What coating is recommended for Lyve if the artist want's to work back into the print with oils?
I'm thinking that Timeless would actually be a mistake and that something like Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish Aerosol 14 Oz would be better? However, the print would be made on a Canon ipf8300 with water-based inks anyway, so I'm not sure if a solvent based coating would be a bad idea on the print?
Thanks in advance.
September 17, 2012, 2:21 pm
Sorry for the late response, but just started looking at the forum. I have a customer who does just what your customer wants to do. I print an image on Lyve canvas for her and she paints over it with oils. I do not use any coating. Works just great.
February 19, 2013, 8:33 am
I would suggest you use a traditional medium if you want to work with oil on the lyve canvas. I am not sure if enough testing has been done with these other coatings in relation to oil paint and would worry about de-lamination of the upper surfaces. I have personally used mastic varnish over a verdaccio underpainting with success. I have also used no protection for a number of works that have involved encaustic, and oil paint over the underdrawing. I have a canon ipf 8100 and the ink has never smudged, run or lifted from the surface under some quite extreme conditions. I am not sure that you need to protect the underpainting as much as the final top layers of your image. I would strongly suggest you not use acrylic varnish as a top coat on oil painting.
September 18, 2012, 11:32 am
Artur Patkowski, Breathing Color
Timeless varnish should be fine if you apply oils to the print. I've spoken to a few customers, that go through that process and have no issues.
As always, I recommend testing on a small sample, just to be safe.