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Old 09-14-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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College daughter did beautiful drawings of all sizes in first semester art class. She wants them for her own home, and frame them her own way later. I need advice on how to store them, they have been in her portifolio, now they are back on the dining room table. Need advice on how to especially protect the ones made out of charcoal, so they stay in tact. Want to be able to slide it in its stored way under a bed are something like that.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Spray fixatives will prevent the charcoal from smearing but you should really allow your daughter to do that herself - actually, I'm a little surprised if she hasn't already?

The Why and How of Spray Fixative | Learn to... Art!
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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The fixatives are on it, I am just concerned about it getting damaged, I plan for all of to be laying flat nothing around it. I can't afford to frame all of it, and she does not want me to either. I want it off the dining room table, and safe at the same time. So with the fixatives are on it will the charcoal stay? Should those be put on top of the rest? We will need the table back by Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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I always sprayed my charcoals with hairspray then keep them between two pieces of cardboard. You can go to a lumber company, buy a sheet of 1/4" plywood and have them cut two pieces the size of the larger drawings, then put a sheet of tissue paper between the drawings and place them on one of the boards. Then lay the other board on top of them like a sandwich, and either drill holes and screw them together, or wrap some elastic around them.

You can stand them up anywhere behind furniture, the basement, or lay under a bed. Where ever you put them, they won't bend.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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If the fixative was properly applied, it will protect the charcoal. There are various ways to store artwork - check out: Guide to Properly Storing Your Art
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Thank you, I love her work and want to keep it safe until she is ready for it. I am going to use the Guide you recommended.
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