Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45579] Exchange #53 (Monica Bright)
  2. [Baren 45580] Re: Exchange #53 (Lisa Toth)
  3. [Baren 45581] glueing paper onto MDF panels (Melissa West)
  4. [Baren 45582] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 45583] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Monica Bright
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:18:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45579] Exchange #53
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I'm the coordinator for exchange #53 and I need to hear from the following people:
Lisa Toth
Carole Baker
George Jarvis
Frank Trubea
Karma Grotelueschen
Aaron Gillette
Julie Morrison
Lynne Hubner
Michaela Stubbs
Sue Kallaugher

I sent an email a bit back...but haven't received a response. I need to know if ya'll are still planning on participating in the exchange. The drop out deadline is literally around the corner.
-Monica Bright
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Message 2
From: Lisa Toth
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:07:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45580] Re: Exchange #53
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Sorry Monica - didn't realize you needed a confirmation. Here it is - I'm in!

By the way, your dragon is just wonderful. I put it in a frame. How many blocks did you use? Beautiful color combo.

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Message 3
From: Melissa West
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:54:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45581] glueing paper onto MDF panels
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Hola Bareners!

I've been accepted into a group show where all the artists create 50 pieces in 50 days - whew! All work is 6" x 6", and must be mounted on MDF panels.
Since MDF has all sorts of nice toxins in it, I've gessoed my panels, which I hope will protect the paper (Rives BFK) from any long-term damage.

My question: do any of you have a glue that you would recommend, that is particularly successful in mounting paper to a wood/gesso backing?

Thank you for your help!

Melissa West
816 Hanover St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:05:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45582] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels
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Yes paste will work as will acrylic medium...just brush it on the back of the paper, place the paper, lay wax paper over it and roll with a small brayer from the center out....if the paper is larger than the board you can brush the glue onto the board...I find that works a little better. Then you can lay it upside down on the wax paper and let dry with a few books on top till the next day. Either pull the paper around and glue on the back, or lay it face down on glass and trim with a razor blade, both work, the razor blade being easier.
If the yes paste is too thick, you can thin it with water...just brush it out until it no longer separated but is a solid surface with no breaks. I think other glues will work as well, PVA should work so use what you have available. After all it is not coming off the board. You might sand the gesso before you glue so it is smooth.
Good luck
My best

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