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    You can't tell in the pictures but the second is roughly 40% bigger than the first one.


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    Dumb Question

    How do you get the larger ones home to the States? Mail them? Is it expensive? Will some of the shops mail them or do you?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasaHappy View Post
    How do you get the larger ones home to the States? Mail them? Is it expensive? Will some of the shops mail them or do you?!
    We have 12+ pieces of art we have brought home.

    Our largest we have brought home was a print about 24 x 46. That was easy- rolled and placed in a tube and placed in the overhead compartment. At other times we have brought home prints which were just rolled and held closed by paperclip or rubberband. Those are THE most difficult not to mangle.

    Another trip we purchased a framed piece including glass. That was wrapped heavily in brown paper and also hand carried. The flight attendant offered to store it. I don't know where, but it made it home safe and sound and has been hanging on our walls for the last 12 years.

    Small framed pieces can easily be packed in your luggage and wrapped in clothing for cushioning.

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    we still have 2 rolled and in the tubes

    a few years ago we brought home a few acrylics for real short $$.

    we had one framed at michael's and the mounting/framing was well over $150.

    so, the other 2 are still rolled/stored.

    one of our goals of retirement was learning how to matt and frame.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    We have 12+ pieces of art we have brought home.

    Our largest we have brought home was a print about 24 x 46. That was easy- rolled and placed in a tube and placed in the overhead compartment. At other times we have brought home prints which were just rolled and held closed by paperclip or rubberband. Those are THE most difficult not to mangle.

    Another trip we purchased a framed piece including glass. That was wrapped heavily in brown paper and also hand carried. The flight attendant offered to store it. I don't know where, but it made it home safe and sound and has been hanging on our walls for the last 12 years.

    Small framed pieces can easily be packed in your luggage and wrapped in clothing for cushioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    we had one framed at michael's and the mounting/framing was well over $150.
    We have on acrylic "waiting" as well. Just waiting for a 50% off sale at Michael's

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    Even with those sales it gets expensive. Especially the larger pics that require stretcher bars. I think the big one was around $250 and that was during one of those 50% off deals. There is a self framing shop in town that I'll be using next time I bring artwork home.

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    Thanks! I guess I had a moment trying to imagine bringing large frames on the flight! Is there a certain store you bought the tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasaHappy View Post
    Is there a certain store you bought the tubes?
    It was provided by the gallery.

    Galeria Harmonia
    Address: B. v/d Zeppenfeldstraat 10, San Nicolas

    Phone: (297) 584-2969

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    Where did you get this 3 piece picture from? How much did it cost? How did you get it home?

    Great picture and it looks great in your home.

    Leaving in 16 days and want to get some Aruba artwork, paintings similar to what you have. I love your picture.

    Jill



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    Those pictures are beautiful!!!

    My husband and I bought this at Ikea in CT...we saw it and had to have it! We haven't framed it-I am too afraid to see how much it would cost!

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80082657

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