Originally posted by Artistammy
I'm just finishing a Calla lily painting on black velour paper. I intended to sell it on eBay but I'm concerned about too much pastel dust falling off in transit. I'm going to spray it with fixative. Has anyone sold & shipped paintings on velour paper before? Did you get any complaints afterwards? Any hints?
In this thread there's some good all-around discussion as well as an especially important horror story involving rough handling of a velour.
I've sold a velour pastel on ebay and shipped it. I find that a fixatives fixing power seems mightier on velour, and once fixed I've found they don't seem all that frail. Before then, a flick against the back will delayer in a blink.
When I shipped I made sure the work was sandwiched tightly between a board and a matboard swatch. It must have taken them an hour to de-mummify the piece.
btw, i love black velour -- it makes just about anything impossibly dramatic. there's something about the way it absorbs light.
Hope this helps,