Friday, January 6, 2012

Paper on Wood Panel

When I posted about my show at Gallery 47, some of you asked if I could do a demonstration on how to mount works-on-paper, like my collages, on wood panel, like these pieces below:


So now that my Dick Blick order has arrived, including a bunch of birch wood cradled panels, I did a little video to show you how simple this mounting technique is. It is a lot cheaper than framing, too, and gives your piece the kind of heft and object-quality of a piece on panel or canvas. So here is that video:



And here is the panel weighted by a stack of heavy books:

You can, of course, work directly on the birch panels, but I like working on paper and then selectively mounting pieces as there is a demand for showing them. They are easier to store on paper, and I feel more free to play and make a mess. I hope you find this useful!

22 comments:

  1. Great video Jane. Love it and definitely will try it. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing :).
    Stay inspired!

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  3. Very useful information. Thank you!

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  4. Thanks for that video...always fun to see how each artist does it : )

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  5. This is really great...thanks so much! I like your generous spirit.

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  6. That is a great tutorial...thank you. Your collage are all so beautiful = )

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  7. Thanks for the idea. I love the look of the wooden panels, but I always feel intimidated that I'm going to "mess it up" so this is a perfect solution.

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  8. thanks for that Jane, loved it, and for am going to give it a ry

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  9. Wonderful video. Do you then apply a sealant?

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  10. Thanks for sharing this, would love to know why you use PVA glue. I have a collage I was going to mount on a panel but didn't have the right size so haven't gotten to it yet. My tendency would be to reach for gel medium -- do you think PVA is better? I know a lot of artists like it for book binding but I have never tried it.

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  11. Thanks much for the video. (Enjoyed that chicken, too!). I received one of your books for Christmas and can't wait to explore it. Love your work!

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  12. Not only is your art beautiful I enjoyed hearing the chickens clucking in the background and the dog shaking it's tags. FUN way to start the morning with lots of inspiration. Cheers.

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  13. Nice tutorial. I find it easy to do. Nice job there too.

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  14. Great idea to conserve space! I like the idea of doing the artwork and put it on the cradle later. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. You are so generous with your techniques and such an inspiration! Thank you.

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  16. Have you done any larger pieces with this method. I have a client who want a really long skinny piece and thought paper on birch would work- and then I could create the size I need. But I worried about the paper coming up if it is a large piece.

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    1. I think if you weight it properly, and apply it with care, size should not be an issue. But, no, I haven't so far done larger works this way. I was thinking of vertical pieces too: fasten together three 10"x10" panels for a 10"x30" piece, or something like that. I don't know if the panels come ready-made in extreme vertical proportions.

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing this. I was wondering if I wanted to paint the sides, should I do that before I adhere the paper, or after I adhere it and before I trim the edges?

    ~Susan

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing this. I was wondering if I wanted to paint the sides, should I do that before I adhere the paper, or after I adhere it and before I trim the edges?

    ~Susan

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  19. I love this strategy..it is liberating..do you do anything to the sides?

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