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11-21-2012, 12:30 PM
I challenged myself and joined the portrait swap. I need to mail the artwork. Is there some kind of finish I can put on it to avoid scrapping it in travel? I'm thinking of using a bubble envelope. Any other suggestions?
It is 12 x13 on Oil pastel pad.
11-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Excellent work Michele. Sorry I have no advice on shipping, but the portrait is great
Beautiful work! As for shipping. I use prismacolor workable fixative, I wrap in wax paper wax side touching then place in the bubble envelope. I send out several a week with no mishaps.
11-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Nicely done. I wrap in wax paper or glassine and do not use any fix, not really applicable for OPs. Never had a problem.
11-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the advise and comments :cat:
The oil pad has a waxish type paper between sheets. I think I'll start there and encase in additional wax paper.
11-21-2012, 08:05 PM
I would consider using one of the priority mail boxes from the post office. The boxes are free and shipping is priced by weight and zones. The wax paper will cover the oil pastel but you might want to put a sheet of foamcore behind it for stability. Then bubble wrap on both sides just to keep it suspended in the center of the box during shipping.
I've mailed several paintings like this and never had a problem.
11-21-2012, 08:06 PM
I also meant to add that you did a fantastic job with the portrait!
11-22-2012, 12:39 AM
Thanks for the advise Carly and the kind compliment.
11-22-2012, 05:16 AM
11-22-2012, 05:29 AM
11-22-2012, 12:05 PM
beautiful. well done and wonderful likeness
11-22-2012, 02:32 PM
well done on a great painterly portrait :clap:
11-28-2012, 07:30 AM
Michele, fantastic likeness, one little suggestion: his cheek needs more attention especially the hollow area. As it is, that area appears lighter than the chin making it jut out more instead of receding; the outside edges of the hair could be softer too. Superb rendering.
11-30-2012, 01:46 AM
11-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks for the C&C. ai
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