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 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.
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.