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Old 11-30-2016, 02:10 AM
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Hi need help can you have an acrylics background and pastel over the top?

Hi everyone,
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Can you have an acrylic background and pastel over the top?
And can you then still seal it?

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Re: Hi need help can you have an acrylics background and pastel over the top?

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Re: Hi need help can you have an acrylics background and pastel over the top?

oil pastel or chalk pastel
both can go over acrylics, but
i expect the 'seal' might be different

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Re: Hi need help can you have an acrylics background and pastel over the top?

technically, yes, there won't be any negative reactions, but i would be concerned about how much 'tooth' would be in the acrylic paint for the pastel to stick to. i have not tried this, but Golden makes an Acrylic Ground for Pastels that is transparent. this might take some experimenting on your part.

https://www.goldenpaints.com/technicalinfo_pastels

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Re: Hi need help can you have an acrylics background and pastel over the top?

Yes, you can use acrylic for underpainting with dry pastel. You can also make your own pastel support surfaces using either Colourfix Pastel Primer or Golden Pumice Gel- both are acrylic base and, because they have pumice in them, will add tooth to your surface rath r than fill it in. The acrylic underpainting will have no impact on how you ultimately preserve your pastel. I prefer not to fix my pastels. I frame them under glass without fixative.
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