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Vegan Taxidermy

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Vegan Taxidermy

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Last updated on January 12, 2012
Paper Bird Care & Cleaning
These are delicate pieces of art and require special care and storage.

Some examples of crepe paper crafts made in the Victorian era still survive today (over 120 years later!). I do not know if the manufacturing process has changed significantly since then and how that might effect the life-span of the pieces. I have pieces from when I began working with this medium about 10 years ago, which have not changed at all. Hopefully with the right care, your paper bird will remain beautiful for more than a lifetime.

Keep your Vegan Taxidermy out of the sun in a relatively dry place. I treated the papers with a light anti-UV protective coating, but do not trust that it is enough to prevent fading or sun damage. Never let the paper get damp or wet, and keep out of humid areas (if you live in the tropics, this may be a problem).
Many birds and plants come in a glass dome, or in a display case with glass windows to keep out dust, but these are not special UV filtering glass.

To dust your bird, use a clean, dry paint brush with medium-soft bristles, and lightly brush with the grain of the paper (generally head to tail). However, I recommend keeping your bird in a glass case or cabinet to reduce dust and wear.

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Sorry I can not currently ship overseas. I am researching shipping methods that can properly insure my art work.

If you can pick up items in person, I can take off shipping charges.