How to Spray Fix Drawings

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How to Spray Fix Drawings
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There are several things you can use to spray fix drawings with sheddable media like charcoal or chalk pastels.

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Workable fixative is a poor fixative because it keeps the drawing workable, meaning you can still erase and change the drawing.

Workable fixative is a poor fixative because it keeps the drawing workable, meaning you can still erase and change the drawing.

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This is a superior fixative and should only be used once the drawing is complete.

This is a superior fixative and should only be used once the drawing is complete.

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Aerosol hairspray is a cheaper less toxic alternative to fixative. It may cause a small amount of wrinkling of the paper and it may not be archival, but it's great for students.

Aerosol hairspray is a cheaper less toxic alternative to fixative. It may cause a small amount of wrinkling of the paper and it may not be archival, but it's great for students.

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STOP! READ the back of whatever product you bought completely.

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Only use spray fix in well ventilated areas away from people, pets and plants that you eat.

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Spray a light mist from about 6-10 inches from the surface of the paper.

Spray a light mist from about 6-10 inches from the surface of the paper.

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Sweep back and forth systematically to cover the whole sheet evenly and lightly.

Sweep back and forth systematically to cover the whole sheet evenly and lightly.

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Many light coats are superior to over wetting the paper.

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When you are done fixing your drawing, allow it to off gas in a well ventilated area for several hours. Leave the drawing open to air out until NO ODORS are present.

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