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Re: Foamcore for display (Susan?)

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Oct 29 2003 - 03:59:14 PST


In a message dated 10/29/2003 5:31:38 AM Eastern Standard Time,
creativemetals@comcast.net writes:
Some time back, I think Susan on Long Island suggested using 4'x8' sheets of
black foamcore board, hinged, for display of artwork. One more time: what
do you use for hinging and what thickness foamcore works the best?

Also seeking other good ideas for display.
Yup, you are right. I had ordered, and now my whole district ordered, 4'x8'
black foamcore. I got the thickest foamcore available, and I'm not sure what
that is, but it was offered in two thicknesses (maybe 3/4"?) I put 2-3 panels
together with wide black masking tape. Tape the sides of each piece together
with tape the whole 8' length and leave a little space in between so the
panels fold accordian style to display. They also fold up beautifully for storage
this way. I got the boards from a company in Rhode Island. I don't know the
name off hand, although at the time. I shared it with the list. But, I'm sure
it's in the achives under "foamcore", or "black foamcore".

Another great idea I got from the list is using hot glue on glass and ceramic
tile to attach artwork to these surfaces. I have been using this idea for
our office windows that open onto our lobby. It is wonderful! My school lacks
bulletin boards, and I'm stuck with mint green ceramic tiles on which to
display work. Well, now at least the kids' art is firmly stuck to that. Thank you
to my fellow art teacher with that suggestion! Sorry, I forgot who came up
with that winning idea!
Susan on Long Island

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