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froggy51 wrote
on 4 Jan 2013 5:30 AM

Hi all...


Wondered what sort of fixative you recommend for charcoal.  I have used hairspray in the past but wondered if there was a more "professional" alternative. 

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on 20 Jan 2013 9:20 PM

Hi - Hairspray gets too "gunky" and can discolor your art work. It may be cheap but the possibility of ruining art work isn't worth the risk. Anyway, that's my opinion. I was an art teacher and never allowed my students use hairspray as a fixative.  Go to your local art supply store and ask to see what they carry.  They should help you and answer any questions.  Good luck!

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