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Question Caricatures

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by DS, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. DS

    DS CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Not sure if this went through the first time. A customer brought in two caricatures of his little girls. They were rolled up in a square pattern (not rolled) so unveiling them showed wrinkles across it. Not sure how the caricatures were drawn (color pencil or crayon), would using a vacuum heat press, to flatten out the caricatures, ruin the pictures? If so, how else could I get the caricatures to lay flat?
    Thanks for any help,
  2. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Hi, Dan. Does this mean they were folded? What drawing medium was used for them?
  3. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I understand the medium was either crayon or colored pencil. With colored pencil, depending upon the pencil and color, you may not have a problem with a heat press. Absolute guarantee that the heat press will cause you some issues. I wouldn't use the heat press and I wouldn't use an iron. With crayons heat is not an option.

    With the customers permission I would try lightly misting the back of the paper with distilled water - LIGHTLY MIST - and then I would cover the art side with release paper and press the art between 2 pieces of glass, add weight, and let them sit for a few days. You will not get all of the wrinkles out but you may be able to get a few out. This may work but otherwise go to a paper conservator.
  4. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    The '...depending on the pencil...' is noteworthy. Most colored pencils have wax cores.
  5. DS

    DS CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Thanks Joe.
  6. DS

    DS CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Thanks Shayla.

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