Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Preserving Children's Artwork
When I first had the idea to create these journals I didn't really know where to start, so I visited our local Art Supply Warehouse and sort of just walked around and asked a few questions. What I came up with was a clear artist type of plastic cover that would protect the cover art from fading over time. The plastic sheets are sold in large poster board sizes. The back of the journals are a heavy poster board available in a variety of colors. There is a large artist paper cutter and hole punch on site so I cut the plastic covering and poster board right then and there. The body of the journal is 12x18, the size of a standard artist's sketch pad. Artwork that was made on smaller sheets of paper is simply glued onto 12x18 sheets of artists paper. Larger pieces of artwork are simply left as is or cut down to 12x18.