Non toxic fixative for charcoal?

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DrawingU wrote
on 28 Jun 2012 10:11 AM

I used a krylon acrylic coating on a charcoal drawing and even though I did in in a garage with the door open, it still stank.

Is there something that is non toxic and non smelly? I don't particularly like aerosol cans. Something that is liquid in a manual spray bottle would be even better.

The drawings I'm spraying are of very little value. They are my drawing class work. I want to fix them so I that when I look at them a few months later, the charcoal would not have smeared or fallen off causing the dark areas to fade.

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ninelika wrote
on 11 Jul 2012 3:41 AM

I'm a beginner in art but a great lover. I have used this krylon acrylic coating once and I had the same.


If somebody has a better suggestions, I will appreciate, too.



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jcurry wrote
on 27 Jul 2012 7:39 PM

This may sound crazy but I use hairspray. If not aerosol use a pump spray but make sure you don't get any drips with the pump.  This I learned many years ago in high school art class.  Good luck!


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