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Sketchabit

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on: August 05, 2017, 06:44:53 AM
I am removing my drawings from my sketchbook, I am finding that a lot of graphite is sticking to backside page n dulling appearance and I am sure over time will smudge.  I have put them in a cardboard box with wax paper between them . Does anybody know if the wax paper will ruin drawings being stored this way  :confused:
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Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 10:39:58 AM
Best to use tracing paper, grease proof paper, or glassine(sp). The graphite won't stick to it. I have been storing some drawings using tracing paper for 5 years with no problem.
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Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 11:11:17 AM
Good to know I will pick some up  O0   :thankyou:
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Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 11:14:53 AM
I use tracing paper for all my pastel paintings as well  O0
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Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 02:17:19 PM
Thank you Dennis good to know before I get to far into storing  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 04:30:25 PM
I've been using a fixative spray on mine. Is that ok?


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Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 07:26:53 PM
The fixative helps, but still a good idea to separate the paintings with a piece of tracing paper, baking paper.....  cheap insurance.  O0
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Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 01:33:26 AM
 :thankyou: Val... it's good to know these things. My watercolour paintings and drawings usually just get shoved in a box, sometimes wrapped in silicon coated baking paper, more often not, or with a layer of newspaper between the acrylics.  Should I wrap the acrylic paintings in baking paper too? We don't have actual wax paper in Tasmania or most of Auatralia any more, unless it is imported at great expense from either the US or UK. (Although apparently it is still available in some supermarkets in our national capital! I wonder why they are so privileged?)


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Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 05:53:44 AM
I don't use wax paper. Either baking paper or tracing paper is perfect, unless you want to go to the expense of glassine.
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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 04:47:28 PM
Val, I'm never keen on expenses!   :2funny:


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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 06:45:46 PM
Been using parchemin paper (cooking sheet paper) well, but been told best to use glassine also.

I need to find out what is the difference...
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