Mounting Uart to a backing board.
Uneeda Enterprises, the manufacturer of Uart, now offers a large selection of varied sizes of pre-mounted Uart. So if you like premounted supports that's the perfect solution for you. However, if you like to transfer your images via a light box, those won't work for you. Uart is extremely dense, making a lightbox a little difficult, but impossible if it's pre-mounted.
I have a back stock of unmounted product, so this is how I mount it to my backing board when I need to. I have used this process on WIPs before, but it's better to do at the start!
This piece I'm starting is in a 5"x7" format, and I've already ordered the frame/backing for it, online. I'm going to dissasemble my frame, but I'm covering my workspace with bubble wrap to protect the frames finish first.
Now, setting my mat aside, I place my backing board where I can work on it, then I'm going to place my Uart on top of my foam core backing board.
Center the Uart to where I think it should be....
Now, with a pencil I trace around the edge of my Uart, creating a guide to place my Uart for the final mounting.
You should spray outside or in a well ventilated area, but I'm spraying here just for this one time... I moved my backing board to a safe place and covered my table with paper.
Following the direction on the can, I apply a thin coat of adhesive to the back of my Uart.
Then, taking my now "tacky on the back" Uart, I turn it over so it's now adhesive side down. Then placing one edge along the guide I traced, I sort of "roll" the Uart down to the other side, always making sure I'm still within my guide lines.
Now, the great thing about Uart is if I needed to, I could lift a corner of the Uart without damaging the support, it's that strong. Not sure how the foam core would take it though lol. Of course it's better not to risk it, doing it right the first time is a much better way to go.
Then, because I dropped my pencil on my Uart at the end, I need to clean it up with my kneaded eraser!
It's that easy, now.. were ready to begin!