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  • Watercolour fixative?

    I've been experimenting with watercolour painting, and was wondering if there is such a thing a a fixative for watercolour?

    The paintings I'm working on are small - 5cm2 - and will be stuck on cards and books. Maybe fixative isn't needed for watercolour?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer.

    Lenny.
    ~~The old ways are the future~~

  • #2
    I believe that watercolours fade regardless of using a fixative (varnish) or not. Maybe someone else can embellish on this?

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    • #3
      I have never used one. I don't think varnish or anything of that ilk would be successful. If it was very important that I protect it I would probably spray it with Hair lacquer. Good as anything. Always use that on charcoal or crayon.
      Carol
      God helps them that help themselves.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Critchley View Post
        Hair lacquer.
        I use that on my children's pastels. Tesco sells an Everyday Value one that seems to work well. I'll give it a go on a sample of watercolour to see what happens.

        Thank you.
        ~~The old ways are the future~~

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        • #5
          This might help? http://www.greatart.co.uk/SCHMINCKEA...ur-mediums.htm
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