I just kept tooling around the internet today. I actually did get a lot done in the art room and around the house but I kept going back. I started to feel guilty but then...
I have this fresco I am so nuts about and usually when I paint a painting the finishing is so by rote for me. I take the pictures before I varnish because I feel I get better photos. I always varnish the same - I make my own mixture of 1/3 gloss and 2/3 matte. I find this keeps the painting the same but evens out some glare and pulls out enough color without making it look plasticky.
In all my tooling around/ goofing off I went back to the Golden website just to check in on the whole fresco process and I found out I am going to have to finish this baby in a different way. Just applying varnish because of the absorbency would give it a frosted look - whew that was close. I need to apply a soft gel/water medium first.
I am going to A.C. Moore tomorrow. I always go there when I need just one thing because they always have a 1/2 off coupon for one item on their website.