Floating a Print

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:28 am

Codeblue wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Oof.
No pics makes this thread a whole lot less useful
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:44 am

been looking to float a Fairey letterpress...didn't know this thread was out here...anyone have any done?
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:22 pm

Luls. the original pics were for the Fairey peace series, which are just a bit bigger than the letterpresses. Ch1s appears to be semi-active here so hopefully he sees the request for reposting the pics or perhaps will even do a redo if necessary.
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:46 am

I originally did this post 9 years ago and have no idea where the photos are now. I'm guessing the links to the photos where broken when they upgraded this site. I'll redo the post the next time I'm floating a print. I've done a couple videos regarding the use of wheat paste. Perhaps I can try to do a video tutorial about floating a print.

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Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:47 am

The video below is an example of how wheat paste and Japanese mulberry paper are completely reversible. Using a moist Q-tip, tweezes and a surgical blade I remove a glued hinge. Once the hinge is removed the paper still appears to be flawless. There is no residual glue left behind and the paper is not marred or torn.

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Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:49 pm

CHR1S wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:46 am
I originally did this post 9 years ago and have no idea where the photos are now. I'm guessing the links to the photos where broken when they upgraded this site. I'll redo the post the next time I'm floating a print. I've done a couple videos regarding the use of wheat paste. Perhaps I can try to do a video tutorial about floating a print.
thanks. I refer people to this thread all the time when they ask about floating.
I hope all is well.

"we all float down here"
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:50 pm

Codeblue wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Luls. the original pics were for the Fairey peace series, which are just a bit bigger than the letterpresses. Ch1s appears to be semi-active here so hopefully he sees the request for reposting the pics or perhaps will even do a redo if necessary.
luls. It's all about the paper man.
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:06 pm

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Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:51 pm

I found a way to see the images. you cannot click to expand, but still better than nothing

https://web.archive.org/web/20120630015 ... 31&t=62429
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:53 pm

I’ve had this page bookmarked for a while since I have a few I need to do.

Got all the supplies (and I remember the helpful original posts here), just been too lazy with framing new stuff since it means I also have to reorganize the full walls lol.
https://frametek.com/articles/float-fra ... atercolor/
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