Used to fix dry media such as pastels, charcoal, and graphite when it is desired to use additional media. Historically, workable fixatives were developed for use by designers using gouache to set the paint before working over it, but now it's used primarily with dry media. Always test on a scrap surface with a similar media application as your final work before use. Use in a well ventilated area with temps above 65 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity below 65%. Follow safety instructions on can. Fixatives may darken media depending on the media, the amount of media, and the substrate. Do not over-apply as it will cause a more dramatic color shift and may cause pastels to dissolve. Shake 1-2 minutes before use. Clear the nozzle by spraying a few blasts onto scrap paper, turn can upside down and spray until only gas comes out. Set work vertically and spray 12 inches from the artwork. Overlap spray about 1/2 inch on each pass with light coats. Turn artwork 90 and wait 5-7 minutes between each coat. Allow to dry completely before painting, drawing, or touching the artwork. Workable fixative dries to a matte finish.
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