Making a wall scroll

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Making a wall scroll

Post by Xiaodan » Dec 8, 2009 2:05 pm


I was wondering if you used glue (if so, what type?) or something like that when pressing the different sheets of paper/silk together? Do you slightly overlap the artwork with the silk brocade strips?


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Post by Gary » Dec 8, 2009 3:31 pm

We are using a combination of modern and traditional techniques and materials.

If we were strictly traditional, we'd be using a water-based paste (similar to what is used with wall paper). But this traditional method requires a lot of space, and a day or two of drying time - and is also more prone to wrinkling or a wavy outcome.

We use a combination of various heat-activated adhesives and adhesive tapes to construct our wall scrolls. Unfortunately, I would not know where to begin to look for these supplies outside of China. Since there is not a big market for mounting Asian artwork outside of Asia, you can imagine that with low demand, supply is limited.

Here's a bit about how we build our wall scrolls:
We also offer artwork mounting as a service (though there is nearly no profit in that, so we don't try to market it too much).