When a painting sells, the next step is to pack it in a box for shipping. Packing artwork for transport is a little more complicated than just plopping the canvas into a box. These are the steps I use to pack my artwork.
- Wrap the paintings in glassine (a smooth and glossy paper that is air, water, and grease resistant) to protect the painting’s surface.
- Add corner protectors for extra protection.
- Wrap two layers of bubble wrap around the whole thing
- Take the bubble-wrapped bundle and sandwich it between two pieces of foam core or double-ply cardboard
- Place all of that into a heavy-duty shipping carton with extra paper padding around the sides.
- Tape it up and add the shipping label.
Now the artwork is safely boxed up for shipping, but it doesn’t convey the excitement of buying a new piece of art. I wanted to make the collector feel the thrill of receiving their new purchase! I decided to add a little something extra on the outside of these boxes. On the first one, I painted some fun, colorful abstract flowers. On the next, I added some collage papers. I hope the postman enjoyed them too!
Of course, I have started decorating my mailing envelopes now too!