If I can turn your inexpensive poster into a million dollar look-alike oil painting, would you give me five minutes?

 A catchy title… sounds like a mystery… maybe even a 2012 fraud case for a criminal attorney. The answer to the title is a known trade that frame shops have been doing since the 1960’s. The process is called Acrylic Gelling. Gelling is when frame shops use clear acrylic paint and paint a poster in various ways to make a poster appear to be painted by the artist. Frames shops such as Frames USA and Art Gallery can make your poster look like it was just painted. Usually frame shops have some samples on display. There are some acrylic paints that are matte and give a cloudier texture, for areas where a customer doesn’t want a high sheen finish such as in a dark bathroom, a highly decorated bedroom or in a hallway. A glossy finish can be applied as well, ideal for bright rooms or an empty wall that you want the artwork to be seen easily. This technique often doesn’t require glass. The cost factor to this is roughly about the same cost as a piece of glass installed on your frame.

*Examples of Gelled pieces coming soon:

 

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