Framing Autopsy Discovering the Art Killer | ARTitude

Framing Autopsy Discovering the Art Killer | ARTitude


in my last video I talked to you about the
quality of prints and how a cheap print can fade and die on your wall so this time I’m going
do a framing autopsey hi I’m Michelle Leivan the artist artist coming to you from the art print
express dot com studio and this is the poor dead print that was hanging on my mother’s wall and I’m going to dissect this framed print and I’m gonna guess there’s lots acidic
stuff that has killed this print I’m going to turn the frame over and open up the back its got a cardboard backing so I don’t usually worry too much about
that because what’s inside should be protecting
the artwork so OH look what we discovered in here we’ve got cardboard this is like I’m having have newspaper you know how newspaper gets old and starts to yellow well it’s made of wood pulp so that is the same thing as cardboard this
is corrugated cardboard so it’s really a problem because it’s
full of acid from the organic materials that it was made from there’s no buffering to
slow down deterioration on the cardboard that’s corrugated a thin piece of corrugated cardboard is the worst thing that you can put into a frame and so after we have the cardboard we got the print and the mat so we can see here with the print
that it’s starting to fade from be exposed to UV rays the mat here has darker edge this is actually the real
color of the mat versus the new color faded the new
color there and that is indicative of UV fading which means the rest of the artwork is being exposed at least as
much and the anything I want to talk about is
that this match is also acidic and if you look right more on the edge here and and in the cut were right it is startin to
turn yellow this yellow yes indicative a and and send it back it is not be an it
doesn’t is not cotton mad it’s also just like the cardboard is
made from a when Pope all these wooden pole items are starting to I certain 2k and so they let off the gas and that gas can be found right here on
the grass you see reflections where all these
lines are in on the glass so that’s also an indicator debt them everything that’s touch the
glass in those areas are not acid-free and
then finally I wanna show the edge on the
glass and this is grain along here decreeing is I indicate in the case just regular
plain glass and if it was I’m treated class you would notice it because this it would have kinda rainbow color to it it’s difficult to show on video I wanted you to be a bit know that there is a difference there’s
a museum quality glass receiving it reflection there you see that the
reflection have the right there is slightly blue that yes the museum colored clatter the museum coated glass now that doesn’t affect the your enjoyment of the piece what you’re
seeing there is a refraction of the light so when you actually put this art piece
hard work it disappears as if it’s not even there and protects it so that’s the our top seed for the Sprint put this
back together and have I’m only I’m going to use now I’m acidic items to put it back
together the official causing death for this
print is UV exposure and an acid environment don’t let this happen to you if you get this information useful
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