Painting in box

How to Pack your Amborela Wall Art

Before boxing up your Amborela painting for storage or moving, a few precautions will protect the painting during your move. Check the specific instructions for your type of painting; flat, textured, or multiple canvases.

Pack a Flat Painting

Wrap the flat painting in plastic or clean paper to protect it from minor scratches during a move. You can then store it in a cardboard box.

Paintings with sculpted flowers, fabric flowers, and textured backgrounds need bubble wrap.

First wrap the painting in clean paper or plastic and then in a layer of bubble wrap before boxing. Do not store in an overly tight-fitting box, or the 3d embellishments will indent the canvas.

Packing canvas art together in the same box requires extra care to prevent one canvas from damaging others in the box. Start by wrapping each panel separately in paper or plastic. Then sandwich a layer (or more if textured) of bubble wrap between each canvas.

Tie the panels together, fronts facing fronts, and backs facing backs with a soft ribbon. The ribbon will prevent the canvases from sliding against each other during your move.

The sawtooth hanger can gouge the front of a neighbor canvas. To prevent this, arrange your panels so two fronts face each other, and two backs face each other. If your triptych is textured, place bubble wrap between the canvas fronts. Tie the canvas sandwich together with soft ribbon so they don’t slide against each other.

How to Store Your Amborela Painting

Example of canvases stored vertically


If you are putting your painting in storage, label your box with an arrow so you can store the box in the upright position. Don’t set the box so that the canvas is laying horizontally. The frame under the canvas in a vertical position prevents gravity from stretching the canvas over long periods of time. This is especially important if your painting has 3d elements that can push against another canvas.


Find a place to store your painting where it won’t be exposed to water. Also avoid areas with prolonged high humidity or excessive heat.

Bethany Ogle

I am the artist creating the nature inspired paintings and surface patterns at Amborela. When I'm not in my studio, I am working in my garden with the flowers that inspire my artwork. I ooh and aah at beautiful colors and interesting textures.