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I recently finished kaphrixis using the scale 75 copper metallics. It's for a gift so it needs to be sealed and I am at a loss as to what to use. Using either a glosscoat or a dullcote will change the brightness of the metal. Does anyone have suggestions on which way to go? Or is there another option? If it were to remain mine I would just put it in the display case unsealed. Thanks for any help.
So I have the day off today, which means I was able to stay up nice and late last night painting. I got one of the little Partha goblins I've been working on around midnight, and then went to bed. Couldn't get my sorry buttocks up until about nine thirty this morning, went and made coffee, had some toast and then wanted to put finish on my little goblin so later today I could work on his base and finally call him done. So I used the Reaper brush on finish, mixing it with water, and as I was applying the finish, I noticed that I was literally wiping way the paint on the edges of the strap
I recently found a scholarly paper on conservation of acrylic paintings on the Tate's website: http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/06/effects-of-surface-cleaning-on-acrylic-emulsion-painting-preliminary-investigation It's quite dense and I'm sure very interesting to conservators, but I found it interesting for different reasons. As part of their testing of the effects of various solvents and cleaning techniques, they artificially aged some samples by heating them to 60C/140F for 24 hours. Some of the results of that are shown in figures 3 & 4. If I'm readin