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    Default Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    Hi all
    Just a quick question for any artsy ladies reading this..
    I have a 5"x7" canvas board that I've just done a ink and pencil design on and I'm just wondering what I can do to seal the canvas so that the art work doesn't get smudged or ruined in any way? I've tried googling but all I was getting was for acrylic painting etc..

    Thanks in advance for any advice!!

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    Default Re: Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    You should be able to buy a can of protector for pencil on canvas, sorry can't remember the exact name. I used to buy mine from an arts supply place, like eckersley's. It's just an aerosol that you spray on that helps prevent smudging and protects it.

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    Thanks little_O I'll have a look at a local art place and see if they have anything like that Hopefully they do

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    Default Re: Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    Yea you can get spray, ive only sprayed graphite in paper, so not sure about canvas, but im sure there would be something

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    Thanks TT40
    I hope I can find something it's a birthday present for a friend and the design is so awesome I don't think I could do it again if I tried!

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    Default Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    In high school art class we always used hairspray as a cheap alternative to the expensive stuff bought at art supply stores do two light coats held far away from the canvas

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    Ohhh thank you! I do love a cheap option

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    Just be careful of the hairspray because it can go yellow in time, not sure if the brand of hairspray helps

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    Default Re: Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    Grab some spray fixative or some matte/gloss (whichever you like) spray varnish from an art store, should protect it no troubles. I wouldn't recommend hairspray as it isn't acid free or archival

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    Default Re: Canvas drawing, how to protect?

    Thanks Sibbie! I did end up getting some from the art shop the other day and it seems to have worked wonders!!



    Thanks everyone for your advice! xx

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