I'm in the uk so hopefully I can buy whatever you suggest on the net or in the uk.
I've seen very inspiring work on YouTube where an artist uses text on a sheet of paper and sticks it to the canvas with glue, then paints with acrylics around it. Looks SO effective, my head is buzzing with ideas but want to use the correct glue.Help! :) many thanks Nina

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Nina, for just plain not-too-heavy paper, you can probably use acrylic gloss or matte  medium instead of glue. When applying a large piece of paper, dilute the medium with some acrylix retardant so it doesn't dry out before you've finished applying the medium to the paper. Cover with some more undiluted medium.

The collage people on this site use ModPodge. Maybe they can tell you whether it works well with acrylics.

HI Nina....There is a great glue I use for everything and it's acid free. It's called: Yes Paste. Perfect for a lot of things and won't wrinkle. You can use it on: paper, leather, cloth, tin, wood, imitation leather,glass, metal, painted surfaces and much more. It's may by: Gane Brothers & Lane, Inc.-Elk Grove Village, Il. U.S. 60007. It runs about $11.00 to 12.00 US. If you have Michael's there they stock it. ;o)

Hi Ev, thanks for the info. I've looked through my art 'stuff' and found some gloss medium so I'll give that a go :)
Thanks love & light Nina
Thanks Raina, I've googled the Yes Paste and can get it online in the UK :) looked up a YouTube clip on that products and looks quite practical to use. I'll experiment with both :)
Love & light Nina

Hi Nina, You could also try Gel Medium - Matisse have a really lovely one - you can use it for a collage adhesive, acrylic painting medium, as well as a light varnish. In the same way, you can use Liquetex medium. I love love love this medium. You can use it for a painting medium, as a collage adhesive, as a transfer medium for putting photos onto canvas or board (you can also use Gel Medium for this), and as a varnish. I love the fact with the Liquetex that you can build up multiple layers of varnish to achieve the level of gloss you want.

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for the advice, I'll try this as well and see which has the effect I'm looking for.
I haven't had the chance to experiment with any yet :)
Love & light

Hello!  I want to try the same thing as Nina so yesterday I purchased Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue and tried it on some samples.  First I glued a plain sheet of paper to a piece of brown cardboard - like the inside of a cereal box.  It did a beautiful job without wrinkling or bubble.  Next I glued a piece of paper to the edge of a stretched canvas - I didn't want to ruin the whole canvas.  Anyway, this morning, the paper is smoothly glued to the canvas - no wrinkles or bubbles.  I am happy with my choice of glue but I invite suggestions and opinions if you know something I don't about this glue. Hope this helps and thank you!!!!!!1

I have been gifted with a roll of primed linen and would like to know the very best product to mount 16x20 piece to piece of hardboard. 

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