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Username Post: Mounting collage/mosaics on wood        (Topic#326407)
SJ Newbie
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Reg: 04-24-13

04-24-13 01:16 PM - Post#4057725    

Hello all, I am trying to make paper mosaics and collages on wood paneling (mdf, masonite, or plywood) but, am not sure what the best process would be. I have been using regular acrylic paint on drawing paper and gluing onto paper board but, it does not have the professional look I want. This is what I have so far. Any input would be fantastic.

1) Using acrylic paints I color acrylic paper or drawing paper (It does warp but, since I make small pieces it is not on issue) to make the individual pieces.

2) Using Acrylic gel I adhere the individual pieces to paper board.

3) Using the acrylic gel I adhere each paper board panel to a larger panel of wood be it masonite, MDF, plywood.

4) Varnish the finished piece.

Now, since I am gluing paper to the wood board does it really matter what type of wood I use?

Also, can/should I apply an extra coat of gel on top of the finished piece (mosaic or collage) to make sure it stays adhered before varnishing or is the varnish enough.


SJ Grand Poobah
Posts: 1919
Reg: 10-28-08

04-25-13 05:30 AM - Post#4057797    
    In response to lucas24

Can you post a picture of the professional look you wish to achieve?

My first instinct is the piece shouldn't be glued to the final layer of wood but rather to a frame, but I'd want to see what you are trying to achieve before saying "final answer regis".

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