Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mounting on Wood Panel

I already did one video tutorial on mounting works on paper to wood panel, but that was quite a while ago, so I thought it time for an update.  In this video I start by showing you how I mount the stripes, in sections, to the 12"x36" panels.  Then I show you the next steps - cutting off the overhang, and painting the edges - on a smaller piece.

I always cut my substrate paper a quarter inch larger than the panel on which it is to be mounted so that there is a bit of overhang.  The 12" stripes are cut to 12.25"; my 8"x8" pieces begin as 8.25"x8.25".  If you leave more than a quarter inch, the cut-off can interfere with your composition.  I use PVA glue for mounting.  Some artists use acrylic gel medium.



14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Jane! This video answered several questions I had. Do you apply a varnish over the surface and the sides?

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  2. thank you SO much Jane-very helpful! I have a ?- do you apply a sealant over your painted/collaged art before gluing it down? I'd be concerned that using alcohol to remove excess paint on the edge might also remove some of the art surface.

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  3. Hi Jane - I was so interested in your suggestion to do the cutting on an exhale... such a great suggestion and not something most people would notice. Your stripes are beautiful. Lately I have been rubbing the edges of cradled boards with a very light coat of cold wax and then buffing it when it is completely dry.

    Looking forward to seeing you in May on Whidbey Is! Maybe I will bring a few of my cold wax pieces to show you...

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  4. Thank you Jane...very instructive!

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  5. Thank you Jane - I Love your work and your instructions - so helpful and inspiring!
    Couple of questions as someone else above had asked:
    1)do you apply a sealant over your painted/collaged art before gluing it down?
    2)do you apply a varnish over the surface and the sides?
    Thank you!

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  6. I usually do varnish the pieces after mounting. I use Golden's UVLS satin varnish, but I am not all that knowledgeable about varnish in general.

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  7. I enjoy all your videos Jane. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Always so helpful Jane... thanks very much for sharing!!!

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  10. Thanks Jane for this Free tutoring on mounting artwork on wood panels. Appreciate your generosity in sharing. Just love those variegated feathered chicken... They look so healthy and beautiful... :-)

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your guidance and experience.i really appreciate the learning I am receiving from all your videos I love them all this one being no exception to learning how to go about mounting paper works on board.

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  12. Hi Jane! Did you cut the painting into sections to make mounting easier, or is that how you painted it? I ask because I have a 40"x40" painting on paper I'd like to mount but am afraid it's too big to handle. Have you ever done it larger?

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  13. Thank you so much and loved your presence, humor, and practical tips! Wonderful! Can't wait to try it.

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