So I had choices to make about how to wire up these boards. They will weigh just about 25 lbs when they are completed, and I'll have two hanger strips coming down from the picture molding to support each one, so about 12-13 lbs on each. I had about 5 ways that it could be done. I enlisted a neighbor to help with the decision and we agreed on a method where you use only the two D rings and you use two wires. It's a little hard to describe but here is a drawing.
When the first one was dry I started to lay out paintings and the little thumbnail photos. I didn't want to put names on them (even though, if you look closely, their names are on those thumbnails), but it lacked something, so I introduced some color and that looked better-- brought about a little more balance and color, so I'm listing the names with a number which was when during the project they were painted. There is no real reason for this, but for me, it adds something.
Now, I've cut up 80 pieces of super industrial Velcro tape just for one of these boards and attached it to the backs of the painted boards, lined them up accurately with all kinds of jigs, etc., and tore off the little backs of those 80 pieces of tape and I'm ready to attach the small photos and name tags.
|I was a real cut up today, 120 sides of these name tages. My nice paper cutter is at another location.|
|I had to use Goo Gone on the scissors for every 40 squares because they were sticking together.|
Results, the glue stick won. I am very surprised. The paper adhered very well and went on very smoothly, and very easy to peel off with no visible residue on either surface. The permanent glue dots were excellent if you want to adhere your panel to a floating frame and can be removed (although I didn't try it with Masonite) with the Goo Gone.
|glue stick won.|