THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOUR ART

In order for you to enjoy it for many years to come, I want to make sure you know the best way to keep your art.

The materials I use vary from piece to piece, and may include ink, acrylic, and/or resin. Each has its own properties and lightfastness.

With that being said, regardless of the medium, it’s always best to hang any art indoors, away from direct sunlight.

Alcohol inks are dye-based and translucent by nature and therefore, if left unprotected in direct sunlight, will lose their lovely vibrancy over time and fade. However, most alcohol inks colors remain stable if hung indoors outside of direct sunlight. I use nothing but high-quality inks

from vendors that create pigments with the best light-fast properties to ensure a long lifespan. In addition, all paintings are sealed with varnish and multiple layers of UV protection to further ensure their longevity.

Acrylic and epoxy resin can also sustain damage over time if hung in direct sunlight–some acrylic colors are more susceptible to fading, and resin can yellow over time. So please take care when selecting a place to hang your art.

Also, dust your artworks with a clean, soft rag occasionally to prevent dust buildup. Don’t use cleaning products or water!

 

But most of all, enjoy. I hope you get as much joy out of looking at it as I did creating it.

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