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Offline Emily

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How do you protect your work?
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:30:18 PM »
Just curious what y'all use to protect your addressed envelopes and/or finished, framed pieces... I've been using MicroGlaze on my envelopes, which seems to work pretty well, but I've noticed that with gouache, even one drop of rain can make the ink run if it's touched. Any ideas? And is there anything for finished, framed pieces to protect them from light and fading?

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Re: How do you protect your work?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 09:06:07 PM »
Finished pieces for framing, I just leave it. However, probably should use some sort of fixative.

I never used to spray my envelopes! Oopsie! Although once I had these horrible envelopes that wouldn't take ink and I was desperate so I sprayed them with aquanet hair spray! It worked! Then there was another time I had to make something out of gelatin. (I remember reading it in a calligraphy tips book once.) And it worked.

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