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Just wanted to give people a heads up. The USPS starting to do really underhanded things.

I don't understand any mail service not knocking on the door, but I can let that pass.

I cannot let pass the fact that despite signature conformation (I really wish I had screen caped the tracking page) a package was left outside on my porch in the rain. The signature conformation sticker no where to be found.

When I went to check the tracking it no longer said signature conformation. I believe the shipper when she says it WAS on there, because I saw it online before the change.

I was lucking she wrapped the petticoat (for my wedding dress) in plastic or it would have been ruined.

I've also had them shove a signature conformation inside the mailbox once, and it got bent up...but that's a different story.

It may just be the USPS in my area, but I thought I'd give out a warning.

Wrap EVERYTHING you send in plastic, and keep an eye on the tracking to make sure it stays signature conformation if that is how it is sent.

I've cross posted this to the Fursuit community, however I figured other artist would want to know this as well.

Sorry if this doesn't belong here.
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ph34rth3ll4m4
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Another thing you can do to keep art in particular safe, is sandwich the piece flat between two pieces of cardboard and in a plastic sleeve. I've done this in the past to prevent folding when I haven't been comfortable rolling a piece and shipping it in a tube (which I've avoided for things that are particularly prone to smudging around on itself when rolled).
fiercereaper
Jan. 31st, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
You can get a can of Krylon spray fixative from art stores that might help with that smudging issue. Just make sure you do a test swatch of your colour usage on scrap paper to see how it turns out. I used it all the time for charcoal and conte.
ph34rth3ll4m4
Jan. 31st, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
I have a huge can of fixative and I use it often, unfortunately, some of my pieces still want to move around even after two or three sprays, especially my charcoal work. X_x
stormrunner1981
Jan. 31st, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
A professor at my art college had use use matt/satin Crystal Clear acrylic coat. Weird, but it was affective.

Don't use it inside and do it in light coats.

Just make sure your done with the piece before you spray it...And make sure the can isn't defective :p.

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