Graphic Arts Auxiliaries

The fixative for pastels, pencils and charcoals is designed for dry techniques. It will be enable drawings to be protected without changing the hue for the sustainable conservation of works.

Graphic Arts Auxiliaries

PASTELS & CHARCOALS FIXATIVE SPRAY 200 ML

Product description

The fixative for pastels, pencils and charcoals is designed for dry techniques. It will be enable drawings to be protected without changing the hue for the sustainable conservation of works.

The + products

Acrylic-based, non-yellowing varnish, for fixing pastels and charcoals without changing the appearance

Properties

Format: 200 ml

Instructions

GRAPHIC INK
Applications :

Graphic India Ink is a dispersion of carbon black. Fluid without dripping, it can be diluted with water for the realization of washes. Once dry, it resists water and gumming.

THE DRAWING GUM*
Applications :

The Drawing Gum is a peelable drawing gum for the realization of works in reserve with ink, watercolor, gouache... It is applied with a brush or a pen on the parts of the drawing which are to be masked.

The coloring is done when the Drawing Gum is dry.

To discover the parts which were masked, it is enough to peel off the Drawing Gum with the finger or with an eraser, once the colors are perfectly dry.

The Drawing Gum markers allow an easier use of the product, and a more precise application with more or less fine lines depending on the wick used: 0.7 mm or 4 mm round.

They must be primed before the first use:

  • shake the marker firmly, cap closed, to circulate the ball,
  • Then, on a sheet of paper, press the tip several times to soak the paper with paint.

If residue forms on the wick, it is easy to remove the excess material with your fingers. It is advisable to clean the 0.7 mm plastic wick regularly after use by taking it out of its base and running it under warm water.

If necessary, a spare wick is integrated directly into the cap.

They should be stored horizontally with the cap closed, and can be kept for 6 months after the first priming at moderate room temperature (15-25°C).

The marker is a very practical all-in-one tool due to its easy handling and use. It is a nomadic product that can be taken everywhere. It can be used in addition to the bottle version which is more adapted to large applications.

Caution: air travel can cause excess product on the wick and in the cap. Carefully open the cap and if necessary, clean the wick and cap before starting to decorate.

For Drawing Gum markers with 4mm wicks, you can purchase spare 4mm wick packs consisting of 4 wicks: two round wicks and two beveled wicks for thick or thin calligraphy strokes. This extends the capabilities of the marker while prolonging its life.

BREAD CRUMB ERASER
Properties:

  • Consistency: moldable paste

Applications:

This eraser in modellable paste is used to erase charcoal, graphite pencil, pastels, sanguines, ... It absorbs the pigments that have been deposited in excess on the sheets. You just have to knead it so that it becomes clean again, and to be able to erase again efficiently.

It has the advantage of not leaving any "chips" on the support. Thanks to its flexibility, it can be used to create pointed shapes to erase very fine parts or a more ball-shaped or flat shape to erase larger portions of a drawing, and it erases more or less depending on the pressure exerted on the drawing.

After a while, it becomes fully colored, and it must be changed to avoid leaving marks on the paper.

PEARL INK MEDIUM

Applications :

This water-based medium for watercolor or acrylic inks gives a shimmering pearly effect. Ideally concentrated for a uniform application, it is used in mixture with the color or directly on dry color. The dosage depends on the intensity of the desired effect. It is recommended to mix it well before use.

THE VARNISHES
► Crystal Varnish *

Properties:

  • Solvent phase acrylic resin compound.
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Very filling with a glossy finish
  • Drying : Dust free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the thickness
  • Cleaning of tools: With petroleum spirit

Applications :

Very clear and easy to apply, this rather thick varnish is very filling. Once dry, it forms a particularly shiny film that reinforces the depth of the colors.

The thinness of its film, the discretion of its reflection make it a precious varnish to highlight the most tenuous forms and the finest nuances of a work.

► Varnish Gouache Surfin *

Properties:

  • Solvent phase
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Finish : Satin
  • Drying : Dust free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the thickness
  • Cleaning of tools : With petroleum spirit

Applications :

The Gouache Surfin varnish is on a non-yellowing acrylic base, which gives a thin protective film, with a satin appearance. It enhances the brilliance of the colors.

► Gouache Varnish Waterborne Satin

Properties:

  • Water-based phase
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Finish : Satin
  • Drying : Dust free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the thickness
  • Cleaning of tools : With soapy water before drying

Applications :

Satin water-based gouache varnish is applied avoiding repeats to avoid soaking the gouache layers.

► Anti-UV varnish solvent phase *

Properties:

  • Solvent phase
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Finish : Satin
  • Drying : Dust free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the thickness
  • Cleaning of tools : With petroleum spirit

Applications :

The anti-UV varnish solvent phase, with a satin and waterproof aspect, filters ultraviolet rays thus avoiding the degradation of certain colors sensitive to light. It is particularly recommended to protect illustrations made with Colorex watercolor inks.

PASTELS AND CHARCOALS FIXATIVE*
Properties :

  • Acrylic varnish: Non-yellowing, transparent and satin finish
  • Drying : Dust free, 2 to 3 hours depending on the thickness and temperature
  • Cleaning of tools: With petroleum spirit

Applications :

The fixative for pastels, pencils and charcoals is intended for dry techniques. It will allow to protect the drawings without modifying the tint for a durable conservation of the works.

* Dangerous - Respect the precautions of use.