May 7, 2014 10:28 AM Subscribe
I just bought a lovely piece of abstract art, yay. It's already falling apart, boo.
posted by IAmBroom to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
It consists of canvas on a conventional, square stretcher, tea stains, and gold leaf... and was apparently made by a complete idiot. In addition to not being able to follow repeated, simple text instructions to simply park out front of my building, she decided to deliver it to me on a blustery day, completely unwrapped, after a 200' walk.
Unsurprisingly, the gold leaf is already peeling off the edges.
What can I use to try to put a protective layer over the gold leaf? Something glossy but not too thick, preferably, so the uncoated canvas can absorb it and stay matte.