Painting on top of photocopies using Karo syrup and watercolors.
This is a photocopy of my dad, 1950, in front of the mission in Monterey, CA. I have been playing around using Karo syrup with my watercolors. The syrup allows the colors to drift more slowly into one another creating a vintage postcard effect. I lay the photocopies out on parchment paper to paint and cure. Once cured (about a day) I varnish them with an acrylic varnish - the look remains the same, but not sticky.