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Tousabella

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on: June 15, 2014, 08:38:17 PM
Other than spraying the paintings, how do I store them? I do have tracing paper, so should I tape it on them and then it will be okay to stack them?
I have them all over my small room, and it's getting to the point that I can't move or I will smudge them.
Help!  LOL
I can't possibly frame them all, nor do I want to.
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Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 08:50:42 PM
Retta, Just make sure that the tracing paper covers more than just the painting. Then tape the 4 corners of the tracing paper down. You can now stack them one on top of the other and even if you move them around they will not get damaged from smudging. This is what I do with mine O0 The biggest damage can come from bending and creasing.
If I remember I will bring and show mine at the next pastel class - dog portrait.
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Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:21:43 AM
I was going to suggest the Maruman Pastel Journal.  Jerry's Artarama sold them, but there is 0 quantity now.  :'(   I hope they get more in. 
They have 17 pages of 60lb paper with sheet protectors about 16" x 12.5".  I have most of my class work in mine.  Different colors-most of them are light in tone with a few black ones.  The covers are very sturdy and it's just nice to work on.  I can't find them anywhere else online.  :(


Good question-I'm looking forward on how Dennis stores his.
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Lisa gale

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Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 06:37:17 PM
How funny,  I have the same problem and was wondering what everyone is doing to store their work.  They are laying all over the house now.  I framed a few but that gets expensive.  I bought an art profolio from michaels art store .  It looks like a big notebook (hard sideded so things won't bend) with page protectors. 14 x 17.  I am just not sure if they will get smudged in the plastic protectors.  I do spray my paintings but I still can smudge them.
Lisa


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Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 08:43:35 PM
My next lesson will be in pastels (Dog Portrait) and I will show you how I store my unframed paintings.

Lisa, the spray is not to stop the smudging per se, but to fix most of the loose dust that will fall off during handling.
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Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 03:24:44 AM
Hi Dennis,  I just watched the beginning of the dog lesson  :thankyou: for the storage information.  I taped tracing paper on to the paintings and slipped them into the page protectors.  Safe and sound. :yippee:
Lisa


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Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 04:54:04 PM
 O0
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Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 08:18:38 AM
I spotted this link and due to extremely limited storage space, needless to say caught my eye.

I just bought a 9x12 spiral bound pad (16 sheets) with glassine inserts between each sheet. It is a Canson, Mi-Teintes Pastel (White). 98lb. (160g)

They refer to the paper as 'dual-surfaced' so either side can be used. One side of the paper has a fairly light texture, the other side is smooth.

Hoping I like this paper as it will definately help with the storage aspects.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 10:13:58 AM
You scored Val. I haven't seen those for sale.
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Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 04:36:34 AM
Yes Val, haven't seen that pad but bought glassine sheets to use between paintings.


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Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 11:35:06 AM
If I ever find a camera I like (and can afford) I'll post a photo. It's terrible to have such a taste for quality!  :envy:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 11:30:08 PM
I have pad of tracing paper....i store my pastels in between the leaves.So far looks fine!
Zayn


 

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