Wanna make a golf course

RoboFramer

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Last year I framed ten commemorative limited edition (they only made two million!)£5 notes featuring Jack Nicklaus.

The customer was giving them to friends and he gave me one as well.

I'm going to double frame it and put it on a turntable in the shop, to use as a prop to sell similar jobs.

I know how I'm going to do it - basically, from an idea on a recent topic. Sandwich it between 2 lites of museum glass. Frame - mat - fillet - spacer - museum glass sandwich - spacer - fillet -mat - frame.

In the spaces between the outer glass each side, (a good 2") I'm going to put a model golf course. Just bought all the figures, grass, sand, foilage, etc, from a model shop. I'll paint a golf course and some sky/clouds, on the spacers.

Two questions, any ideas on securing the note to the glass? I have some small bird peel-offs which might be good as the note will be in the 'sky' but don't really want to see the white backs of them.

Also I want to make the course undulating in parts - a bunker each side. Some sort of modelling clay, or will that cause condensation?

Any other ideas?
 

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Got Fimo?

Bake it in the oven until it's dry and you shouldn't have any condensation problems with it. It comes in colours, or you can paint it.

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Clear film encapsulation for the notes. No attachments.
 

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Kit, I asked Pat "What's Fimo?" she said "We sell it, Dear" DOH!

Ideally I want something a bit squidgy that I can stick trees and flags in to - can't bake it after I've done that. Suppose I could bake it first and make little holes for things though. But would be better made and shaped in situ.

Pat has just told me that we also sell 'Makins clay' it's air dried! Eureka! (Must have a walk around the shop one day, see what else we sell on the craft side)

Wally, Film would be shiny and I may lose the 'floating in mid air' effect that the museum glass would give? What would I stick the film encapsulation to the glass with? Don't want any blotches. Encapsulation methods and Mylar are pretty much unheard of in the UK framing world, our best accessories supplier - Lion - don't stock it.

Would anything be wrong with miniscule drops, applied with a cocktail stick, of archival paste, strategetically placed?

Ideally I don't want to see ANYTHING but the note, but a couple of birds in the 'sky' with a wing tip JUST over the note may be effective, I could even cut them out myself, colour them and archival paste them.
 

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I agree that a clear film mount would be the best method, and that's what I've used on all of those Jack Nicklaus commemorative notes we've framed. (He is a Columbus native, you know.)

After creating the mount, be sure to place generous spacers between the mount and final glazing on both sides, to defeat condensation.

Clear film is almost invisible if you use it properly. That is, make sure the curvature of both sheets goes convex-to-convex on the paper being mounted. If the concave side is on the outside of the mount, it will appear to bubble and show more reflections. And it would be loose.

3M #889 double sided tape is the way to hold the clear film sheets together. Place strips all around the paper, at least 1/8" away from its edges, but no farther away than 1/4". Burnish thoroughly. Cover the tape strips with window mats on both sides, which show the paper front and back, and its edges all around.

Clear film encapsulation mounts work in three ways:

1. Gentle pressure of the two sheets against both sides of the item gives good overall support for old, fragile documents.
2. Static charge may come and go, but it helps the mount most of the time.
3. Pinching action at the paper's edges, created by the extremely thin tape strips, which are much thinner than the paper. That is why it is importnat to use 3M #889 or another very thin polyester tape with good acrylic adhesive. DO NOT try this with ATG or any gummy, thick tape. If you do, the paper would be free to fall and contact the adhesive at its edges, and that would be bad.
 

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Originally posted by RoboFramer:
...Would anything be wrong with miniscule drops, applied with a cocktail stick, of archival paste, strategetically placed?
Those notes are supposed to be collectible, so it would be best to avoid glue of any kind in direct contact.

I have mounted dollar bills using tiny slivers of clear vinyl Bump-Ons (actually the liner on the sheet they come from), which are held in place by pressure between the pieces of glass. No adhesive, but the vinyl has a non-slip nature that works under pressure. I guess any slight lump in the space between the pieces of glass, placed at the top corners of the paper, would hold it in place.
 

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Jim,

Thank you, the 3M tape idea would be no good, this note is going to have 3" of glass around it top & sides - more at the bottom, i.e. the window mat aperture is all glass.

But I like the sound of bump on sheet slivers. just hope there will be enough pressure on the glass with that much space around the note, if not I could use double thickness I suppose.

With the paste I was thinking 'It's mine, so what the hec' But if the idea of the thing is to sell that method for other people's items..............
 

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Ideally I don't want to see ANYTHING but the note, but a couple of birds in the 'sky' with a wing tip JUST over the note may be effective, I could even cut them out myself, colour them and archival paste them. [/QB]
Could you make a bird sticker then reverse the same outline, and leave a small border around one of them, so the adhesive from the larger one would stick to the glass, but they would stick together, and hold the note in place.
 
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