Introduction: How to Make Oiled Paper!

I plan to use it as a transparent light diffuser but the uses are endless for this old classic.  If it isn't as clear as you would like try a 2nd coat or try switching to a clear laquer.  Laquer takes more preparation and a faster hand so some practice might be recommended.  Not all paper works well with this and all of the papers will dry less opaque than they look when still wet.  Test before committing.


rimar2000 (author)2013-02-22


I did some like this using paraffin. You can see this here.

lafnbear (author)2013-02-21

Not to be critical but just to make sure I'm not totally crazy: pretty much whenever you say "opaque" in this vid you mean "translucent", don't you?

NelsonStudios (author)lafnbear2013-02-21

Looks like that would be correct and I was misusing the terms.

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