ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER

SLC_Brande

Grumbler
Joined
Jan 28, 2005
Posts
25
From
Salt Lake City Utah
We have a customer with a (26x36) acrylic painting done on paper and it has been rolled and stored in a tube--GRRRRR! Obviously I'm trying to figure out the best way to mount it so that it will be flat. My first thought is to use Crescent perfect mount board. What do you think? The customer would like to have cc glass on it too, I'd use framespace but I'm curious about your thoughts on using glass over acrylic. At the trade show last January in Paul MacFarlands class we were told to go ahead and use glass with paintings (even oils) as long as there is a spacer...do any of you do this?

Thanks- Brande
 

preservator

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Mar 23, 2001
Posts
2,209
From
Wilmington, DE
When acrylic paint dries, the water that evaporates leaves holes in its surface. These holes can fill with dust and grime that can not
be removed. Thus, using glazing material in the
frame is a good idea. Keeping the glazing spaced
away from the painting is essential so that the
paint will not touch the glazing and stick to it.
As with any original work on paper, Japanese
tissue hinges and starch paste are the best
way to secure it. If the painting is left for
a good long time in a folder in a drawer, it
should eventually flatten out. Since the owner
brought it in, in a tube, let them wait it out
and don't take on any unothodox mounting, which
might cause you problems.

Hugh

Hugh
 
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