Y&C Gel Xtreme Pens with Fixatives or Galkyd?
New to the site, with a question I am hoping someone can help me to answer.
I have a couple of 30" x 20" matboard pieces composed of nothing but very small, handwritten text, using Silver and Gold Y&C Gel Xtreme pens. If you have ever used these pens, you know that as gels they produce a very particular luster, which unfortunately seems to never totally dry. I can go back to a piece I finished months ago, and were I to dare to run my fingernail over the text/ink, I will be scratching directly into the surface.
So, what to do?
Will a fixative such as Krylon's Conservation matte do the job, or do I need to get busy figuring out how to apply galkyd to these pieces, trying amazingly hard to produce a true matte?
Check out the image below, and please, if you can think of a solution to this problem, I will be especially grateful.