If you have the above items – being Art Clean and a paint brush or two, why not give this technique a go? I discovered it by accident really, after I was trying to do something else!
Basically, dip your paint brush into the art clean (it’s a natural solvent used to clean brushes etc) and paint over a magazine picture until the ink starts to dissolve and spread.
It’s good to work with photographs that are composed of solid chunks of colour because the painterly effect can be kept separate without blending small areas into one.
I imagine there’d be heaps of things one could do with the painted magazine pics! I suggested to my students that they could possibly print onto the images, add real paint, photocopy them, I left it up to them to be creative with it! If anyone does anything really funky with them, I’d love to see!!