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lirael2008
11-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Hello, I'm interested in learning how to mount pastel paper to a board. It sounds sort of straightforward, but on the other hand I'm afraid of purchasing expensive supplies that I don't need or find useful.

I'm looking for a video tutorial that shows someone mounting paper and talking about what kind of supplies they use...like a "Mounting Paper for Dummies". :)

From what I've researched so far, it sounds like it can be done wet or dry. Some people use gesso for wet mounting, and some use adhesive sheets for dry mounting. It's important to get something that's acid-free. The paper is mounted to a board, usually with a foam core (?).

It's kind of mind-boggling to go through the huge number of supplies out there, and to know what would meet my needs most simply and affordably.

MChesleyJohnson
11-07-2012, 07:37 PM
Hi - I put up a video on YouTube not long ago about almost that very thing. In it, I'm showing how to mount a finished oil-painting-on-paper, but you can do the same with pastel - but do it BEFORE you paint on the paper! Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrKifvmeVeo

SSB
11-08-2012, 03:03 PM
http://www.sheilaevans.net/learn-more/framing-pastels/



How about this? She explains all the right moves!

scall0way
11-08-2012, 08:26 PM
Hi - I put up a video on YouTube not long ago about almost that very thing. In it, I'm showing how to mount a finished oil-painting-on-paper, but you can do the same with pastel - but do it BEFORE you paint on the paper! Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrKifvmeVeo Very informative video! I would guess, if framing a pastel, you would need to lay something over the pastel, like glassine paper, before using the brayer. What do you suggest for that?

lirael2008
11-09-2012, 12:12 AM
Thank you for sharing the link to your video, Michael! And to ssb too.

MChesleyJohnson
11-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Very informative video! I would guess, if framing a pastel, you would need to lay something over the pastel, like glassine paper, before using the brayer. What do you suggest for that?

Actually, I think I mentioned in my note above that I don't recommend it for finished pastel paintings - but you can use the same method I use for mounting finished oil sketches for mounting blank sheets of pastel paper.

I wouldn't recommend this approach with a finished pastel because some of the moisture from the adhesive might wick up through the paper to the pastel, changing its appearance. But rather than using the Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive, you might try BEVA film, which is a heat-set mounting film.

Sure, a brayer would work, with glassine - but it takes 150 degrees to activate the BEVA film. Maybe a 150 degree iron would work, but I'd want to test it first with the glassine.