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This is a workable fixative and surface preparation for use on paper, acetate, foil, and glass that allows non-porous surfaces to accept waterbased media without beading up. It dries to a non-glossy finish.
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® Grumbacher is a registered trademark of Chartpak.
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Grumbacher workable fixative
from Middleton, ID
Comments about Grumbacher Workable Fixative:
I use colored pencil on suede mat board...this keeps my pencils from smearing,
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Indispensible for my process
from Orlando, FL
Never had an issue with it, I cant do without it.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fogs when applied in a heavy coat
By Purple Dave
from Ventura, CA
When using a light layer of Pan Pastels, a coat of this fixative will shift (darken) the color. If the fixative is applied in a heavy coat, it will fog, creating a haze over the workpiece.I found that the SpectraFix brand does NOT cause this color shift for the same condition.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: If you ever have specific questions regarding our products or how to use them, you may also contact the Blick Art Materials Product Information Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 933-2542. Our product specialists will be happy to help you with questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Workable & Finish Fixative, Grumbacker's
from Dexter, MI
I use the workable fixatives for most all types of mediums - pencil mostly but also when working with inked stamped images that will be finished with colored pencils. Sometimes the ink appears dry but smears when adding colored pencils. The workable fixatives make it easier to achieve the look I'm seaking.Don't change a thing!
A lot better than Dull Cote
from Fort Worth
I use Grumbachers for securing weathering chalks on my model railroad builds. It works well and the colors don't fade after applying.
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