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Re: [BKARTS] Spray adhesive/cutout

I meant to write earlier:
I am intrigued by your challenge and have a suggestion that might work (depending on the solubility of the color): Can you apply or spray the cut-out with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) while the cut-out is placed on a sheet of Mylar? From a quick test, it appears that a cut piece of colored Japanese (Moriki) will readily cling to the Mylar using alcohol. The excess alcohol can be absorbed with a blotter or paper towel, and the paper will stay wet and cling for a good amount of time. This temporary cling should allow stability while applying adhesive (wheat paste) to the item --- maybe with a brush through a Mylar stencil?
Further comment: By applying dots of adhesive, you could run the risk that the non-adhered areas might be susceptible to expansion and contraction (bubbles) and/or that those loose areas could catch on something and get damaged?
Just some thoughts.
Bill Minter

On Feb 17, 2009, at 8:00 PM, carrie v wrote:

THANK YOU EVERYBODY!! I'm very grateful for the advice given about mounting this delicate cutout. I believe I will go with the least intrusive method and use dots of paste to tack piece onto backing paper. I'll post info about how it goes and see about putting pictures on one of these photo sharing sites.

Thank you!



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