Questions tagged [storage]

Storage is the method or space used to store tools, materials, and (finished) projects. Use this tag if your question is about the selection, construction, or maintenance of storage.

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Can I use Aquadur PU or Camlin Picture Varnish Oil color as a varnish for my acrylic paintings?

I have heard of Aquadur PU by Asian Paints and Camlin Picture Varnish Oil colors. Can I use them to seal my acrylic paintings?
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Varnish for Acrylic Painting [duplicate]

I was using the yellow wood varnishes, which are easily available in hardware stores, to seal my acrylic painting. They are cheap but the problem with them is that they leave yellowish shine which ...
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Storing large format art in the smallest space possible

I've been storing my life drawings in an old portfolio bag but I'm running out of space in it. What are some other ways that I can store 100+ 21x27" unmounted drawings? Also my studio space is ...
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Caring for Kneaded Erasers

How does one keep a kneaded eraser "healthy"? They say things like "don't let it lay on the carpet," what else do I have to do? Is there proper way to store it and how long will a ...
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Store paper in a humid environment

As a hobby, I'm starting to do calligraphy. I've bought some paper online a few weeks ago (a Rhodia paper block). Today, I found out that when the block lays on a flat surface, I see two or three ...
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Storing Oil Paint in Bottles

Can I store oil paint in an airtight bottle? I read in a lot of forums that the space in the bottle (air) will dry out the oil paint. This confuses me, why can we store linseed oil in a bottle but not ...
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How can I get a wooden box to close straight down?

I looking into getting a Hobby Lobby wooden artist box / case fitted to that can place my gaming cards into it. One of the issues is where the lid closes and vertical object located near there will ...
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How should I keep my unframed A3 size pencil drawings?

Just to protect my drawings from dust and smudging them, I used to keep my A4 size drawings in a office file like this. Now, I've started drawing on A3 sized papers, and I don't know where to keep ...
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Making a jewellery box - protection and lining

My wife has a lot of her jewellery in various small boxes, bags, etc, which makes it hard for her to find a particular item she wants to wear. I'd like to make her a nice box to keep it all organised, ...
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What should I keep in mind for storing wool roving?

My wife recently went crazy for wet felting and bought a fair chunk of wool roving in a variety of colours. Likely it will take a while to get through it all and I want to be sure that it is still ...
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What can I do to store and segregate my embroidery thread?

Was thinking about starting some simple cross stitching projects. I can usually pick up some cheap embroidery skeins in a large pack. The problem I have had in the past, and from what I have seen of ...
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How do you properly store tins of turpentine?

Is there a proper way to store tins of turpentine? I have attached a picture of the type of container my turpentine comes in: In the past where ever I store the container, turpentine smell would ...
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How should I store my nibs for long periods?

I'm looking to replace some nibs I ruined, and in the meantime I need to store what's left for a while. How should I go about preparing them for storage? Is there a difference between storing ...
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Charcoal and Pastel Drawing Storage

I need to store a lot of charcoal and pastel drawings as I've recently gotten back into drawing. I can't afford a proper solution such as a flat file at the moment. I'm worried about stacking the ...
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How can I store my oil pastels?

When I was in junior high school (long time ago), I won a drawing contest and the prize was a set of oil pastels. Never used them much over the years, but I ran into them recently. Someone, either me ...
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How to protect & preserve water color paintings

Is there a particular coating that I should be using to protect a watercolor painting? And what is the best storage option for preserving paintings?