Pastel Revolution Freezer
Clairefontaine launches Pastel Revolution Freezer range.
Clairefontaine has launched a new Pastel Revolution Freezer range to protect artwork for transport, storage and presentation.
The product is a refillable liquid spray solution that freezes friable pigments, such as dry pastel, graphite pencil, chalk, charcoal, sanguine etc., allowing the paintings to be displayed without glass or acrylic protection. This allows artists to display or transport their work without it becoming blurred or damaged due to friction, and provides the option of reworking paintings endlessly. It can be used with a variety of mediums, including Clairefontaine PastelMat®, grained paper, canvas, wood and glass.
Lawrence Savage, UK Marketing Manager at Clairefontaine, says the freezer solves many of the problems often faced by artists: 'Freezing the dry pigments softens the surface, allowing the work to be rolled up and stored without creases and other defects appearing.
'Unlike other fixatives,' he continues, 'the Pastel Revolution Freezer will solve these issues as it freezes pigments without blocking the surface and the drawing will remain porous, allowing other layers of pigments to be applied.'
Using the Pastel Revolution Freezer will simply offer the same practical and functional advantages as oil, acrylic and other non-friable paints, whilst keeping the original aspects and rendering of the drawing.
Discover more on the Clairefontaine website.
The solution is available in a choice of 200ml, 500ml and 1L bottles and can be purchased at Jackson's Art Supplies.