Hi, I work with pastels a fair bit and love the medium, but am having lots of problems getting my pastels to stay on the paper despite my applying layers upon layers of fixative. I'm now using Daler…READ MORE
"Hi Lim, I work in pastel a lot, at one time it was the only medium I used. Just a thought are you using the rough or smooth side of the pastel paper. It is best if you use the side with the little dimples as they help to grip the…"
"Many thanks Jane. I think I am not applying the fixative in the correct way. How far away from your painting should the can be? The instructions on the can of Daler & Rowney says 30 cm. Is that too far away?"
Hi, I work with pastels a fair bit and love the medium, but am having lots of problems getting my pastels to stay on the paper despite my applying layers upon layers of fixative. I'm now using Daler and Rowney's perfix colourless fixative (after reading a review that ranked it ahead of other fixatives). I was using Windsor & Newton's professional fixative before this. I really hope someone could help me resolve my problem. Many thanks.
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