MGF, Master Grumble Framer
- Mar 2, 2003
That's right. You didn't say if you'd cut the window in the center of the mat first, I would. You could probably set the adhesive to the fabric with an iron if you wanted to.I've done things like this but dry-mounted them.
The thing is to pre-mount some drymount film on a board, let cool and then smooth the work onto
the (tacky) surface. The trick is to put it in the press for a very short time - maybe reduce to temp and pressure.
Literally bring it up the pressure and take it out immediately. It will stick just enough to hold it but the adhesive
will not fully penetrate the fabric. It's not like paper so it won't be prone to bubbling. Doing it this way you can
actually peel it off afterwards if need be. Not strictly 'conservation', but fine on most needleworks.
** Of course in this case you would have to cut a window in the film just bit bigger than the hole so it doesn't show.
Yes you could.... But the film would need to be hard-bonded to the backing board first so you may as well use the press to 'soft bond' it.That's right. You didn't say if you'd cut the window in the center of the mat first, I would. You could probably set the adhesive to the fabric with an iron if you wanted to.