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« on: October 15, 2005 11:21:19 PM »

I am currently redoing my daughter's room (she's going from a crib to a big girl bed) and I decided to make a picture to hang on the wall. I bought some foam board, tempera paint and a few sponges and painted what turned out to be a lovely picture that will match her new room decor perfectly.  The problem is that I don't want to frame it (hence the foam board), but when it dried, the foamboard became a bit curved.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can straighten it out and hang the foamboard without framing it? I welcome any suggestions.  Thanks! =D
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005 02:13:43 PM »

Buy 3m spray glue (its expensive, but the most amazingly useful glue) and spray it to a second foam board as a backing. its not really a liquid glue, and becomes permanent, and so it won't warp the foam board. I use alot of it through my work, and its also good for gluing posters to foam core/foam board, matt board, etc. matt board is heavier, thinner and more likely to warp, so I don't recommend using that as a back layer, but you might consider going to a hard ware/wood store liek home depot, and getting them to cut you down a piece of pressboard to your size, but I think foam board would be better. (easier and lighter to hang). a neat idea if you want a 'framed look' but no framing, buy the back piece in BLACK, or a dark colour, about an inch in diameter or more larger than you picture, then spray glue it on back, centered, so it looks like a frame.

The two of the boards together will be less likely to warp, unless you live in a super humid climate.  would also get duct tape, and make a giagantic "x" on the back to reinforce it from warping. (a neat trick that often works).

long live spray glue!


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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005 10:07:12 PM »

THANKS!!!!! This has been a BIG help!  Smiley
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