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Packing Artwork, Part 3



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    Materials:

    • Straight edge -- preferably metal

    • Matte knife -- retractable

    • Masking tape -- drafting & painters tape are also okay

    • Packing tape -- brown, clear or filament

    • Cutting board

    • Bubble wrap

    • Foam
    • Styrofoam
    • Extra cardboard -- corrugated

    • Thin foam -- optional

    • Cardboard box -- Choose a corrugated cardboard box that is close in size to your wrapped paintings.



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    Introduction:

    When packing fragile, three-dimensional work it is particularly important to pay attention to the packing materials. You will want to create a box for the object to sit within.



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    Packing The Artwork:

    Wrap the piece in plastic to protect it from the elements. Line a box with Styrofoam to protect the work. Place another piece over the top.