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Old 12-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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I am wondering Marvin, what do you use for archival purposes for your paintings if its not Dammar Varnish? Or what do you seal your paintings with?
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I use Gamvar by Gamblin. I add 1 1/2 tsp of their beeswax medium to the varnish. I heat the beeswax in a double boiler and add the varnish mix to it. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:34 AM   #13
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Thanks Marvin for the tip! Do you add this 6 months after the painting is done or a year or right away?
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Somewhere between the two depending on the specific painting and circumstances. Ideally a year is better.
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Perfect! Thank you Marvin
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