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Postby Menolly » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:17 pm

Has anybody here worked with spray fixative a lot? Apparently, it doesn't get along well with newsprint - it makes it curl and degrade faster. Is this something unique to newsprint, or do I need to be careful using it with other papers, too?
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Postby BAReam » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:50 pm

Spray fixative should be applied in several light, thin layers... allowing drying time between coats. Never saturate the paper.

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Postby Menolly » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks for the tip!
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Postby Harmonygirl » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:39 am

I have also found that the curling can be helped by spraying both sides. Now this is my own logic. When the fixative drys it tightens and will curl the paper up. Granted.... like was said, thin layers, I have wrinkled paper having put too much on......
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:19 pm

Don,t know much about this stuff. But I would say anything in a spray can is an inferior product.
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Postby Menolly » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:10 pm

Well, the non-spray options make a mess of charcoal, so sprays are the only option I know of. I'm all ears for other ideas.
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Postby arlynnhr » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:11 pm

Menolly,
I recommend Krylon Workable Fixatif 1306. It's a spray fixative that can be re-worked...I've been told most of them are not re-workable. The can says it protects pencil, pastel and chalk drawings; prevents smudging and wrinkling and it is acid free. I don't do much pastel, charcoal or pencil work, but when I've done it this spray has worked pretty well. I'm not saying the work won't smudge at all...you still have to be careful, but it helps making it less messy.

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Postby Menolly » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:47 pm

As luck would have it, I just picked up that very thing for my latest drawing, and it has worked wonderfully. Good to know I made the right call there. On a related note, can I assume that Krylon also makes a good quality permanent fixatif? My latest drawing is a combination of pure chunk charcoal and **** Blick markers, and even with the workable fixatif, the charcoal keeps rubbing off onto the markered areas. I'm afraid I'll go to frame it and the charcoal will get all over the glass!
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Postby BAReam » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:50 am

My experience is that if it smudges easily, you may need to apply additional coats of fixative.
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Postby Menolly » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:56 pm

Thanks for the advice!
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