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Silicone Mounting Paper - the Whole Roll (26.5" x 54.68 yards)[siliconeR]

It comes in a roll at 26.5 inch(69cm) actual usable width and 54.68 yard(50M long. Weight about 7 ponds. FREE domestic shipping when you buy this whole roll!


Silicone Paper is an acid-free/archival, easy-to-use adhesive for dry mounting Chinese brush painting or Sumi-e. Silicone is coated on one side of the release paper. The heat-sensitive adhesive melts at 180F heat and bonds to paper, fabric, plastic, wood, etc. as it cools off. It flows under heat and pressure and can be patched, overlapped and pieced together.  The release paper keeps adhesive film clean and makes adhesive film easy to handle and protect the artwork and the iron or press machine.

Great for dry mounting thin papers, rice paper, tissue paper, parchment, watercolors, silks, and other fabrics.


Basic Mounting Method A: Direct Mounting

In this method, the original painting is mounted directly to the silicone paper.

1. Cut the silicone paper to the size exactly same as the original painting or slightly smaller. 

2. Dampen the painting to relax any wrinkles. Spray the painting lightly and evenly on either front or back.

3. Put 4 layers of denim cloth on the table as the mounting surface.

4. Set the iron temperature to 180° F (between silk and wool).

5. Place silicone paper with silicone side up.

6. Place painting(face up) on the silicone paper.

7. Place newsprint (or previously used silicone release paper) over the painting to protect it.

8. Iron from the center out, first in the cross and then in X movements to avoid bubbles.Keep the iron moving and do not stop at one place.

9. Apply less pressure in the beginning and gradually increase pressure later. Don't press too hard or set temperature too hot. Small wrinkles can be stretched out easily with hot iron.

10. Turn the painting over and iron on the back of the release paper until completely smooth. The release paper can be left on until ready to be mounted to a backing material. Because of a larger surface, the iron cools slightly so you might want to increase the temperature to wool.


Note large paintings need to be done one section at a time. A large painting will require more time. Continue until the painting is completely dry and there are no wrinkles.   


Here are some Youtube videos showing you how to mount a small ACEO or large piece of panoramic landscape painting--


Mounting Method B: Mount the backing material first
This method is to put the silicon adhesive film on the backing material first and remove the release paper, then mount the painting on top of it.


1. Cut the Silicone Release Paper to the same size as the backing board or a little bit smaller (about 1/4" - 1/8") than the board. 

2. Place the silicone release paper film side facing down, or mounting board(museum board, foam board, vellum, watercolor paper, rice paper etc. etc).

3. Iron it at 180 degrees F or half way between silk and wool.

4. Peel the release paper off and save it for use in step 7.

5. If necessary, trim the extra adhesive film along the board edge with a cutting knife or a pair of scissors. 

6. Light spay the painting to relax the paper. 

7. Lay the artwork face up on the adhesive film and cover it with the release paper from step 4.

7. Now it's ready to iron the painting on. moving from the center out, first in the cross and then in the X movements to avoid bubbles. Keep the iron moving and don't stop in one place.


The more you use the more advantages will be found.



Q: When would you use dry mounting and when wet mounting?
A: Good question! If you use western watercolor pigments on rice paper they would bleed when wet mounting so dry mounting would avoid such problem with color running or ink bleeding. Some rice paper is very thin and maybe too fragile to wet mount. If you are in a hurry, dry mounting takes less time than wet mounting.

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