Aaaaaaah, gouache.  Transparent watercolor yes; gouache, I don’t think so. 
Too bad. I do think it would pull pigment off in that case. But for transparent w/c I believe it would be fine. No, cannot be sprayed…

Interested to hear what others come up with.

Barb



On Jul 16, 2017, at 12:08 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thank you, Barb!

Well, yeah, testing is the thing. Before I ruin four pieces that are shipped off for an international show. hmmmm. Rather scary.
You brush it on?  maybe it's too thick to spray. It's that brush action that I wonder what the reaction is if it's a gouache painting. Gouache lifts so easily..  Guess I'll do several tests.... thick and thin. hmmm...
I haven't painted them yet, so want to think this through before I switch medias.  They have to be originals, no digital prints, alas.

Super Thanks!
Linda
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On 7/16/17 11:57 AM, Barbara Harmon wrote:
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I make digital prints and sometimes paint acrylic gel medium right over them, thickly (I use Liquitex). Makes it look like a varnished painting (I do this with my digital fine art/loose stuff). It dries clear. No need for frame. My friend who is a framer showed me this and she’s been doing it a long time and we know of no yellowing or other problems. Even with digital prints it doesn’t take off or bleed the pigments.
It’s scary at first because you feel like you will ruin the work. But it works…! At least for me, for this purpose. 
You might do a test on something to start... To help seal, if I have mounted my prints on gator board or on foam core, I will seal edges of the boards with the gel as well.

God luck!
Barb




On Jul 16, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Linda Feltner-GNSI <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thank you Michelle:
I know there is a polyurethane that scratchboard artists use, and it may be made by Golden... 
I'll check it out, and thanks in advance for letting me know when you are able.
Best cheer,
Linda
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On 7/16/17 10:44 AM, Michelle Schwengala wrote:
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Perhaps a year or two ago I attended an art store demo from Golden Paints and I believe they presented a product with properties/intended usage along the lines of what you're after. I'm not at home now so I can't check the swag bag given to participants, but you might check the company's website. 
Let us know what you learn! 
-Michelle 

Carry on, beetle.

On Jul 16, 2017, at 11:30 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

HI All:
Does anyone have a recommended product for "fixing" or coating watercolor on paper, so it does not need glass? (sounds weird doesn't it)

Thank you,
Linda
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