Re: [collage] Getting Rid of Stickiness
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> Does anybody have a solution to get rid of the stickiness
> caused by acrylic medium? I seal my collage work with 2-3
> coats of acrylic medium, but there is still some stickiness.
> I'm afraid that when I ship my work, that the paper packaging
> will stick.
Hi, I've just joined this group, and am coming out of lurkdom to offer my 2c
worth! I know some artists use Dorlands wax/paste to finish their acrylic
works......I haven't been able to locate a source here (Sydney, Australia)
but have successfully used an 'Artists Finishing Wax' - sorry, can't give
you the name as the label was damaged early on - can't read it, nor
remember! It's an American product, so should be readily available. It
comes in a solid block in a tin. I rub the wax block over my acrylic work,
rub well with my fingers (the warmth softens the wax which helps spread it),
let it dry for an hour, to harden, and then buff it well with a soft cloth
in the same way you would with furniture polish. I love it....both for
its' 'unsticking' abilities and particularly for the lovely sheen it gives
to collages etc. I know that when I was searching for the Dorlands I had
several waxes to choose from at the art supply store, and suspect any of
them would work.
- Others may have a better solution...I've used wax paper as a cover and
I think that spraying fixative might work...havn't tried it yet but
plan to since I have this problem, also.
- Hi Kristine,
Yes it will stick! After 3 coats of your acrylic medium, give it a couple of coats of Golden UV varnish (gloss or mat). It dries hard and keeps work from fading as well. It's poisonous, so follow the directions. One part varnish to 2 parts water. Mix a little at a time and you won't wate any. Coat sides too.
Does anybody have a solution to get rid of the stickiness
caused by acrylic medium? I seal my collage work with 2-3
coats of acrylic medium, but there is still some stickiness.
I'm afraid that when I ship my work, that the paper packaging
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