Recently, Pro Tapes® commissioned a local shop to frame some of our corporate collection. In the process, we wanted to get a closer look at how our tapes are used by framers. This is the first of four pieces we framed to profile on our blog, it’s a print advertisement, a single page mounted and framed with chrome fillets. Continue reading
As a picture framer, one is inevitably asked to frame a sports jersey, create a historical collage of a loved one’s personal items or some other type of memorabilia. Pro Tapes® adhesive tape products are indispensable in your framing tool belt.
1. Pro® Stitchery Tape
In Chemistry class in school we are taught that the pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. Vinegar is acidic while ammonia is basic. Pure water is neutral, neither acidic nor basic.
What does this have to do with adhesive tape? The acid in the composition of the adhesive can migrate to your precious artwork, your beautiful scrapbook projects or photos. Tapes that are not pH Neutral will most certainly cause imperfections to your work especially over time.
ATG Tape is an adhesive transfer tape where the adhesive is “reverse wound” meaning the adhesive is wound on the outside of the roll, ideal for use in an adhesive transfer gun where the tape is threaded around the roller at the nose of the gun adhesive side out.
For this project I used 2 different types of Tapes, Pro Gaff Fluorescent colors and Glow Gaffers. Why did I choose these you ask? Because these products both illuminate, Pro Gaff fluorescent Gaffers glows via a black light. While the Glow Gaff will actually charge from any artificial and/or natural light and also react to a black light.
- Fluorescent Pro Gaff
- Glow Gaffers
- Floral Foam
- Creative Imagination
Making the Rose
Step 1: Cover the sticks in fluorescent green Pro Gaff to form the flower stems. Continue reading