Did you take part in our painting swap this month? Or maybe you have an Etsy store or sell your paintings online. In this tutorial and video, I will show you how to package your paintings to send in the mail, using DIY custom packaging that works for any size.
I’ll be making a custom sized box from the foam board which exactly matches the painting. It’s quick and easy, although I suggest taking a bit more time than I am doing here in the video to make a really nice finish. Presentation is an important part of your art sale as well of course, as the safety of the painting while it is in the mail system.
If you want to forego the custom packaging, you can also buy these ‘book mailers’ which are just like the packaging your book comes in when you buy from Amazon. Its heavy duty, has extra built in corner protection, comes in lots of sizes. Simply fold it, peel back the tape and stick. Really quick and simple and depending on the size and how many you buy in a pack will most likely be even cheaper than making your own.
As you gain experience shipping your paintings, every once in a while you may receive a request for a refund (even if it is no fault of your own). Take a look at The Ins and Outs of Returns and Refunds to learn how to best handle these situations.
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After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.