Sometimes you just need to transport work – or post it. Take two pieces of corrugated card from your collection culled from the neighbour’s bin collections and cut them to size. Put your precious artwork in the middle and use a mini stretch film roller and wind the film round it.
It holds everything very securely in place. The downside is that I bought mine from Viking and could only buy 10 refills at a time and now I see they don’t seem to even have handles available there. But this nifty machine exists. Somewhere! (You could buy a cat-fluff roller at Sainsbury’s dry cleaners and put the refill on!) If you want to use this method to post something it is virtually unbendable if the corrugations run vertically on one sheet and horizontally on the other sheet.
And another thing: Have you ever been at a gathering where a calligrapher or artist has presented the host with an artwork on paper? This is then passed around – and people handle the paper badly giving it tiny creases and they have been eating crisps so it gets greasy fingerprints. Wincingly painful!
For commissions and gifts I always back the artwork with card (loose, not glued) and wrap it in cellophane or put it in a clear folder. This way there is less chance of it being ruined before it gets to the framers.
If you exhibit and have loads of cellophane-wrapped work in a browser, you can always cling-film it together to transport it easily, otherwise it glides about. And if you are moving house … and so on and so on…