Q. What could I use to adhere the salt to the canvas without disturbing it?
Q. Dear Sam,
I need help! I finished a painting using quite a bit of heavy coarse grain salt. I really like the way it looks with the salt, but it's just sitting on top of the painting. What could I use to adhere the salt to the canvas without disturbing it?
Thanks in advance, I really appreciate any help you can give!
Just Add Salt
A. Dear Just Add Salt,
Thank you for contacting me! I am more than happy to help.
In order to adhere the salt to the canvas without disturbing it, I recommend using a spray varnish. Skip the liquid varnish, it will end up moving the salt all over the canvas and a lot of it will simply fall off.
For more helpful tips on varnishing check out How To: Varnish Like a Pro.
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