How do I best apply Newsprint Behind a Painting

by Amanda
(Florida)

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.."Okay I'll happily post the first question. I'm ANXIOUS to get started on this painting!!!

I have a pre-primed canvas and I am painting with Oils. I want to put a newspaper-like print as my background but I've not worked in mixed medias in FOREVER. I am wondering if I should glue the newsprint to the canvas? I want to paint a thin layer over it, to give it a "tint" look, and then top it all off with the focal point, all done in oils.

My question is can i use newsprint just as is, should i make a copy of it onto another paper form, should i put it on a fabric page? And then to paint over top of that, with the tint color, should I use acrylic, watercolor or can i use a watered down oil? ARGH! HELP

Any advice would be MOST APPRECIATED. I'm itching to start, plus its a christmas present so i NEED to start soon. :) THANKS

Amanda..."


♥ Milliande's Mixed Media Art Answer
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~ Oil Paint is a substrate that I belive does not mix to well with other paints or waterbased substrates

~First I guess it depends on what kind of oilpaint you are using, whether it is a waterbased or solvent based ones ... then the glue to adhere a background collage paper to has to be compatible with the type of oilpaint so they dont interfere with each other

~ Newsprint is not usually of archival quality so will tend to yellow and get brittle with age, to achieve a similar effect I would scan or photograph the newsprint and then print it out onto a good archival print paper ad archival printer inks ...

~ To adhere a background collage paper to a primed canvas is relatively easy using a
Golden Acrylic Mediums as they are archival and tend not to buckle too much .. hoewever stretched canvas always has some movement in it ..thats why lots of mixed media artists prefer to use birchwood as an alternative substrate for collaging on

~ to achieve a tinted look on top I would use
Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium
..Glazing Liquids are great for creating semitinted glazes or faux finishes and for for glazing in fine art painting. Liquids are also dry slowly, allowing the artist extended periods of working time. Glazing Liquid mixed with
Golden Fluid Acrylics


~Golden Fluid Acrylics are wonderfully versatile, professional-quality acrylic colors with the consistency of heavy cream.

Highly pigmented, their excellent tinting strength produces strong color even when mixed with acrylic mediums and will create a tinted effect when mixed with glazing liquid it can also be thinned with water for staining effects.
These acrylic paints are lightfast, durable, and flexible, with good adhesion.

~ Golden fluid acrylics combined with glazing liquid and a newsprint collage paper printed on archival paper with archival printing inks is how I would go about it ...however I have no experience and then combining that with oil paints ..maybe someone else reading this can offer some advice

hope this helps
♥ milliande

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thanks!
by: Amanda

that does help A LOT. gives me somewhere to start. Guess it's off to the supply store tomorrow :)

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