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Wheat paste hinges on a vellum like paper


True Grumbler
Apr 25, 2006
so I have a piece of art that is vellum like. I am trying to hinge it with mulberry paper and wheat paste hinges and I can't get it to adhere on a test paper. It's actually my first time using wheat paste hinges and I was looking for suggestions as well as finding out whether there was a better removable/reversable hinge I should use.

Watch the short video on the FrameTek web page on using Nori wheat starch paste. Some good tips there. Call if you need more help.
For preservation purposes, there is no better hinge than Japanese paper, torn, not cut, used with pure starch paste. Nori paste is the "good stuff" in convenient packets. If you consider the cost of labor to cook fresh starch paste every couple of days, Nori's price is very attractive.

There is a pre-pasted Japanese paper hinge product, but its water-based adhesive is not pure, and may not remain reversible over time.

Another alternative may be to use edge mounts. That is, Japanese paper strips, torn, not cut, and folded to capture the edges of the art paper. Paste them to the mount board with starch paste (Nori again). The window mat covers the strips and holds them in place.