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Ever Mount Pencil Art To KoolTack Rag?

shayla

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Have you ever mounted pencil art to Kool Tack, at 150 degrees fahrenheit?

I would usually mat it, but this small sketch looks great with just a frame. The pencil is lightly applied, so not super thick and fluffy.

Not like a pancake.

With melted butter.

And warm syrup.

Maybe I should have asked after lunch.
 

wvframer

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Pencil is the most durable marking material out there. It persists long after ink and paint have broken down and in most cases is practically impervious to light damage. Still, I might scan it and put the original behind it.

I have frequently mounted it to Kool Tack at up to 160 F with no ill effects.
 

shayla

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Pencil is the most durable marking material out there. It persists long after ink and paint have broken down and in most cases is practically impervious to light damage. Still, I might scan it and put the original behind it.

I have frequently mounted it to Kool Tack at up to 160 F with no ill effects.
Thanks! I should have specified that it's regular old gray pencil (with whatever they use instead of lead these days....graphite?)
Don't colored pencils have wax in them? If so, I've wondered if that would melt at 130-150.
 

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I wouldn't try it on anything valuable. But if you know what kind of pencil was used, you can test it. I have dry mounted a lot of kids' art at considerably higher temperatures. And even more with Kool Tack.
 
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