I am loving this art technique. I can use some neat photos taken with my favorite photo app, Hipstamatic. (See post on Photo Apps.)
Here is a photo step by step direction.
Sand and paint the sides. I find these little frames at stores like Ross with goofy sayings like: “Move over coffee, this is a job for WINE!”
Add an even coat of gel medium. I like a matte version.
Lay photo on top and rub into the gel. Careful not to rub too hard to tear the paper. I use my fingers and a block of wood. Let set up at least overnight.
Spray the paper with water and gently rub the paper off. Careful not to rub too hard and remove the photo.
Add a coat of gel medium on top and press different textures into it. I’ve used bubble wrap, mesh bags, plastic wrap.
Finish with a few paint flourishes.