|The materials you will need to float mount a photograph|
You will need:
Your photograph: I printed ours in 8x10 format with a matte finish.
1 exacto knife with new blade
A metal straight edge ruler
Spray adhesive. My brother used 3M. It was expensive, so I bought Krylon
You will also need a clean surface you can cut on. I used the old picnic table in our yard, but cardboard is what I'll use at school. You will need a clean cloth to smooth your photograph out when mounted on your foam core. You will need a clean surface, such as cardboard, on which to spray the adhesive on your foam core and photograph.
You're ready! Wash your hands well. Prepare your materials and surface. Read the instructions for your spray adhesive.
|Once all four sizes were cut at the 45 degree bevel, there were some rough edges, which we cleaned up by using the straight edge ruler to guide us.|
|Side view of the 45 degree bevel. The foam is ready to be used to mount our photograph!|
|We used a clean cloth to smooth the photograph over the foam core, ensuring a good strong mount.|
|We used blue sticky mounting putty to mount the photograph on a wall in our home. You will find this in the duct tape aisle at your local hardware store or even at Target.|
|"Voila!" You have an aesthetically pleasing float-mounted photograph that people will go nuts over!|