I applied Gloss Medium & Varnish (clear acrylic paint) to adhere my fruit figures to my watercolor background. The fruit, some of you may recall, came from printmaking scraps with leftover ink. The applications listed on the g m & v container include collage adhesive, but it warns that over brushing can lead to fogging (cloudiness) after drying.
After positioning my fruit, painting the undersides, and smoothing them down, I applied a couple of coats over the entire page. Not sure how I want to handle the shadows yet. Now that I have applied the waterproof coating, I’m done with watercolor! I could use more printmaking scraps, or regular acrylic paint, for the shadows. I will need to test this out first, though. For now my fruit is still “floating.”