At 6/13/14 02:24 PM, ornery wrote:
Ended up having to take the drawing down and scrap it. Smell got too bad. Going to seal up and better protect my other large pieces as well so they dont meet the same fate.
Well there is a few months work gone unless i can find someway to deodorize it. I still have it in case that day ever comes but its wrapped up and hidden away for now.
having only ever had this problem once doing water colours in winter, really the only thing i think you can do, is 1 make sure you get is absolutly dry, so a heater/hairdryer/ hot/warm sunny day, 2nd keep it really well ventilated with a good flowing breeze. so outside would be ideal, but honestly, if you have mold on the paper, then there will come issues later in the pictures life rather than just now, as it would have compromised the life of your paper itself :(
if after airing it for a day or 2, making sure its bone dry, you still have the smell then you're honestly up shit creek.
the worst thing you can do atm is to wrap it up or place it in some plastic in a dark spot, thats going to royally fuck your paper if it is infact mold