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Old 08-17-2019, 07:43 PM
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Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

Hello!

I'm wondering if anyone here has tried the SpectraFix Natural Glass FinalFix spray. If so, what did you think? Does it darken your final piece? Do you like it?


https://www.spectrafix.com/product/n...al_information

Thanks for your input.

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Old 08-17-2019, 08:24 PM
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

You could experiment with this, Kim. Use a scrap piece of paper, layer some pastel colors and spray. But then, at that price, let's hear if anyone has tried this with pastels.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:14 AM
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

This is news to me, Kim! I can't wait to hear how it works and what a pastel looks like after it has been sprayed. I wonder if the company would consider giving out small sample sizes. If it really works it might justify the cost.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:03 PM
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

I've ordered the 10oz aerosol bottle and I'll let you all know how it works!

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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

Hi Folks,


I thought I'd chime in here and let you know that I've put up a video showing Natural Glass FinalFix at work. It contains casein and beeswax, among other ingredients, and yes, there is a bit of a color shift because of this, slightly more than the Degas fixative. However, it has no sheen and enables you to frame without glass!

As usual, there are no fumes or toxic ingredients, so you can spray freely indoors. It is bottled in our new refillable aerosol sprayer, which give a wonderful fine mist, effortlessly, and without propellant chemicals.


Here's the link, let me know if you have questions



https://www.spectrafix.com/product/natural-glass-spray



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Old 09-16-2019, 10:43 AM
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

As a newbie to pastels (since May), I heard early on of Spectrafix fixative and liked the fact that it was made from natural products and could be sprayed indoors with no problem, so I have been using it since the beginning. I did purchase a "florasol" mist sprayer that sends the product out in a very fine mist onto the pastel. If I spray several light layers, letting each dry in between, the surface is hard and there is no smudging of the pastel. A few weeks ago, I ordered the Spectrafix Natural Glass in the same type of misting bottle. I did two light coats on a recent pastel and it is hard to the touch, as well, and it seems to change the colors very little...not enough for me to NOT use it. I have yet to frame any of my pastel works, but I do believe this Natural Glass product would allow one to frame without using glass. As to how durable and long-lasting that would be, however, I have no idea. I came across a huge, long and PASSIONATE debate on another forum regarding whether to fix pastels at the end or not, and so many pastel artists absolutely refused to even consider using something like this product, saying that it would no longer be pure pastel. Many don't even use a fixative product at the end of a painting. Some indicated that such pieces would not be allowed in pastel competitions. (As I am a newbie, I did not venture into the fray .) I have also come across several well-known pastel artists who use the "French envelope method" and tape the final paste flat against glass before placing in a frame. Personally, I don't particularly like to frame under glass and with mats, and I paint primarily for my own pleasure, so if this product will allow me to frame without glass, I'm a happy camper. For now, that seems to be the case. Right now, the only place that I can find the Natural Glass product is directly from Spectrafix, while the fixative product is available from several suppliers and thus, less expensive because of shipping. Hopefully, some of the art suppliers (and Amazon) will soon add Natural Glass to their inventory, if allowed by Spectrafix. Happy painting to all!
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

On youtube, Esther Jones did a recent review of Natural Glass after purchasing some at this years IAPS conference. Check it out to see her demo the product.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xPqeHzVCIY
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Re: Have you tried the new Spectrafix Natural Glass Final Fix spray?

Have you tried the product yet, Kim34? I see that you had ordered it about a month ago. If so, what did you think of it?
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