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J R SEYMOUR

17 Days Ago

Storage

Wanting to put all of my paper and canvas works in storage. Is a cedar chest able to protect it? Maybe family will find it in 20 years.... LOL!

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Lisa Kaiser

17 Days Ago

After my work is fully dried, I put it in a large plastic bin or I roll it in one of the many fineartamerica art print tubes. I can roll up to ten or so paintings tight in the shipping tubes. They are not my favorite storage option because I have to wet the paintings down and flatten them order to frame and put in my gallery. That process takes 24 hours.

I think your cedar chest is a fantastic idea, but don't store paintings with anything else. Paintings get ruined very easily!

 

Lisa Kaiser

17 Days Ago

I would also put paper towels or paper between each work.

When they are discovered, it will give someone great joy.

 

J R SEYMOUR

17 Days Ago

Thinking cedar will prevent moisture and insects from damaging them. Mostly will be my drawing artworks. Will have to find best way to protect my canvas works another way. Not sure I would take canvas frame off.... Too much hassle. Many are in frames, so maybe big tubs will work. I'm more concerned with protecting my paper drawings and prints, and have never heard anyone speak of preservation using cedar chest.

 

Mike Savad

17 Days Ago

make sure there is something between the paint and the next painting, that is safe to touch it. my mother's paintings are in the attic in a massive, totally glued together stack. they fused.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Becky Titus

17 Days Ago

You might want something like this for slip sheets... look for archival acid-free glassine slip sheets...

https://smile.amazon.com/Canson-Glassine-Protect-Artwork-Inches/dp/B00NQ4951M/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=archival%2Bglassine%2Bstorage%2Bsheets&qid=1584924483&sr=8-10&th=1

 

Becky Titus

17 Days Ago

Mike, that’s very sad about your mother’s paintings. Have you tried a gentle hair dryer setting and a silicone spatula along the edges, or the opposite… I kind of hesitate to say this, because the paint might crack… freezing them?

 

Mike Savad

17 Days Ago

winter is probably the best time to try, but being cold and not a great place to get into, we will probably just live the mass up there. at some point we may try to get them apart. they are older stock, others are sitting in a rack in a different room. but it basically told us not what to do in the future.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

J R SEYMOUR

16 Days Ago

Thank you for the input. Had been saving up newspapers to place between framework pieces. Also wondering if plastic sleeves might work between all of my drawings? It's these
pieces that I'm placing in heirloom cedar chest. Thanks Becky, for the tip on Canson paper. Will be ordering that. Sorry about your mom's art Mike. I can relate with some of my pieces being left out in the barn, thinking they'd be OK. Bugs and humidity ruined several pieces.

 

Mike Savad

16 Days Ago

be sure the news print doesn't transfer, because it might. i think you want something acid free and archival. something a museum would use. this way you don't have snoopy imprinted on something.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Roger Swezey

16 Days Ago

I thought I had all my artwork protected

And Then Came Super Storm Sandy

If I only had put the stuff in the attic


But then maybe the roof would have blown off


So, its important, not only how but where stuff is stored

 

Val Arie

16 Days Ago

Whatever you might be wanting to store ( paintings, drawings, photos,,,) be sure to use all archival acid-free materials.

 

J R SEYMOUR

14 Days Ago

When I moved out of my haunted art studio, I placed most of my paintings in cardboard boxes. Bad move when they stayed in the pole barn. Mud Daubers ate thru and made nests on my art. Thankfully it was on glass and frames, although a few were damaged. I'm told that ordering/receiving acid free paper will take weeks due to virus. Does anyone have a special way to protect pastel works? I want to avoid any smearing or rubbing on the pieces when put away.

 

J R Seymour - what about protecting the pastel works with wax paper? Sorry to hear about damage to some of your art!

Mike, sorry to hear about your mom's paintings!

I also learnt the hard way not to bubble wrap a canvas directly - fortunately it was only one painting and I was able to fix it. Now I wrap them first with plain newsprint paper (from the art stores).

 

Bradford Martin

14 Days Ago

Paper towels introduce acid. A sealed acid environment is not archival.

 

Dokter Pola

14 Days Ago

asas

 

J R SEYMOUR

12 Days Ago

So news print between framed works and acid free sheets between drawings. Thanks, once we're off state quarantine, I'll get to it.

 

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