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Old 08-11-2019, 12:18 AM
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Framing Oil Pastels

Hi, I'm a bit confused about framing oil pastels. I was under the impression that because oil pastels never go hard that I had to always frame them under glass. I recently saw a YouTube clip that said that I could you oil pastels on canvas so long as I sprayed a few coats of the Sennelier Oil Pastel fixative which would place a resin coat over the oil pastels.
Has anyone any experience or information on this Sennelier spray.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:59 AM
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Re: Framing Oil Pastels

Hi Artvolun! I believe that the Sennelier's OP Fixative is top of the range but a bit pricey too. Using a fixative not only protects the final painting, but also helps with layering.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:17 PM
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Re: Framing Oil Pastels

hi, there is also Talens varnish for oil pastels, it can be thinned with water, works like a charm
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:35 PM
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Re: Framing Oil Pastels

HI Artvolun.

I've used the sennelier fixative and it does the job, but in my opinion is too expensive.I also know it leaves behind a sticky feel, which I don't really like. I think it attracts dust and dirt by being sticky. I view the sennelier fixative as more of a "workable" fix than a final.

I've switched to Krylon and/or grumbacher (final matte fixative). Both of these products work just fine with providing a little bit of protection. I usually will wait a week two before applying the final fixative. I try to allow the OP to "set" up a bit before going in with fixative.
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:49 PM
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Re: Framing Oil Pastels

I handle mine similarly to Rich, using spray varnish after letting the OP set up/harden for several days, and it's worked fine for me.
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