Cheap Alternative to Fixative
by Maggi Palmer
To fix chalk pastels use a cheap hairspray instead of the expensive arty fixative. Go to the 'pound shop' (or dollar shop) to stock up.
Also, use pastels to shade over acrylic paint - great for folds in fabric or shadows...
For small areas scribble your chosen colour onto a piece of paper to get a 'powder' then use a small fine dry paintbrush to apply and blend