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bruce
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posted 12-11-2008 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an autographed 8 X 10 that I just had matted and framed. I now realize that there is also room for a 4" mission patch on the white mat below the photo. Any advice on attaching a 4" cloth mission patch to a stiff paper mat would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Bruce Moody

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-11-2008 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Bruce,

Personally I would use rubber solution adhesive... always assuming I had first bought a second "replacement" patch. I guess you could be clever and use velcro, lightly stitched to the back of the patch!

Regards,
Rick

bruce
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posted 12-11-2008 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great ideas Rick - thanks! I may try a few stips (or dots) of stick-on velcro to position the patch. I think the patch will also just be touching the inside of the glass, so between those two things, the patch should stay firmly in place.

I appreciate the suggestions!

Best,
Bruce

ea757grrl
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posted 12-11-2008 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For these applications I'm fond of a product called "Zots" by Thermoweb. They're pliable, transparent dots of tacky adhesive; they're also acid-free, so they shouldn't damage your display or the patch.

Look in a hobby/craft store (like Hobby Lobby or Michael's) in the scrapbooking or glue section.

jodie

bruce
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posted 12-11-2008 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Zots" a great idea Jodie! I'll pick up zome tomorrow!

Thanks,
Bruce

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posted 12-12-2008 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tend to think that this arrangement looks too "bottom heavy" and distracts from the photo. What I have done in the past is cut the inner mat in a circular shape to fit around the patch and slightly overlying the print. Then cut the outer mat around the opposite half of the patch.

This leaves a cirlcular frame around the patch and allows it to have a little space between itself and the glass.

Bill Hunt
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posted 12-12-2008 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Double-sided fabric tape works very well too, particularly if you don't want to permenantly alter or damage the patch.

bruce
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posted 12-13-2008 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 328KF:
This leaves a cirlcular frame around the patch and allows it to have a little space between itself and the glass.
I spoke with the person who matted and framed the photo and they have suggested something similar to this (cutting a circular section out of the top mat and dropping the patch in) and placing the patch in the lower left-hand side of the mat. If the mat were larger and/or the photo was vertical, placing the patch below the photo might be OK. The corner arrangement makes it more complementary to the photo without dominating the piece.

I do appreciate all of these great suggestions and ideas.

Best,
Bruce

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