|Local Real estate guide turned painting holder|
The trick is to get the slick coated guides...the newsprint guides won't work. This time I picked up a Real Estate guide at the local grocery store. All I did was slip each painting in between the pages. There were enough pages to fit all of my paintings. Of course none of them were larger than 6x8 so this trick only works for the small studies. For added safety you can use a binder clip to hold the pages together. I forgot to bring one with me this trip.
The paintings will stay clean and safe until you get home and take them out. Don't forget you have paintings in the guide book and toss it while unpacking! The bonus is you now have a nice little souvenir guidebook from your trip.
Bonus tip: If you happen to have painted larger and need to protect a painting try tearing out sheets of the guidebook, tape them together and tape over painting.
Do you have any tips for traveling with finished pastel paintings? I'd love for you to share your tips in the comment section!