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backing/adhesive? for small canvas to AF board

Trish

Grumbler
I have a small oil painted canvas 9x12 with no extra canvas to stretch. Would you use an adhesive/acid free tape to attached to an acid free board? I don't want any air bubbles behind canvas to surface in the future. Thanks!
 
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Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
If this isn't a valuable item, you could use Frank's Fabric Adhesive. Be sure to let it dry under weight. Also, you probably want to use at least an 8-ply board for your substrate, because 4-ply matboard or foamcore would probably warp. If you do want to stretch it, it would need to be strip-lined, but this requires special materials such as BEVA adhesive, and you need to practice the technique (but not on your customer's artwork). Rob Markoff teaches strip-lining at WCAF.
:cool: Rick
 

tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
What about an acrylic gel medium, with a slip sheet, then foam, then foam core, then weights to press it until dry?
 

Trish

Grumbler
I’ve never been a fan of glueing original art.

I’ve had a similar situation years ago. We ended up using a mat and museum glass
I agree with original art. I know the artist and its a small piece. She didnt think about leaving space to stretch. oh well. Thank for input
 

Trish

Grumbler
If this isn't a valuable item, you could use Frank's Fabric Adhesive. Be sure to let it dry under weight. Also, you probably want to use at least an 8-ply board for your substrate, because 4-ply matboard or foamcore would probably warp. If you do want to stretch it, it would need to be strip-lined, but this requires special materials such as BEVA adhesive, and you need to practice the technique (but not on your customer's artwork). Rob Markoff teaches strip-lining at WCAF.
:cool: Rick
If this isn't a valuable item, you could use Frank's Fabric Adhesive. Be sure to let it dry under weight. Also, you probably want to use at least an 8-ply board for your substrate, because 4-ply matboard or foamcore would probably warp. If you do want to stretch it, it would need to be strip-lined, but this requires special materials such as BEVA adhesive, and you need to practice the technique (but not on your customer's artwork). Rob Markoff teaches strip-lining at WCAF.
:cool: Rick
Thanks for the input. I have gatorboard but i dont think that's Acid Free. I have MountCor too from LJ. Hope to make WCAF this year Ill keep that class in mind. Always appreciate feedback!!!
 
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