ARTWORK CARE TIPS

Thank you for your purchase & support of my artwork. My work is created with joy and the hopes you will enjoy it for years to come. Please know slight imperfections may occur due to the handmade process of the variety of mediums I work in.

 

 

 

Care of Your Original Art

Each piece is an Original and cannot be reproduced.  All original art mediums are best kept out of the direct sun & strong lighting conditions.

 

Care of Resin Art

Resin is a great protective medium, however, it should still be handled with care. Gently clean when needed with a Damp Soft cloth or damp microfiber cloth, then wipe dry with a soft cloth.  Be sure to keep out of direct sunlight or harsh & hot lighting. Most Fine Art can be compromised if exposed to light, heat or extreme cold. Only quality UV rated resin is used. When shipping, ensure no plastic touches the resin, best to use freezer paper or glassine paper on area touching resin.

 

Care of Acrylic Paintings
Not typically meant to be framed under glass, unless there is a matte between acrylic & glass.  Acrylics are fairly sturdy and tend to survive in various lighting conditions. Dusting the surface lightly will prevent any build-up. Be careful when shipping acrylics in the winter as extremely cold temperatures may cause cracking.  The same problem occurs if storing your acrylics in unheated attics, basements or sheds if you live in areas that experience very cold winters.

 

Care of Watercolors
Frame watercolors behind UV glass. Colors may fade if fragile watercolors are exposed to direct sun & strong lighting conditions.

 

Alcohol Ink Art
Mount your alcohol ink artwork behind UV-protected glass, if it’s not coated with UV resin, to reduce fading.  An acid-free matte inserted between the artwork and frame will prevent the art from sticking to the glass. Make sure to keep your alcohol ink artwork away from direct sun & strong lighting, excessive heat for long periods of time, high humidity, direct sunlight and extreme temperature fluctuations.

 

Michele Donohue

www.donohueart.com