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    Question Passe-partout tape?

    What kind of tape can I use that will stick both to glass and to matboard in the old passe-partout style? I am repairing a small domed novelty item - black tape needed - checked in the Paul Fredericks books and he mentioned that the tape that was used years ago was gummed paper tape but now plastic self-adhesive tape is being used which won't stick nearly as well or as long as the gummed paper tape.

    If all else fails I will make my own gummed paper tape from black paper and use gel medium.....

    Problem is this is a 5" circle - I need something stretchy - I wish I could just climb into my WayBack Machine and buy some real black gummed paper tape!!! I already have a small stash of antique passe-partout rings so I am all set in the hanger department!

    Anyone have any ideas???
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    Electrical tape : 0

    Couldn't resist.

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    You might try using hide glue on black paper, to make your own tape.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca View Post
    Electrical tape : 0

    Couldn't resist.
    And here I thought that the only legitimate use in framing for electrical tape was to blacken the edges of stretched canvas giclees.

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    Mar, you could use flexible charting tape available from any larger art supply store that still carries Letraset or Chartpak. It's available in a number of colors, including black, and is intended for doing charts for graphic presentation.

    It's a paper tape with a slight crepe finish and is flexible. I think it's available up to about 1/4" width, maybe wider and has an adhesive on one side only, but you could then apply an adhesive to the other side.

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    I got some black gaffers tape from specialty tapes (?) at one of the shows. I sticks like mad and has a nice dark finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrameMakers View Post
    I got some black gaffers tape from specialty tapes (?) at one of the shows. I sticks like mad and has a nice dark finish.
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    "black gaffers tape from specialty tapes"

    Try American Specialty Adhesive Product. Look under "Technical Tapes"
    www.asaptapes.com

    American Specialty Adhesive Products, Inc. (ASAP, Inc.)
    Neal Bartlett
    18730 Oxnard Street #200
    Tarzana, CA 91356

    Tel: 888-355-8214
    Fax: 888-355-8215
    Neal@asaptapes.com

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    Gel medium and black paper should also do fine.


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    I think Filmoplast makes a black linen tape too.
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    I did it! It worked!!!

    Happy happy, joy joy!

    I took a piece of Lineco paper and painted a circle onto one side with artist black gesso. Then I took my little Keeton circle cutter and cut out a circle about 3/8ths of an inch larger than the backing. Then I cut out the inside so I ended up with a black paper ring about 1 inch wide.

    First I glued this paper circle onto the backing of the passe-partout, then, leaving about 1/8" solid from the board edge, I cut a whole bunch of little cuts, 1/8th inch wide, all around the whole circle. (Like Baer showed us in his class!)

    Then I glued it onto the glass - glue used was Liquid Hide Glue, BTW - worked like a charm!

    Whilst the glue was drying I burnished it down with a bone and then trimmed it evenly around to show 1/8th inch of black border.

    Absolutely perfect (and this would have been a whole lot easier on a straight piece of glass instead of a convex circle!!!)

    Thanks, Hugh!

    And never trust Filmoplast black linen tape - it ain't real big on sticking to glass (don't ask!).

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    Congrats, Mar!

    The sign of a true designer ...come up with a design and then go figure out how the heck you can do it!

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    Pictures, Mar, pictures!!!
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    You asked for them, Val!

    here is what the convex piece looked like before I trimmed and burnished the "tape."



    And here is what it looks like trimmed.



    Giving me a great appreciation for anyone who photographs convex glass!!!

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    So that's what you were up to!! I couldn't visualize.....good job, Mar. I love the kitty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Granick View Post
    I think Filmoplast makes a black linen tape too.
    I've just bought some Filmoplast T 9572 Black Linen Tape. It's exactly what you need for passepartout in the old fashioned way. Too late for this thread, but useful for reference.

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