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Fixing and mailing acrylics
So I need to mail _graywolf_'s painting before I leave town (Sunday) and I have no idea how to mail an acrylic painting. Its on illustration board, that is...that gessoed particle board. What kind of fixative do you use and how should I mail it and pad it so that stuff doesn't stick to it? I have wax paper, would that work?

Advice on this would be wonderful. Thank you!
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tarnac From: tarnac Date: November 2nd, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Coat it in horse semen then seal it with saran wrap.
gatcat From: gatcat Date: November 3rd, 2007 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Unless you overnight it, saran wrap really spoils the flavor.
fierycatthing From: fierycatthing Date: November 2nd, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
How I mail paintings: Spray it with a few coats of clear Acrylic Fixatif, they sell it at any art store. Then wrap it in, yep, wax paper. I usually put the piece in a plastic bag then, but that isn't too necessary. Then, sandwich it between two pieces of foam core and duct tape the sides shut. Wrap it in packaging paper or if you can find and envelope that size that works, too... and there ya go. Never had any damages here with that method. :>
nesting From: nesting Date: November 3rd, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't use a fixatif on my work because I try to stay away from aerosol sprays - just a personal preference. I usually coat my paintings with a non removeable acrylic varnish made by liquitex - coat it with a paintbrush once to five times and it'll protect the work just fine, as well as brighten it and really make it punch. it's like getting a stone wet, except permenant.

When shipping, all I do is wrap the piece in bubble wrap, pack it between two pieces of cardboard and wrap it with brown paper. i've shipped tons of stuff this way and I don't have problems.
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