Transmanian magic

The world is full of magic and every person has the potential to bring it out. Oh I know it sounds cheesy but y’all are special to me.

This is matted to a 20”x16” frame. It’s fine w Copic marker and on Bristol vellum paper.

Krylon vs Golden UV spray

Test board before sunlight

I want my original pieces of art to be more light fast. It’s not like the art is going to fade before your eyes or anything. I have just found that after a few years in a hot art tent all summer some of the colors can dim.

Some people solve this by putting all their art behind expensive UV glass. It’s a great way to go and if you have a few special pieces you keep in bright rooms I suggest it. I am looking for a lower budget option.

First I taped off area i didn’t want to get fixative on. I used Krylon Kamar Varnish as a base level.

Second I applied Golden Gloss Archival Varnish to the top. Some of them have one and some have two coats. The two coats w fixative are definitely shinier.

Third I applied Krylon Satin UV Archival to the sets in the bottom. Some of them have one and some have two coats. Again the two coats are shinier.

There are a few spots that took damage from the pro art tape I used. I did the shirt trick and everything but some of the color came off. I made notes on the board where this applies.

The spots that have just fixative and the spots with just UV sprays are rougher in texture for some reason. I do not know why. However, most people do not touch their art so we shall see how they fair when light is applied.

Now I will set these in a window that gets direct sun and see what happens. It is, of course going to rain for the next 5 days (written on Sunday. Being posted on Wednesday)

Paper Review: Blicks Bristol Vellum

When I was at Dick Blick’s picking up paper I wasn’t able to find my usual over sized paper. So I grabbed the Blick’s brand.

I rather like it.

Feathering (how much the ink travels sideways in the paper)- almost none. Could put down several layers of ink before it started to spread. Even with red- awesome

Bleeding (how much the ink goes through the paper)- the ink was just starting to go through the paper when I finished my art. – decent.

Texture (does the paper have a texture that may impact the piece) – This paper is completely smooth. – no texture

Overall. I like this paper. I will continue to use it. I might not use it for single sided badges because I can see it on the back and I like my badges to either be two sided or not.

Cost – $11.79 + tax 11”x17” size 15 sheets

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