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AllisonR
09-28-2014, 12:17 PM
I have a very thick layer of rough acrylic (paint, pumice, glass beads, matt medium…). I am doing a ton of squares, so I drew a grid pattern in pencil on top of the 1st layer of paint. Now I have colored in the appropriate squares. But this pencil grid pattern still remains, and I can't get rid of it. I tried water on a brush and rubbing it off, and I also tried soapy water on a brush to clean it off. Didn't work. Any suggestions? If I have to, I will add another opaque layer of paint to cover up the lines, but I'd rather find a way to clean up the pencil lines.

janinco
09-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Sometimes a white vinyl eraser will work (I use the click erasers for small lines), but once the graphite gets wet, it's usually set.

Jan

Charlie's Mum
09-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Haven't, personally, come across this problem so can't suggest more than you've tried or Jan suggests.
When needing to draw on top of a painting I use chalk - brushes off easily. ....... I know, the stable door's open and the horse has bolted!!! :lol: