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How to Finish Your Paintings & Drawings

After you go through all the work to create your beautiful masterpiece, you are going to want to protect it from UV light, dust, dirt, fingerprints, etc. Especially if it is one of those works of art that deserves a more prominent spot than the refrigerator. In this video I talk about spray varnish and fixatif. I use Krylon Workable Fixatif for my pencil drawings and Krylon Spray Varnishes for my paintings.


It is fairly easy to varnish your paintings with spray, but you do need to read the instructions on the container. Watch the temperature, weather & humidity when varnishing and make sure you do it in a well ventilated area. (I personally prefer doing it outside.) This is one I would recommend having adult helpers doing this...or at least being close by to help.


I hope this information helps. As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in your arting journey!


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bebop191
bebop191
Feb 27, 2021

🤦🏻‍♀️ same video, I guess I must watch the whole thing.

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cmfischertonks
cmfischertonks
Feb 27, 2021
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Oh sorry. I thought you were on the wire hanger video. My bad. She may like that one too.

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bebop191
bebop191
Feb 27, 2021

That is so cool to know I’ll have to share that with Trin!

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cmfischertonks
cmfischertonks
Feb 27, 2021
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Yes, I would recommend vanishing them. You can use spray (make sure the room is well ventilated) or liquid (as long as the painting is smooth). For a wall, I would suggest matte or satin finish. Gloss may be too shiny & reflect the light too much. I will do a tutorial for liquid varnish so you can see what is involved with that. (Spoiler alert: spray varnish is much easier! 😉)

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