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Old 02-18-2020, 08:25 AM
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While painting this piece for a canyon series I am working on, it became more of an exploration work. I did not like the results in 2 areas so I did some splicing, cutting out the overworked areas and splicing in the same but unpainted fresh paper to rework those areas. The paper is Arches, 140 lb, 22.5” x 30” wc paper and I used acid free tape on back of piece to secure. The spliced areas are the rock formations in the lower right (rust/orange) and in the right mid section (grays/mauve).

As I expected, the tape is not holding the spliced in paper areas as flat as I would like and since it was an exploration piece I wasn’t bothered by this but I rather like the piece so I am looking for any suggestions on how to secure the painting to an acid free illustration board backing before framing?

Much appreciated, thanks all,
Carla
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:40 AM
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Re: Mount finished piece before framing

You can affix the piece using acrylic gel medium. Coat both the board and the back of the painting. It may be a little tricky because it is in pieces, but you should be able to re-piece everything together. Using a good, clean brayer, roll over the painting to ensure there are no bubbles of air. When everything has dried, spray the painting with workable fixative to set the colour. This usually takes two or three thin coats to ensure it is protected. Next you can spray the work with a good satin varnish. Or you can carefully brush on a varnish with three thin coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly between applications.

I love your painting and it's definitely worth finding a way to frame and hang it!
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I love your painting and it's definitely worth finding a way to frame and hang it!

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Old 02-18-2020, 04:58 PM
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You can affix the piece using acrylic gel medium. Coat both the board and the back of the painting. It may be a little tricky because it is in pieces, but you should be able to re-piece everything together. Using a good, clean brayer, roll over the painting to ensure there are no bubbles of air. When everything has dried, spray the painting with workable fixative to set the colour. This usually takes two or three thin coats to ensure it is protected. Next you can spray the work with a good satin varnish. Or you can carefully brush on a varnish with three thin coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly between applications.

I love your painting and it's definitely worth finding a way to frame and hang it!

Thanks so much for your feedback on how to do this.I had no idea how to approach this and the finishing advice is just what I needed. Also, thank you for your feedback on the piece, I'm happy it speaks to you as well ~ I appreciate that.

Carla
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:59 PM
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Frank, Thank you! I usually work in graphite colored pencil and this is a return to this medium for me after a long time away from it.

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