Monday, April 16, 2012

Packing & Shipping Large Framed Paintings

I thank God for my wonderful husband! He does all the grunt work for me. He cuts my mats, frames all my prints and paintings, boxes it all up and ships it out for me. Without him I would not be able to carry on with my art studio as I do now. So here is to you my love, thanks for all you do and for not complaining about being stuck in the basement all day yesterday matting, framing and packing up my art.

Photos below show the process Don goes through to pack and ship two of my large paintings that have been framed under glass.
These are the paintings he is packing
Tools of the trade :~)
Bubble Wrap
lots of bubble wrap
Putting frame corners over the bubble wrap
Putting shredded paper in the bottom of the box

Setting painting in box

Another layer of bubble wrap 
More shredded paper

Sealed air bags around the edges
Adding the second painting and more shredded paper

Pop on the lid
Tape up the box

What a mess!
4 boxes ready to ship out

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1 comment:

  1. Now that is the kind of packing I can definitely trust! Items that involve glass are indeed hard to pack, but there are many ways on how it can be done properly. I was thinking that, isn't the box supposed to have the same size as the painting frame to keep it from moving inside? Then I realized it needs a breather, so it will just bounce when the package hits the floor. It's still safe because the shredded papers absorb the shock. Thanks for sharing!

    Renea Luong @Legacy TSI