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Hi everyone. I just found this forum and am very excited.<br><br>
So I have a question<br><br>
One day about six months ago I grabbed a large canvas and started to just play, wasn't looking to create anything, so in my fin I squirted baby oil all over the canvas (cringe). Well of course my play time became one of my favorite paintings to date.<br><br>
But now it won't dry. Any ideas on what I can do?<br><br>
I'm feeling a bit bummed as I'm having a show at Barnes and Noble in a couple of months and really wanted to show it.<br><br>
Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Ooh...that's a toughie. Most hardware shops sell a kind of spray sealant, but I've never heard of anyone using it over baby oil. If you have a spare strip of canvas that you could just stretch with some nails or something, I'd try it on that before using it on your precious work of art! I love spray sealer, though...I did a painting out of toothpaste and food coloring last year (it was so much fun), and it would NOT dry. I used this stuff, and it hardened right up in a matter of hours. I don't know the name brand, but if you just go into a hardware store and ask for a spray sealer, they'll know what you're talking about. Make sure it isn't colored! Sorry I'm kind of late. I just found out about MDC last week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hey thanks for the thought.<br><br>
I love this painting so much. It seems to be drying but in the slowest possible time frame.<br><br>
I'm coming to terms with it though because as much I would like to show and share it, I'm not sure I could actually sell it.<br><br>
So it stays in my basement/studio and keeps me company while I work on it.<br><br>
I will look into the sealing stuff at the hard ware store though. I'm always interested in new tools to use with my art. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I had a problem once of a painting not drying and a friend gave me the idea to put walnut oil on over it. It seemed to do the trick. I was using water soluble oils at the time, but I think it should work with regular oils too.
 
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