22. Postcoats and Finishing


I could have called this chapter preservation and marketing, but that sounds like something out of national politics. What we’re really talking about are the postcoats used to preserve your art and the finishing process that prepares your work for presentation.

Protecting all those rich colors that come out of your printer requires special techniques and there are many options you can choose from for this preservation process.

How you finish your work for final presentation is almost as important as the work itself. Putting an “old master” style frame on an abstract painting is definitely a statement...but does it ...

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