I’m an artist and I hate glue-guns! There, I said it. I feel better already. With the fall art show coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m busy framing the paintings which once again includes gluing paintings into floater frames. No, I didn’t buy new floater frames; I’ve learned my lesson. Since frames are expensive I used four I had not used before. I do not see the purchase of more floater frames in my future….ever again.
A once trusted friend had told me that a glue gun worked just fine with floater frames. Further she said to re-use a floater frame “All you have to do is pop the old painting right out.” But she failed to tell me that the painting might “pop” out unassisted. That year four paintings fell out of their frames as I walked into the exhibit venue. Bad timing. Bad!
For the full story read my blog, Art Show Fall-Out
Back to work. Today I got out my glue gun intending to try my hand with the glue gun once again. Four of the eleven show paintings were waiting to be glued into a floater frame. It was soon apparent that I had not developed a talent for using a glue gun since I last tried and failed.
Feeling empowered by the frustration I threw the offending glue gun in the trash (after it had cooled, of course) and got out the “big gun” of the glue family………
Warning: Before you use this glue, you must have firmly decided that you want the object to be glued to STAY in that place forevermore. It…will…not…come…unglued! A little later these four paintings were happily attached into their forever-home floater frame. Done! Note: I’m not being paid to advertise this glue; just thought you might like to know about it.
By the way, the art show will be on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Kingwood Christian Church on Lake Houston Parkway, in Kingwood, Texas, from 12:30-4. It is a come-and-go event.
Looking forward to seeing you and your artwork there!!
All the best!
Melanie, It’ll be good to see you again, also.