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Danielle123

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on: November 27, 2019, 02:02:58 AM
Hi Dennis, in your video "How to seal,mount and varnish WC painting" you mentioned (as a professional  artist I like no comeback on my paintings)  what does that mean?  Do you prefer never to varnish WC paintings. Do you think it is not a good idea to varnish.
Thank you for that informative video, It is very  helpfully if I want to do this practice.


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Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 06:19:17 AM
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Hi Dennis, in your video "How to seal,mount and varnish WC painting" you mentioned (as a professional  artist I like no comeback on my paintings)  what does that mean?

I have to make sure that I have pasted the painting onto the board such that it will not peel at a later stage. Otherwise it can hook and damage the paper. I apply at least two coats of wax to the painting just in case some areas in the first layer are not covered properly. If not properly covered and the owner, through ignorance, uses a wet rag to clean the surface, it could, or will, smudge the paint beneath = disaster - your name down the drain  :o

Normally the painting does not need waxing if it is framed behind glass. If you are handing your precious painting over to a framer, then I suggest giving it a coat of wax for safety sake. Accidents do happen, even to the best of the best.
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Bill76434

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Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 10:42:59 PM
Thanks Danielle for bringing this up. I have not seen the Video you refer to.
Dennis, what wax do you use and will the application avoid the need for glass?


Danielle123

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Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 01:09:04 AM
thank you Dennis now I understand what you meant for no comming back.
Bill I found it under youtube.


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Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 05:23:52 AM
Thanks Danielle, I found the video and it answers my question Dennis. Now out to the shop!


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Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 06:13:53 PM
You can view the full tutorial HERE O0


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Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 09:48:33 PM
Thanks Nolan,
I bought 'Gamblin' Cold Wax Medium the only brand in the shop. I'll let you all know how I go.


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Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 09:54:38 PM
I use Gamblin, too, but found inexpensive hemp wax at Walmart and it works just as well.  It's supposed to be for hair, but it works on paper so I will use it on practice pieces.

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Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 11:14:12 PM
Be careful of just using any wax. The artist quality is resistant to yellowing over time.
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Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 01:18:19 AM
Yes, a couple of practice pieces for sure.


Danielle123

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Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 01:54:27 PM
Dennis I also purchased cold wax medium from (Gamblin artist's oil colours), I hope this is a good one for my watercolour and it does not yellow over time.  Thank you for help.


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Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 03:36:10 AM
Gamblin is a reputable firm so you should not have any trouble at all.
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Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 11:08:34 PM
Thank you so much  Dennis.