Sticking spray painted canvas to more spray painted canvas.
June 6, 2011 8:10 PM Subscribe
Metafilter, save my art project! What kind of glue can I use to stick spray painted canvas parts to a spray painted canvas?
posted by cirrostratus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm working on a painting so far I've got a stretched canvas with the background painted on it in heavily spattered spray paint. I've also got some small irregularly shaped canvas pieces that are also heavily spattered spray paint on one side and raw canvas on the other. The goal is to get the canvas cutout foreground elements permanently attached to the background painting. But how?
I tried brushing some watered down elmer's white glue on the back of a couple of the canvas pieces and sticking them on. Unfortunately, they started curling up into a roll almost immediately after the glue was applied and refused to stick to the background. Hopefully I can salvage these pieces once they dry and press them flat again.
So, what glue should I using? Would the little pieces be less likely to curl up if they were coated on both sides? I thought about trying epoxy, but that seems like overkill. Any ideas how I can make this work?