this. hope
my extra information gives you info for another
answer for someone.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to NHolmes's Post: Dear NHolmes,
I had to send a second reply.
I live in San Diego,Ca.
but My family (husband and 4 kids) lived
in Windham N.H. for nine years. I miss your
state and my friends. Kudos!

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