|Wrapping up Russell in cellophane|
Step 1: Choose your portfolio and buy some skinny plywood and get it cut to the right size
Step 2: Wrap the painting in cellophane being careful to make sure no dust gets in the first layer (I use a feather for this)
Step 3: Wrap the painting in cellophane twice again sealing all of the holes
Step 4: Stick the painting to one side of the plywood
Step 5: Offer the other bit of Plywood up to make sandwich and stick together
Step 6: Wrap the plywood sandwich in cellophane (can you tell I am nervous of condensation?!)
Step 7: Put the sandwich inside the portfolio
Step 8: Don't do what I did and sell a print that's bigger than the board the day before...!
Step 9: Because I sold a print that is bigger than the board, I had to wrap this in three layers of cellophane
Step 10: I then had to line my portfolio in bubble wrap and Bristol board and make a bubblewrap 'wedge' to prevent any bending over the smaller piece of plywood
Step 11: Zip up the portfolio and wrap it in clingfilm (mum's idea in case of rain)
Step 12: Label the portfolio in English and Spanish 'Muy Fragil' etc...
Step 13: Pray it gets there in one piece.
Step 14: Have a meltdown when you have to unwrap it all and actually take the art works out. Maybe invent a pass-the-parcel game?
|Sticking the painting onto the plywood|
|Dusting my cellophane. This job is an OCD sufferer's nightmare. Cellophane attracts EVERYTHING!|
|Portfolio fully 'clingfilmed'|