View Full Version : Shrink Wrapping

08-04-2000, 11:31 PM
Okay, this is elementary I'm sure, but shrink wrapping has become my next biggest challenge! How do you do it and not have those bulky corners? Do you cover all the back? or just tape it to the back? I've looked at a lot of other artists work and it seems they all do something different! What works best for some of you!

And if you get a hole http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif can I take this piece off and use it on a smaller pic? or should I just toss it?

08-05-2000, 07:39 AM
Carly,,,, first of all, yes you can use the piece on a smaller one -
I know of several different methods, but for me: I have a large roll of shrink wrap, and I wrap the painting like I would a package, with the folds on the back. When I am sure I have all the edges taped on the back, I take a hair dryer to the front. It ends up smooth as glass without bulky corners. I don't use the dryer on the back, not necessary http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
PS: If you use the type of shrink wrap that seals itself, you can avoid the hair dryer. I am leery of pulling corners too tight, it often makes them bend eventually. Hope this helps !

08-05-2000, 03:34 PM
Thanks Carol! I was shrinking both sides...glad to know the back doesn't need it!

Here's a tip....I threw out so much that I needed one more piece for my smallest painting...so I cut out the front from one of my shrink wrapped canvases and just used that on the small pic...it worked great! Now I'll have to start saving all the canvas plastic, too.

carly http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

08-05-2000, 09:14 PM
Glad it worked Carly...... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol