Well actually I would like to know your best ideas for mounting a large Assembled Puzzle. (about 24x36) Modge Podge? some other wet glue? spray adhesive? Substrate? Glazing/no glazing? Any and all advice, and past experience is much appreciated.
We prefer to use Fusion4000 when drymounting puzzles because it will get in between the pieces supposedly holding them better. I say supposedly because after spending WAY too long on Christmas Eve getting the navy blue suede mat clean, I had a piece pop out on me.
I usually recommend the puzzle being glued with a puzzle glue first to avoid that... but then I still drymount with Fusion4K.
We usually prefer to mat them, but if we don't then we use a spacer between the glazing.
I once used Perfect Mount PMSX on a puzzle and it worked very well. It was a $3 puzzle and the woman put a $400 frame job on it. She liked the picture and when it was finished it looked like a $400 work of art, instead of a $3 puzzle.
I have a saying....a picture is a piture until it's framed and then it becomes a work of art.
I'm not so interested in skinning a possum as catching one 'cause there's one thats been wreaking havoc in our barn this past week and I haven't been able to catch it. Thought there might be some insight here and am very disappointed with these misleading subject lines.
Fusion type film works well for me. Or the modge podge works too and you wouldn't neccesarily have to glaze it if coated like that (see Ricks comments). Its all good. If $ is the prime motivator, mount, coat, mat, fillet, museum glass and very large frame. There, thats more info than I got. Who says I can't be selfless an helpful to my fellow framer?
If the puzzle's back has not been coated with something like Puzzle Preserver -- remaining uncoated, porous paper, I would vacuum-wet mount it to a sturdy board.
If the puzzle's back has been coated, I probably would not use dry mount tissue, as the adhesives may be incompatible. Instead, I would paint a generous coat of acrylic gel on the board, let it dry, and then activate it in the hot press. Acrylic would be, I think, compatible with most of the polyaliphatic resins or PVA glues made for puzzles.
I could loan you Turbo, my Smooth-Coat Fox Terriorist. He's proven in Possum catching. What you do then is up to you. Had some that the Green Berets cooked at one of the Scout camporees...tastes like Manatee. So did the rattlesnake and armadillo.
Puzzle...Beware the heat activated coatings that some puzzlers apply to protect the surface. The puzzle will become one with the heat press.
Foxy's are great at dealing with possums, we have them here (possums that is, we do have Foxy's also though) and they are considered not only as a pest but a noxious pest that destroys the native flora and fauna and also a carrier of TB which is of concern to all the farmers. Very destructive little critters!
Rick, wouldn't the laminate show air pockets over all of the punch lines?
My live trap must be to small? Bait is gone, door is shut but trap is empty. It's a medium size one I got when I found a mink in the basement. They must be bigger than that. My wife is afraid it will spread something to her horses. It thinks the hay bales are a good place to relieve itself.
Ditto on the gel med as a puzzle adhesive. It works on the front and back.
Since I could be a card carrying PETA member, notice I said "could",I'm not, I just get the willies from the title of this thread. I am so relieved to see something good come out of it with your capture and release of a real possum Terry. We need more sensitive males in this world. Good job!
Terry, Remember that nature abhors a vacuum. Look for signs of other varmints coming in to fill the void left by the Possum's exit.
A friend of mine was having trouble with raccoons getting into his pond and eating his Koi. He set a trap and started a personal 6 month relocation program. He works at a local college that has a nature preserve. The college is about 12 miles from his home and across a major navigable waterway. He was taking 2 or 3 raccoons a week to the preserve when he finally sensed there was no end in sight.
He made peace with the situation by putting feeder goldfish in the pond at $.25/ea. vs. the $14.95 baby koi.