Wheat Paste...seeing is believing

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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:08 pm

I posted the video below to show an example of how reversible it is when you hinge art with Japanese mulberry paper and wheat paste.

I first cut the hinges and what you see here is the small piece of Japanese mulberry paper that is still adhered to the back of a print. I use a damp Q-tip to dissolve the wheat paste and the mulberry paper is removed leaving absolutely no trace behind. There is absolutely no loss of paper and no marks left behind. In the end I us a piece of bitter paper to absorb any moisture or dampness.



https://vimeo.com/103246222
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Very cool, thanks
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks for the video :clap:

It's actually really reassuring to see this, especially for those of us who shy away from framing with any sort of adhesives, albeit museum-grade materials and techniques.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Nice,


so you made the wheat paste yourself i'm assuming?
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:34 pm

This is the only way to do it. A shame anyone uses that garbage "archival" tape.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:44 pm

soam24 wrote:Nice,


so you made the wheat paste yourself i'm assuming?
I cook all my own wheat paste and in this case I matted this piece a few weeks ago and then decided the work would look better floated (rather than with an over-mat).

I've been given works that were hinged 20, 30, 40 years ago with wheat paste. And the end results were the same. Reversing the process with wheat paste is simple, quick and always clean.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:45 pm

CHR1S wrote:
soam24 wrote:Nice,


so you made the wheat paste yourself i'm assuming?
I cook all my own wheat paste and in this case I matted this piece a few weeks ago and then decided the work would look better floated (rather than with an over-mat).

I've been given works that were hinged 20, 30, 40 years ago with wheat paste. And the end results were the same. Reversing the process with wheat paste is simple, quick and always clean.

Sweet,

i'm sure you've already shared your recipe, but care to drop it in here as well seeing it fits with the thread.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:46 pm

Very helpful and reassuring post. I have shied away from using wheat paste because I worried about residue/damage. I may have to rethink this now. Thanks for posting!
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:48 pm

Here's one of his helpful links about floating and his wheat paste recipe:

http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 31&t=62429
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:56 pm

ceevee wrote:Very helpful and reassuring post. I have shied away from using wheat paste because I worried about residue/damage. I may have to rethink this now. Thanks for posting!
It is the best way to hinge works.....that's why its the standard in museums (I work at a museum). The bind is strong so you don't have to worry about works falling out of their mats. And the reversal process as you see in the video is next to perfect.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:12 pm

alittle wrote:This is the only way to do it. A shame anyone uses that garbage "archival" tape.
It's a time consuming process so expect to pay more for framing if ya can actually find a framer that will use it. Or just DIY which is kind of a pain in the ass too.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:23 pm

I do have a framer that does it. Happy to pay more for something that is actually reversible.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:53 pm

Codeblue wrote:
alittle wrote:This is the only way to do it. A shame anyone uses that garbage "archival" tape.
It's a time consuming process so expect to pay more for framing if ya can actually find a framer that will use it. Or just DIY which is kind of a pain in the ass too.
Repairing or conserving a print that has been hinged improperly takes even more time and money.
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