HomeBlogHow to Seal your Artwork + How to Keep Art Journal Pages from Sticking! How to Seal your Artwork + How to Keep Art Journal Pages from Sticking! By Frank Lundy August 5, 2019 Blog 45 Comments Tags:finishing spray, fixative spray, how to keep art journal pages from sticking, how to seal your art, how to seal your artwork, sealant spray Related Posts Mini Books Paper Craft Project. Making Paper Toys. Arts and Crafts. Wake Forest University Student Art Buying Trip David’s Choice – Episode #4 About Author admin 45 Comments Karen Campbell, Artist January 5, 2018 I know a LOT of people struggle with how to seal their work and/or art journal pages, so if you know of any Facebook groups or people who could benefit from this info, feel free to share it! Have an awesome day! Reply felineaddict January 5, 2018 Thank you for your helpful video. All these products are confusing and overwhelming but I've learned a lot are the same type. I so agree with about the expensive products for mixed media journal work. I have a question though, I haven't used Americana brand but I have used every other one mentioned plus the mod podge spray in matte. My problem is after I spray and let dry complete, my pages still stick together. Another YouTuber advised frogger car wax. Have you tried that and does it work? Reply Nancy Watkins January 5, 2018 Thanks girl. I like that one too! Reply Crafting Vicky January 5, 2018 Thank you for the info. I just ADORE liquitex gloss but that is a personal choice I think. But I will be looking for the deco fixative for the top coat it seems fabulous. Would there be an issue with using fixative that's for hair on artwork? There seems to be lots of opposite comments about this and I'm totally confused lol Reply TinaMarie January 5, 2018 Thank you for the FYI!! I will be purchasing the Americana spray Reply rhonda w January 5, 2018 Thanks for the info! I have the more expensive version I am going to buy the Americana next time. Reply Tracy Plans January 5, 2018 Love! But hey – I didn't catch which one is your favorite!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 You know I'm just teasing you! This was so helpful. I also love "Billy was here" 😂😂 I haven't seen that since grade school! So cute!! Reply Raven Faith Barnett January 5, 2018 One thing with the Kamar varnish. It will not reactive your alcohol products like alcohol inks, sharpie markers or copics. Reply Kimberly Bajorek January 6, 2018 Thank you! I was @ Michael’s tonight trying to decide which fixative to get. I left empty handed. Now I can go back with confidence & purchase one! Love your videos. Great sense of humor! Reply Regina Rooks January 6, 2018 Hairspray can yellow over time, so I wouldn't use as a fixative. Spectrafix is a fixative that can be used safely indoors. It's not a finish coat like you are using on your art. Jason Morgan Wildlife Art did an excellent review of workable fixatives on his channel. He does amazing things with pastels. Thanks for this video Karen. I found the info useful for keeping pages from sticking together. Reply Chrishawn Simpson January 6, 2018 Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Reply Donna Lyon January 6, 2018 Great video!! Since taking your classes I’ve used the Americana spray and it works wonderfully. I especially like it on the larger page journals like our cereal box journals we’ve made. Super cool like you❤️❤️. See ya in class💕 Reply April Richardson January 7, 2018 Great video and I love your personality and enthusiasm 😀 Reply Boocat Design January 7, 2018 You are so awesome❣️ Thank you for all you do, you are not only incredibly talented but incredibly generous as well‼️‼️‼️‼️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy New Year Reply DEAD ACCOUNT - NEW CHANNEL LINKED January 7, 2018 One of the main perks of being a digital artist is not dealing with sprays! lol Reply Kat F January 7, 2018 Love this video!! I love the products too. The americana, I've used on my polymer clay… I'm going to have to use it with some journals!! Thanks karen! btw, I don't see the Mod Podge spray!! lol BTW, It stinks to hell and back too! Reply Merry Dooley January 19, 2018 FYI. The background music makes it much harder to understand you….otherwise love your video Reply Katerina Mylona January 23, 2018 Thanks for the tips and advice!!! Yes, that was helpful and not long!!! <3 xxx Reply Paula Brennan January 28, 2018 Fab girl! Thanks for those tips 👍🏼 Reply Cheetarah February 28, 2018 Oh gosh, I had to laugh so much when that HUGE bottle of MP showed up. Definitely shows your preferred medium there. I use MP too so I get it 😄 Will check out Americana fixitave, thanks! I used Cobra arts (I think the manufacturer was Thalens) spray varnish for a while and for no reason it just leaked out of the bottle and left a horrible sticky stain in my closet. What a pain was that to clean out. Did any of your spray cans just spontaneously started leaking? Reply Marsha Stark May 29, 2018 How do you work with PanPastels and other products? If I use it as a background color can I use a fixident like spray varnish and then add other products? Reply Marsha Stark May 29, 2018 Your video just answered my question. Thank you so much. Reply Marsha Stark May 30, 2018 ❤️ thank you for responding Reply Mandy Mcgregor July 17, 2018 WoW I gave up half way through……….sadly the music was so irritating over your voice I could not concentrate on what you were saying. You appeared to be talking louder to compensate. Excellent video idea though……Respect Mandy Reply Patti Faivor July 17, 2018 Thank you! Your videos make my day-so much information so much energy!! Reply staceybrister August 13, 2018 Super great info video! I'm so thankful for you! I have the spray you showed last, er, second to last spray…the Rust-Oleum one. I am hoping that one will work okay for me till I use it up, and next time I will get the DecoArt one, for sure! I'm getting ready to play with Mod Podge for the first time 🙂 I love ALL this arty stuff <3 Thank you, Karen, for all you do for the art and craft community! Wishing you a wonderful week <3 ~Stacey EDIT: I guess if my pages stick, I'll get the DecoArt spray sooner….'cause I want zero stick too 😉 Reply Nicki Montie September 28, 2018 Have you ever tried the spray Mod Podge? I thought of getting it after my first attempt at making a journal resulted in a lot of smearing, but I haven't seen anyone use it. Reply vanitha Alla November 21, 2018 Which varnish should we use on gel pen art canvas?? And how to protect art from dust in future??? Reply meghan Floyd February 6, 2019 Totally rewatched this video because of my BIG ooopsie last night with massive graphite smears. Tears LOL. I had to cover it and re do it BUT question because you are awesome… so the fixative if I plan on adding to it and then Americana spray to finish or if Im done and nothing else will be added, just Americana?? Its a mixed media canvas but with a graphite face if that makes since. Any help would be amazing because you are the mixed media yoda 😂😂😘 Reply Kate February 20, 2019 Ive got a headache now Reply Vonalda Utterback March 5, 2019 Loved the info! Thank you! Have to agree that the music competed with what you were trying to say and made me a bit insane. No music at all…pleeeze. Reply Susan Sacco March 25, 2019 Hi Karen. I need a fixative that is really matte and that I can layer or work over in mixed media projects. Am I wording this right?🤷🏻♀️ lol. Specially, oxide inks and watercolor. Thanks. Reply Susan Sacco March 25, 2019 Sorry, any suggestions? Reply Mister Bigears March 30, 2019 You didn't show how to use it just what to use. Reply Debbie Deanne April 14, 2019 WOW! That sealer was $18.45 on amazon Reply Carol Tribou April 17, 2019 Do you know if this would work for sealing a watercolor that's been painted on canvas? I noticed that the end product looked glossy to me, but still very nice. Maybe gloss would be extra shiny? Thanks! Reply Forgetit89 April 24, 2019 Same here, what you have to say is interesting and you seem charming but music is so loud it's distracting and giving me a headache. (although the music is nice, just lower the volume) Reply Karen Campbell, Artist April 24, 2019 I know the music is distracting on this video (sorry!) so I've added captions to this video file. To read the captions without sound, simply hit the little "CC" or Closed Captioning symbol on the lower right hand of the screen and then you can turn the sound off and still learn about all the sprays. Reply Terry Lee Cone June 4, 2019 Can I ask you why do I need to use mod podge at all? Reply Bev Warn July 9, 2019 im diamond painting and plan on sealing with either tombow aqua glue or decoart triple thick glaze. thing is i want the diamond painting and the mounting c canvas were rf proof? can the Americans be used over this Reply রঙ মোহর July 12, 2019 Hlw…i painted my phone case with acrylic paint….plz suggest me which spray should i use for clear coat or how can i seal it Reply steve harrigan July 17, 2019 I have been painting watercolors for over 40 years. I have never used any type of sealer on my art. In 40 years, no problems. To each his own, but beware in investing your hard earned money on something you do not need. Reply A&Egmail July 21, 2019 I clicked the link for your instagram and it does not look like you 😅 Reply Wooshinwev August 10, 2019 Thank you for these clear explanations! Now I know which one to go buy and try out Reply Ms. Lee August 26, 2019 Awesome video. I will try hairspray as a sealant . 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