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pencil point

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on: June 21, 2014, 07:38:05 PM
I put up some of my drawings on Facebook and got the shock of my life!!!   One of hubbies co-workers wants me to draw a light house for her.  she wants to hang it on her wall.   :yippee:

first I want to know if I should use a finishing spray and if so what kind / brand would you suggest.

should I Matt and frame it or just give her instructions to be sure to use an acid free mat to make sure the picture doesn't  some in contact with the glass.

if I don't frame it do you have suggestions on packaging so there won't be any damage when transporting the picture?

I don't want to spend a lot of money on this as I'm doing this for free.  (actually I should charge her double as she talked hubbie into taking 2 free beagles puppies off her hands.  :2funny:  :banghead:  :2funny:)

thanks for any help you can give new.
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Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 10:06:19 PM
I'm beginning to get into this area so first of all congratulations on your Facebook hits!! :clap:
What's the link?

I've read not to use finished spray but I have used it for protection on my watercolour paintings.

Its a spray varnish called CRYSTRAL CLEAR...its 450g can its acis free and its a permanent clear gloss finish made in Australia by the Micador Group...micador.com.au.

Ive framed mine with acid free matt and foam backboard and had them wrapped in clear cellophane paper.

Goodluck

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Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 10:34:47 PM
Thank you so much for helping me with this information.  I haven't actually started this drawing yet but I have picked out what I will draw.  It is the Fastnet Lighthouse in Ireland.  It's very interesting the way it is built in the rocks.  I just hope I can do it justice.

All the pictures I shared are here on this site.  As I use Facebook on my kindle I really don't know how to find a link.  I am easy to find thought.  If you look up     Shirley batten hunger. the only result will be me.  I think everything is posted as public.

The comments I got on my drawings were a complete surprise as I only posted them to show what I have been doing the past couple of months. 

Again thank you very much for your help in this.

Shirl
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Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 11:51:23 AM
I don't spray my drawings, but Dennis does. He recommends using the fixative cans which do not have the marble inside.

To send without framing, just pop it between two sheets of cardboard (get a box from your supermarket and cut to size), wrap it and send it.

If you do frame it, it needs to be behind glass, so when shipping ensure you use a good amount of bubble wrap and mark the package as fragile / glass so the delivery dude doesn't just throw it into the truck


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Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 11:56:24 AM
thanks so much.   :thankyou:  this was so unexpected but exciting
Shirl

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Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 07:48:12 AM
 :heeha: Congratulations Shirl ! I use spray if it is charcoal, but I don't spray my graphite drawings. Don't forget to post your finished lighthouse for us  :nosey: people!  ;D

The Fastnet light is an excellent choice.  O0
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Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 09:26:31 AM
thank you so much.  I never expected to be good enough for someone to ask for for one of my drawings.  goes to show how good of instructors Nolan and Dennis are.   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Neither Nolan or you use the spray so I think I will pass on taking a chance with the spray.  I'm making it 8 1/2 x 11 so I can slide it into a clear sleeve and then place it between cardboard to get it to her safely,  then she can choose her mat and frame.

Again thanks for your input on this.

Shirl

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Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 10:12:09 AM
 :flowers: on your  Facebook unexpected commission. Please post it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 09:08:42 PM
yes I will post it.  I won't start it until after Nolan's live class tomorrow.  I was worried about the water and waves crashing on the rocks.  the timing of this class is perfect!!!!  :painting:
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Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 09:12:30 PM
God luck.
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