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    Jigsaw Puzzles

    We have done a number of Jigsaw Puzzles since the virus began. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    Beautiful work, John!

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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    Nice!

    Got some questions for you:

    Were they glued?
    Did you drymount?
    Did you use glazing?

    Would love to see more photos of puzzles people are framing. I know there are some very intricate ones out there.
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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    One puzzle was glued down by the owner. They seem to have dumped the whole bottle and just spread it around. What a mess. The key seems to be using a coat of "Pod Podge" over the front and backside of the puzzle. Due to the liquid covering, dry mounting (even at low temp) tends to scare me. We have found a great method is to place the puzzle on "Perfect Mount" and put under glass weight for at least twenty-four hours. If the client does not want a mat to cover the project, we use spacers to keep the puzzle away from the glass. Several clients have had us mat the puzzle with acid-free mat boards, then install conservation clear or Museum GlassClick image for larger version. 

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    This puzzle was framed with a beautiful frame from The Chester Fame Company.
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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    We have had a lot of "Covid Puzzles" come in since we re-opened, too!

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    Question Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    One more puzzle to show. Not a square, not a rectangle but a round beauty. The puzzle has a double mat with a 3/16" spacer between mats for added depth. The bottom mat and moulding use the brushed gold look which we thought would match well with the theme of the puzzle.

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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    I have a 54 x 76 puzzle, that already has the mod-podge coating on it, to be framed. I was not planing to use any glazing because of the size. What glue & substrate would you suggest?

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    Re: Jigsaw Puzzles

    Hi Donna,

    If it already has mod podge I would do something like perfect mount board or Gudy and stick it to a board. I would weight it to be sure the piece adheres well. If you do use glazing you will have to space it away from the face of the puzzle. Others may have another suggestion.

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