Love it! Add 2 coats of Decoupage.....between coats let each dry overnight. http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Above-the-Clouds-Holographic-7350zz.html. Will order this stuff right away to complete our process. Crafters of all ages and skill levels enjoy the variety latch hook provides. Apr 15, 2018 - When I saw this jigsaw puzzle on the Simple Pastimes website, I knew had to have it. Instead of taking apart all of your hard work, you can preserve your jigsaw puzzle to create beautiful artwork that can be framed and displayed in any room of your home. Thanks Susan! They just LOVE this…and it is a team building experience, too. Bottles of puzzle glue will often come with a plastic applicator. The documentary is about Roger Ebert the film critic who gained fame for the long running TV show… “Siskel & Ebert: At the movies” One thing I loved, when you apply the sheets, there is no need to worry about a bubble or anything like that getting trapped under the paper. To flip over the puzzles, I just picked them up by the top corners, let them hang, and SLOWLY put them back down with the art size facing down. Fully clear your work area and check that you have a cover between your puzzle and the surface, extending a few inches on either side. Put the finished, glued puzzle on top. I’ve used glue on puzzles before and have always been disappointed. Kit includes Herrschners 2-Ply Afghan Yarn and easy crochet instructions. Apply a moderate amount of puzzle glue or another clear adhesive to the center of the puzzle, then brush it outward with a craft brush. I really like that puzzle, I even bought another one so that I can enjoy working it again sometime. I just slid it onto a piece of poster board and then placed the brown cover from the puzzle board over that and flipped the board. Hi Susan! A lot of the same fun with color and pattern working. Easier than I expected. Before removing the paper backing, lay the sheets over the back of the puzzle to determine how many you will need. Decorating, Tablescaping, Before and Afters, Thrifty Finds, and Gardening, If you’re a jigsaw puzzle lover, chances are you’ll occasionally work a puzzle that you’ll want to keep and frame. This whole process from start to finish took about 15 minutes at the most, and that included stopping to read directions a bunch. Create gorgeous multi-colored projects with 5 balls of this decadently soft, self-striping cake yarn. Carefully line up the corner of the glue sheet with the corner of the puzzle and press down the exposed section of the glue sheet. There are two methods of finishing your jigsaw puzzle to create a piece of artwork: puzzle glue and adhesive glue sheets. I wouldn’t use this to mount/frame a puzzle that you may want to take back apart again. I’ll most likely use an inexpensive poster-type frame for it. Maybe a child’s eye? After attaching the top, the puzzle can be turned over onto that top and then slid onto a piece of foam board. I want to start my puzzle but want to make sure I wont have to move it and risk it falling apart. I found a kid’s puzzle of Mexico showing the states and want to hang it on my wall after I put it together, which is how I found your post. #5- When the final coat on top has dried completely, flip the puzzle over and Modge Podge the entire back. Imported. Then, after the puzzle had time to set for a while, I’d turn it over onto a surface you can cut on, and trim off the excess with an Exacto knife. I’m tempted to buy another one just so I’ll have one to do again one day. Specialty glues designed specifically for puzzles allow you to protect a puzzle of any size and shape. Thanks, Cleo! The material is a bit heavier so I wasn’t sure if it would still hold together without actual glue. What a neat story, Catalynn! Lay the other piece of cardboard on top, sandwiching the puzzle between. As most people don’t assemble their puzzle upside down, you will have to carefully flip over your finished puzzle. Carefully slide one piece of cardboard underneath the finished puzzle. Thanks. A big piece of cardboard or foam board works well. Do you think this would work on shiny/foil puzzles? . I’m going to look today and buy one that would keep us busy. I know what you mean about pets, especially cats. The whole thing cost $3.00. Apply a thin, even layer over the entire image. That being said I “LOVE” the Nancy Drew puzzle you shared today. I see such a puzzle wall in your future. Just top it with a piece of cardboard and turn the whole puzzle sandwich over. Slowly, turn the puzzle over. Be sure to cover each and every piece, then allow puzzle to dry completely. © 2008-2020, Between Naps on the Porch | All Rights Reserved. Spray the foam core … After that experience, I swore off buying anymore SunsOut puzzles, but I accidentally bought another one. Oh my goodness, that could be a new feature. How to Preserve and Frame a Jigsaw Puzzle Preparing for Preservation. I am much older than you and I have a great deal of Nancy Drew books from the late forties and early fifties..those with the blue tweed covers. Thanks again for your great blog…getting ready to clean my screen porch after the long winter…and to enjoy it ! Welcome back! I let the puzzle dry for at least 2 hours. Her friends and colleagues often gave her puzzles or books as gifts. It was a jigsaw puzzle Dern received from Lee Strasberg who received it from Marilyn Monroe who received it from Alfred Hitchcock. Can you tell me where you found it or where I might get one? I’ll watch for those brands. I would just handle each piece very carefully and take my time so I didn’t handle them anymore than necessary in putting it together. Sorry to go on and on, but I wanted to let you know there are real folks out here waving hello and thanking you for your fun sharings. http://i.imgur.com/Nq2KWyM.png Phone orders may experience longer-than-usual hold times. So funny you asked about that, Linda. https://betweennapsontheporch.net/adjustable-tilt-puzzle-boards-save-necks-and-backs/. You’ll find the puzzle board I love to use when working my puzzles here: Puzzle Board  It really saves my back and will hold puzzles up to 1,000 pieces in size. (See picture below) There are instructions on the back of each piece and they are excellent. A bit more difficult, but much more fun to have to guess where the colors go. How to Preserve a Puzzle for Framing. Check out the Twitter feed on our website to see them with the puzzles – http://wilsonsd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=308488 Susan…thanks oodles. Great for iPads, tablets, books, and more! If you’ve put together a puzzle and you want to preserve it, try gluing it so you can hang it like a picture. I am I found the Peel & Stick at my local fabric store, going after work to purchase. I’d tape the boards together first before flipping it and really hold the center together well to keep it from coming apart between the two foam boards. Working on a table-top I carefully slid my completed jig saw puzzle onto the Styrofoam back-panel, placed the glass-frame over it, and applied manual pressure from behind the back-panel to carefully lay frame and puzzle on its face. This will give the glue enough time to dry completely. Finished projects can be made into pillows, wall hangings, rugs, and more. Replies to my comments Just look at it! It’s a lovely old wooden puzzle in it’s original tin box. I might cover the inside with a plain contact paper, which is also what I’ll probably use for the backing. They recommend you apply firm pressure to ensure all the puzzle pieces are pressed well down onto the adhesive paper. I love it and it was so fun to see that someone else had that sweet rabbit. It just wasn’t any fun to do. I’ll have to order some. *sigh* They’ll all probably be back in fashion in 50 – 75 years. http://i.imgur.com/nepIiAK.png It took me forever just to get the edge/frame put together because of that. Again, this was easy, not a problem. They are less messy than using puzzle glue, though applying them to your finished jigsaw puzzle takes some precision. I’ve used newspaper, craft paper, wrapping paper, and even a thin roll of cork. I enjoy putting puzzles together and yes there are some I would have loved to preserve but never felt comfortable using the glue, now I have the best way. I’m sure you would have to trace and then cut out in pieces, otherwise there would be so much waste. share . Puzzle glue is a special adhesive that binds the jigsaw pieces together so the image can be framed and displayed. Would mod podge work? I love the idea of preserving a puzzle but am stumped as to how it stays together. As you apply each sheet, you overlap it onto the previous sheet by about 1/2 inch. Pam I too wondered about the edges and the difficulty of assembling the puzzle…. I might’ve missed it elsewhere, but do you recommend any particular brands of puzzles? I just don’t have experience using it on a heavier puzzle, but I have been impressed with how well it has held my Nancy Drew puzzle together. Irene, that possibly could happen if you tried to remove the backing to take it apart one day. The bad one that I abandoned was one I purchased on eBay, so I think it was an older puzzle…thus not the best quality or well-designed. Before peeling off the backing on the sticky sheets, it’s a good idea to experiment around to see which way you want to apply them. While a quality clear-drying craft glue or decoupage medium may be used to preserve your puzzle, a dedicated puzzle glue-- especially one made by the company that manufactured your puzzle -- helps ensure satisfactory results because it's designed specifically for this type of project. What amazes me about that puzzle are the edges! I love when that happens. Just look at it! I was also wondering if the blue/white backing paper is permanent, or after the final drying time, does that peel off and leave a clear surface? I’m ordering some of those sheets right now. However …. Glad that post was helpful. Your connection to our website is secure. Once you have the adhesive sheets in place and smoothed out, the directions suggest you use a rolling-pin to completely smooth everything out. How to Preserve a Puzzle for Framing. Register with an email address and password. where do you find the frames for your puzzles ? Apply a thin, even layer … In my Googling I found this product, Puzzle Presto Peel and Stick Puzzle Saver and ordered a couple of packages. Thanks, Susan! The Puzzle Saver is really sticky. Just look at it! How to preserve a 3D puzzle? Pretty puzzle! 2. Then in the next picture w/ the rolling pin, all the backing of the glue sheets is matching. your own Pins on Pinterest This is the one I just started: http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Signature-Collection-Cinque-Terre-1000pc-1418bg.html I normally start in one corner and work my way around. A place for all your finished and framed puzzles to be displayed. We discussed puzzles awhile ago when you first started talking about them. (and a Roadster) . Having a larger overlap doesn’t matter at all. This method can be a bit messy, but it is simpler than applying adhesive glue sheets. , I was sitting here with a cup of tea and looked at the pics again and I think I might have identified something… it looks like someones eye and maybe the side of a nose. Lastly, flip it over and put a coat on the back of puzzle. Stamped for embroidery on 51% cotton/49% polyester fabric with a hemmed edge. Once the rolling is done which takes like 45 seconds, the directions recommend you wait a few hours before lifting the puzzle up. Will order and can’t wait to get started. have a good day! I like your approach but I may have discovered an even simpler one: AC Moore sells U-clip based picture-frames (marketed as “Classic Metal Picture frames for prints and Photos”). There are a few popular approaches when it comes to preserving puzzles: Use tape; Buy puzzle glue; DIY your own paste for puzzle preservation! I shall file this if we ever want to save another, it looks a lot simpler. I just finished Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express…a pretty far-fetched tale! My husband and I used to work on puzzles when we were first married 50 years ago. I did a beautiful US Marine puzzle in honor of my grandson’s graduation. Once you have finished your puzzle and are ready to seal it, simply paint the Mod Podge onto the front of the puzzle. Please refer to our FAQ with any additional questions. I really did love how this worked…just wish I had invented it! Not all Neds are nice men, so watch out! Work your puzzle on a backer board, instead of on the tabletop, to make preserving it simpler. Thanks! I wish he’d gotten the Chair but he got 60 years instead! Sort by. Lay the assembled puzzle on a sheet of parchment paper. hide. I ultimately decided to place them on the back of the puzzle this way, starting in the left corner and working my way across the puzzle. Because of the puzzle board I do my puzzles on can be tilted up, I sometimes just lift up the lower/bottom part of the puzzle (if the pieces are interlocking and holding together well) and slide the puzzle right off the puzzle board onto the foam board, where I used another piece of foam board to flip it. As long as the back of the puzzle is still the type material that the puzzle saver can stick to, I think it would work fine. I think it’s going to be a challenging one with all the water! It's a perfect fit for our airport working, Coca-Cola loving family! I loved reading Nancy Drew also when I was a young lass.. Then it looked like all the others and was ready to be rolled over with the rolling pin. Great tip! You will have some waste, but that would probably be the simplest way to do it. level 1. I am just a tidbit confused (doesn’t take much!) It's a perfect fit for our airport working, Coca-Cola loving family! Loved Nancy Drew , too ! My question is, do these adhesives have to be put on the back of the puzzle? If the puzzle pieces are breaking apart then you did not put enough glue on, just put another layer of glue on. Just look at it! I am actually spring cleaning and in that process found that one of my closets had a treasure trove of puzzles. So interesting! Leave the puzzle alone for at least 15 minutes (or however long it may be advised on the glue’s bottle). You'll find contact information for Susan. I found out that we have a “Mind Games” store 10 minutes from my house and they carry “Cobble Hill” puzzles… so I made a quick phone call and they have the Nancy Drew puzzle and it’s on sale!… so I’m off to pick one up. We have used the glue to preserve one puzzle . When I looked at the finished puzzle I searched for my favorite story.. and found it.. “The Mystery of the Hidden Staircase” .. just seeing that book cover made me smile.. thanx. . What a great idea! This will allow you to display the puzzle by hanging it up on the wall in a frame. I think they will all be good quality puzzles. If desired, slide a piece of newspaper under your completed jigsaw puzzle to protect your surface from excess glue. Whatever method you choose, you want to make sure the material is acid-free. I am so happy that you have ventured into the puzzle world! http://i.imgur.com/AlrBgJx.png, Hmm .. that’s too hard to see on my computer, I’m afraid. What wonderful memories that brings back. After you are done.....slide wax paper beneath the puzzle. Just look at it! In the picture where you used the two sheets to glue the bottom of the puzzle, a different logo is showing on the top side, obviously the instruction side you mentioned. 24 x 18" (61 x 46cm). Here are the steps I took to prepare it for framing and display... #1- Put the puzzle together (obviously). Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. I think if it was mine I’d have to do the puzzle just to see what it is! So sticke with newer puzzles. delight in an occasional senior moment? You can use a piece of 1/8- or 1/4-inch plywood or a sheet of foam board. That’s such a great puzzle Susan.. brings back memories of reading Nancy Drew in bed every night before sleep… loved those books! Paint-by-number kit includes pre-printed textured art board, high quality acrylic paints, artist paintbrush, and easy instructions. Thanks for sharing this product and how easy it is to use. Here are the steps I took to prepare it for framing and display... #1- Put the puzzle together (obviously). I shared that I love, love puzzles and do them when I visit my brother and sister in law…the Wysocki puzzles in particular. Squirt a little bit of puzzle glue onto your puzzle and use the applicator to spread it over the image, making sure to cover all of the cracks between the pieces. Puzzle Weekends ~ You show off the new puzzle you made that week. 4.9oz/139g/228 yd/209m ball. and a rabbit with a basket caught my eye.. I have a sister who works many puzzles and I will tell her about this. You can preserve your puzzle and never have to do it again! I completed one a couple of weeks ago that I knew from the beginning I would want to keep and possibly frame for sentimental reasons. Discover (and save!) Thank you ! I am concerned, will the sticky backing pull the paper backing off the puzzle pieces if I decide to dismantle it? My puzzle is a walt Disney collectable. Pick a puzzle that you enjoy looking at or wouldn't mind hanging on your wall. All of the puzzles I have by those companies have nice, thick pieces. Invite spring in with colorful wildflowers and busy bees. Adhesive glue sheets are plastic sheets with a glue-like adhesive on one side that is revealed when you remove the paper backing. Thanks, Irene! Your process should look like this: "Start by building the puzzle the same way you usually would," with the pieces face up, Hochhauser notes. The best way to do this is with two large pieces of cardboard or thin boards. 3¼ x 4¾" (8.3 x 12cm). In that photo, I had just placed the last two sheets down to see how they would fit there but hadn’t peeled off the protective sheet yet…the one with the instructions which is what you can see in that picture. Thank you so much for sharing this…I put a puzzle out on a table at my Middle School Library and invite the kids to take a break during the day or after school to work together. It is okay for the sheets to overlap, but the sheets should not extend over the edges of the puzzle. Reply. Place your quarter inch (6.35 millimeter) foam core board on your work table. Aug 1, 2016 - When I saw this jigsaw puzzle on the Simple Pastimes website, I knew had to have it. 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