Re: archival adhesive for cyanotype?
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From: "Judy Seigel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: archival adhesive for cyanotype?
For a use like you describe, I'd suggest a two-sided tape.
I don't know the make, but NY Central Artists materials
sells a wonderful one --
archival and very easy to use... just clip off a piece the
size you want, then press into place, scootch off the
cover plastic on the other side, then position what you
want over it and rub down firmly, gently.
It's also easy to remove if desired -- just put some
"Undo" (from TALAS last time I got it) on a cotton swab,
ease into the area & gently pull off.
It seems expensive at first blush, was about $12 for a
roll maybe a third of an inch wide tape, now probably
costs more, but it won't dry out in the bottle, and a
little goes a very long way. (Also no staining or
bleedthrough onto the paper.)
I wouldn't use wet adhesive for any such use if possible
to avoid... Are you familiar with Gudyo (not spelled
right, but something like that)... sold in rolls...? The
two-sided material comes with a cover sheet you cut to
size then peel. A sturdier heavier sheet than the tape,
but otherwise similar. (And of course, expensive, but
Scotch makes a double sided tape that comes in the same
kind of dispensers that regular transparent tape does. It
appears to be the same tape and adhesive but is coated on
both sides with a protective strip on one side. I haven't
bought any for a while but I don't remember it as being very
expensive. I think you can get it at any office supply store
as well as art supply stores.
Los Angeles, CA, USA