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Old 05-12-2019, 11:35 PM
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Doug: I think I've heard of Dorland Wax. I will need something the acrylics will bond to.

Today I cut the pieces for the panel crating and then glued them to the panels. So I now have four panels that are ready to be sealed. I'm thinking the backside can be a brushing of clear something. I've been looking at what I already have.

I may change watercolor paper. I found some Fabriano Artisan 140# HP. With the Arches rough I would run a risk that air will be trapped in the texture and mess up the acrylic pour. Hot Press that has been sealed with say several coatings of workable fixative greatly reduces that possibility.

All this fuss and I have yet to find something exciting to paint ! STEMS opens friday evening when we pick up our packets and get materials stamped.

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Enjoy Dave.

Dorland Wax is used to protect finished watercolours so they can be displayed without glass, or in the case of gallery wrapped without frames.

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Sounds like you are all dressed up with no place to go, Dave. Donít forget, you could always paint a nice kayak on the water.

Fingers crossed that the pouring goes well. Thereís a lot riding on that final step.
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Hi Doug & Robyn and all you mystery readers:

Today I sprayed the backs of the assemblies with clear polyurethane. That should keep finger prints from smearing the backs.

Current plan would be to glue on the watercolors with some clear "stuff" and then spray several coats of fixative on the fronts. Then pour a 1/8" layer of acrylics on. This plan is open to revision.

First I'll have to do some sort of credible paintings. That could be a problem.

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Re: MfM does the STEMS event again

Bought a little 8 ounce pot of Golden "Soft Gel Matte". The sales guy in the art materials shop assured me it is just the thing for pastng watercolors to a panel as it will work despite irregularities in the paper.

I'm thinking about using some resin and hardner I have from repairing a boat. It is clear. Still... I have the "Art Resin" stuff already... why mess about?

About four days to go. I need to go scout locations; although it's the next town over I rarely go there and am not up on changes in the last year.

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Re: MfM does the STEMS event again

I tend to agree with the art store guy, have used acrylic gel to adhere work on paper (previously painted) to supports. Havenít painted on pre-adhered paper, though.
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Re: MfM does the STEMS event again

Robyn:
I won't glue the paper to a panel until I've painted the picture. This way I can pick the most likely of those I do. The question however is what is the best way to seal the image before pouring the resin?

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You might want to check Ampersandís FAQs for sealing paintings on their watercolor board. I canít swear to it, but I think Golden makes a recommendation somewhere on their site for a Krylon spray to do the same thing.
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Hi Robyn:

This afternoon I pulled off the blocks 6 pcs of the hot press and 4 of the rough. I cut the hot press paper down to 12x16". I'll get them stamped tomorrow evening when we pick up our kits.

Golden makes something called GAC-100 and I've seen it used as a glue/sealer in a Youtube video. I'd kinda prefer several sprays of Krylon workable fixative.

Really not sure how I'll seal the art but a spray sounds better than brushing.

First I need to do the art... and it is probably going to rain here saturday. Groan.

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PS: I did just now check Ampersands FAQs and they suggest several coats of Krylon UV resistant clear-gloss. Then they expect you to put on 4 coats of a product they have. I will pour resin instead. I'll have a look in the shops for that Krylon stuff.

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Donít use a brush on product. They will rewet the watercolor enough to smear it around.
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Hi Robyn:

Yeah. The Krylon product is a spray can.

At this evenings opener they were handing out free brushes. I received a Princeton artificial kolensky. Nice size and a great point. SCORE! Also they had sandwiches, cookies, beverages... raffle tickets for art goodies!

Traffic in south county was ugly. Next... find something inspiring to paint.

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Hi Dave, a good reception. I'm sure you will do well, you have a lot of Plein air under your belt.

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Hi Doug:

I went out this morning... I'll add that it has rained ALL day.

Painted one watercolor on the rough paper by sitting in the back seat of my car and having at it. Could barely see out the windows. That was fun.

Then drove around looking at possibles. Found several spots I'd like to try.

I also managed to purchase 2 cans of the Krylon spray that Ampersand suggests.

Home by noon. The rain just does not quit today, glad I've cleaned the gutters.

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Success in the face of adversity! Remember the others are having the same problem.

I hope you will get fine weather tomorrow.

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Finding some locations you want to return to is a big step toward success.
I hope the rain is over, everything is washed off clean and pretty, and the sun shines today.
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