Art-icle by painter Jan Karpíšek
Could be used as guide for artists
I was so lucky. I sold "Insect and The Bearded Man" via my eBay Store. (You can try it too - eBay Store's much cheaper than eBay auctions.)
We negotiated with the buyer that I'll ship it packaged in a tube including the inner frame (stretcher).
Firstly I mounted off canvas of the stretcher and assembled its four parts in one stick with almost square section.
I covered both ends with the bubble-foil to avoid damage of canvas. I used this stick as a spindle coiled around with painting. Then I sandwiched the canvas with layer of bubble-foil.
It's enough to put the bubble wrap at the beginning of coiling. (Too much bubble-foil could enlarge fillet cubature over tube size!) Then I slowly reeled the canvas with carefully stretched edges in. It should be tightly clamped and finally taped. Ask in some
textile store for hard carton tubes. I used the tube originally from painting canvas. :-) I covered the ends of reeled canvas with paper to facilitate inserting it into the tube. And you can see that I used
very special piece of paper. It's interview with Richard Adam in the Czech magazine Reflex. Richard Adam is an important collector of contemporary art. It's a joke and it's also a magical act.
Well, the painting is inside and I can cut short the tube to the exact length (plus a small space to each side!). I didn't forget to fix the painting inside by padding it with folded bubble-foil before I sealed both ends of the tube.
(That's the purpose of adding small space at the sides.)
I made the stoppers by cutting two circles of carton and taped properly. Now my artwork is ready to be shipped! Good luck! :-)