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Old 12-03-2000, 07:55 PM
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Post Mailing pastel drawings on paper

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This is my first message here, and I am new at using pastels - Actually, I'm using Conte crayon, but I believe they have almost the same qualities as pastels as far as protection of the drawings is concerned. Could you please give me some ideas for packing two pastel/Conte crayon drawings to mail halfway across the U.S.? I am sending them for Christmas to a friend - They are pictures of her two cats. They are on drawing paper and the size of each is approximately 8" X 10" including the margins. They are not in frames. I really hope someone can give me tips on packing and mailing them so they will not be ruined. Thanks!

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Old 12-03-2000, 08:32 PM
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Hello Jean,
You may find this discussion thread of interest:


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Old 12-04-2000, 10:48 AM
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You should cover each drawing with a sheet of either glassine or, better yet, coated offset paper (a glossy paper you can get from any printer). Then sandwich them between sheets of very stiff cardboard. Make the package as rigid as possible. Tape the edges of the cardboard together so nothing can shift around. Or, you could buy a heavy cardboard portfolio at an art supply store and send the drawings (with the glossy interleaving) in that.

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Old 12-12-2000, 02:13 AM
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Thank you for your help! The page that was recommended here in this forum (re packaging pastel pictures for mailing) is just great -- So many suggestions and ideas! I mailed the pictures today, and I'm fairly certain they will arrive in good condition.

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