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06-25-2006, 07:32 AM
Hi, I'm painting over some inkjet prints with oils but want some of the original inkjet image to show. I put a coat of clear acrylic gel medium over the ink and then painted in oil over the acrylic gel. Will the oil leach through the gel and damage the ink? I also tried coating an inkjet with Liquidtex clear actylic gesso but it comes out far too milky.


06-25-2006, 10:30 AM
You might consider putting a thin layer of clear spray varnish over the print that you have sealed with acrylic (you want to pre-seal with acrylic, as the solvents in the varnish might affect the print). This will effectively protect the acrylic from absorbtion of the oils. I would suggest using a satin finish, as any areas not painted will not be excessively shiny, but gloss would probably also work well.

I have some oil paintings that I have appliqued japanese prints to, and although I did not seal them acrylic, the spray varnish has worked for me.

Hope this helps!