View Full Version : Storing Pastel Art

08-26-2013, 11:48 AM
Hi everyone:wave: I wanted to drop in and ask you all how you store your pastel masterpieces (providing of course they are not sold)! I am fairly new to the art world but found I have already accumulated quite a few finished pieces. Most of what I have done is stored in a flat file with glassine paper in between but I'm wondering if there are other ways you have found to store pastel art?

Thanks in advance for your input!!


08-26-2013, 02:58 PM
Like you, most of mine are in one of my flat file drawers with paper between the sheets. I believe it was Daniel Greene who said "Pastel is fine stored flat, providing there is no movement" - its that movement that rubs off pastel & can damage.

Commissioned works, or works that I plan on putting in a Gallery tend to go in a frame right away.

09-06-2013, 11:10 PM
I use a standard kitchen waxed paper. But if I am finished with it, I spray a art fixative on it first.

09-07-2013, 01:18 PM
I put each finished piece in a folded glassine 'envelop' then (to guard against movement) put a stack of them in a portfolio. Like this one: http://www.dickblick.com/products/cachet-deluxe-earthbound-portfolios/

Works well for me.