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Chinese paintings

Posted by Keth June 16, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

On my last visit to China I bought an original  traditional type Chinese painting done in ink and colour on the usual very thin paper.

The question is how do they glue them to the silk backing , or sometimes I have seen them glued onto  thicker backing paper?  What kind of glue do they use?

How do they manage to get the paper to be so wrinkle free? It 's a puzzle to me what the process must be because it is so easy when you glue thin sheets to a thicker  board to get crinkles in the finished result.

Has anybody any suggestions?

Certainly the picture framers in England seem clueless about how to mount this type of picture. Thanks in anticipation.

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