16/08/2011, 09:40 AM
I'm hoping someone on eb has framed a jigsaw before and can offer tips.
I've done a disney jigsaw that I'd like to frame for DS's room but I don't want to ruin it lol.
Do I flip it over (which in itself could end in disaster hehe) and put jigsaw glue all over the back.
After that do i need to glue it to a board or is it stable enough to then frame as you would a picture?
Anyone have any experience???
17/08/2011, 02:05 PM
I have framed at least 10 jigsaws. I usually do the jigsaw on some newspaper. If you haven't, just get some newspaper and slide it under your finished puzzle, making sure there is some hanging over each side. Then I get the puzzle glue (I got mine from Toys R Us), it dries clear and do one coat over the top and leave it for a day. After a day, put a layer of newspaper over the top of the jigsaw and flip it (hold your breath!). Remove the newspaper and glue the wrong side. Leave it for another day. Once it is dry again, I get contact (like you use for covering kids books) and cut it into strips and put it across the back of the puzzle.
Once you have done all that, it should slide easily into a frame.
Good luck, I think they look great when they are done.
18/08/2011, 08:00 PM
Thanks. I'll give it a go (very warily lol).
18/08/2011, 08:14 PM
Good luck, hope it works!