The Sprayer of your dreams! This elegantly shaped 10 ounce bottle is the leading edge of spray technology, effortlessly dispensing an ultra-fine mist with a few pumps of your hand, requiring no propellant chemicals or pressurization, and best of all it is refillable! Purchase this empty bottle and refill with our economical bulk sized Degas Fixative or FinalFix. Makes covering large projects a breeze, and doesn’t spit those pesky droplets that can remain visible in delicate media like pastel.
Choose from Unlabelled, Degas label or FinalFix Label.
$15.95 – $110.95
No more framing under glass! FinalFix is a casein-based spray fixative which contains beeswax and a few other natural ingredients to help the casein harden to a tough, moisture resistant finish. It is very similar to the Degas fixative, but provides a slightly deeper, semi-matte finish, and allows for damp cleaning and durable scuff-resistance. FinalFix contains beeswax and provides a slightly slicker surface than our Degas fixative, so if you desire plenty of traction to layer deeply, the Degas may be your best choice.
Perfect for a final protective layer, or to be used throughout your project. Non-yellowing formula is all-natural with no fumes and is workable and archival. Combines well with all drawing (not oil pastel) and painting media and may be used after SpectraFix Degas fixative, or by itself. Works beautifully to bring out depth in gouache paintings, and to finish mixed media works, or try brushing on our Natural Glass Varnish and Medium. Please be aware that the non-drying mineral oils in oil pastels do not combine well with beeswax, and we suggest the Degas fixative for oil pastels, which works beautifully. FinalFix should not be used as a final layer on top of acrylic or oil paintings, unless sealed with a final layer of acrylic or oil varnish. This is because it absorbs atmospheric moisture and acrylics and oils do not, and as a result it is possible that it may eventually delaminate from their surfaces.
Get your TRACTION back! InstaGrit can be applied by brush to precise areas in your colored pencil, graphite or pastel drawings which have become slick from heavy application and will no longer accept more media. Dries transparent and invisible, but magically picks up color as soon as you pass your pencil over it. InstaGrit is very thin, and does not leave heavy texture marks, instead it dries perfectly flat, giving you a receptive surface without unwanted texture. Works on most supports including all papers, panels, canvas etc. Use InstaGrit for detailed additions or corrections, it can be tinted with watercolor paint to provide a toned background, or paint it on panels or paper for a gritted surface. When applied on top of Natural Glass it permits intricate layering with pencil, pastel or other drawing media, which can then be fixed and sealed.
May be used with graphite pencil to create rich, dark blacks.. much blacker than you can normally achieve just by pressing harder.
Stir very well before using to lift grit sediment into solution.
Totally non-toxic and natural, fully archival and compatible with all drawing media, including colored pencil, soft and oil pastels, charcoal, graphite and much more.
2 oz jar.
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$15.95 – $39.95
Natural Glass is a revolutionary new water-based bio-polymer varnish and painting medium made from milk casein and beeswax, with a few other natural ingredients added to help it remain flexible and tough. Fast drying to a water-resistant, semi-gloss film, Natural Glass works beautifully as a varnish or medium for all painting and drawing media (not oil pastel), and on virtually all supports, including canvas, paper, Yupo, ceramic, stone, glass, leather, fabric (not washable), wood, gourds, jewelry and other materials. It can be re-worked, removed, painted over, layered or used as pouring medium. The dried surface remains wonderfully non-sticky to the touch, and does not require Glassine or other separating films to prevent two coated pieces from sticking together. It may be gently wiped with a lightly dampened cloth to remove dust or soil.
Pastel and watercolor artists no longer need to frame their work under glass! No more annoying reflections and glare, concerns about breakage and expense, Natural Glass makes shipping and hanging a show easy. Its lustrous surface adds depth to your colors while protecting from scratches and moisture. Pigment brilliance is preserved, you won’t lose your highlights or dull your colors, in fact, pigments become even more luminous.
Like all SpectraFix products, Natural Glass washes up with water, is completely non-toxic with no irritating fumes, and can be used indoors.
$12.95 – $84.95
SpectraFix Degas Fixative is made with casein, water and alcohol and is based on an antique recipe used by French Impressionist painter, Edgar Degas. It seals and protects your artwork while leaving your colors brilliant, and best of all.. there are no toxic fumes or odors! Spray indoors and continue working at your easel without concern. Perfect for chemically-sensitive people. Dries quickly to an invisible matte finish and is fully reworkable, allowing deep layering as well as providing extra traction on thickly layered, slippery media such as color pencil or oil pastel. Combines well with almost all media, and dries to a hard, water-resistant finish. This fixative is not intended to be used as a final top coat over acrylic or oil paint, but can be layered into multi-media and then sealed with an acrylic or oil paint varnish.
May be used on all papers, sueded or gritted paper (not LaCarte), primed and unprimed canvas, wood panels, unglazed ceramic, stone, leather, glass, etc..
Use with Soft Pastel, Pan Pastel and Oil Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk or in combination with Watercolor, Gouache, Casein, Ink or to layer other media into Encaustic. Perfect for crafts, it holds a wide variety of media without dulling their sheen or brilliance. Use under Oil or Acrylic paints to prevent underdrawings from smudging. Casein actually bonds permanently with the covering layer of oil paint, and similar to egg tempera, has been used for centuries for grisaille or colorful underpainting which can then be glazed with oil. Remember, it is not recommended as a final top coating for acrylic or oils.
Available in our new 10 oz. refillable aerosol sprayer, a 12 oz. bottle with finger pump sprayer, or in bulk sizes of 32 oz or 128 oz gallon jugs. Easily refill one of our Aerosol Spray Bottles to effortlessly spray a fine mist without emitting droplets!
SpectraFix Concentrate is perfect for artists wishing to control the casein or alcohol content of their fixative, or for use as a painting medium to mix directly with pigments. Made from the same ingredients as the Degas Fixative, our Concentrate only requires that you add a clear alcohol such as vodka, and you are ready to spray your fixative! The label is marked with 1/2 oz (15ml) guidelines on the back, to make measuring easy. Purchase our optional 4 oz Empty Spray Bottle, pour in 1/2 oz (15ml) Concentrate and then fill with clear alcohol. Makes up to 16 oz (480 ml) total. Please see the mixing instructions below for further information.
This 4 oz (120ml) spray bottle is a handy companion to SpectraFix Concentrate, and enables easy measuring and mixing of the Concentrate with alcohol. Bears the same high-quality spray mister as the regular 12oz spray, but is small enough to fit neatly into your Plein Air gear or your carry-on luggage.