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Tousabella

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on: March 23, 2014, 02:12:34 PM
Dennis;
Seeins that I live in such a difficult place to 'find something' in particular, what do I look for when I want Foam Core?  Does it have another name? the uses?
That's such a great idea and shouldn't be very expensive.
Thanks for the idea.
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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 02:48:55 PM



This is another lady's bright idea that I just copied. Another name for it is foamboard. It is just some foam sandwiched between two stiff sheets of paper and come in different sizes and thicknesses. Here I used the 5mm (1/4") board.


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Tousabella

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Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 04:04:07 PM
Thanks, Dennis. That's such a great idea....and....it's also water proof for plein aire.  Super.
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Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 06:08:12 PM
It's not completely waterproof because water can still seep in via the edges. I have not tried it yet but I don't think the foam core is completely waterproof. I have some scraps and will give it a test.


If you take a plastic rubbish bag along with you and when it starts raining you can just close the box and pull the plastic bag over it and leave it on the easel until the rain stops.


In the days I used to used to do outdoor exhibiting, that's exactly what I did. If it suddenly started to rain I quickly pulled rubbish bags over all my paintings and not once did I have a painting destroyed.
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Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 11:19:49 PM
Hi Retta & Dennis. . . . .for all you Canadians,  "Foam Core Board" is like what we call Styrofoam. It is available at the Home Depot and such like stores. You can buy it in full sheets or sometimes thy have cut pieces that will be sufficient for your purposes. Styrofoam is not quite the same but close enough to do the trick, I think.
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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 01:19:28 AM
Bev, the center of Foam Core is actually Styrofoam. The paper on the outside is what gives it its stability and strength.
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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 01:55:23 AM
You'll find them at Michael's, JoAnn, or any chain craft store, in manageable sizes. Indeed I think I purchased them at Staples.  I have shown before a picture of a portable/storage portfolio. Here is the picture, I can't find the posting to add a link. Doina

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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 05:22:37 AM
Retta, the Dollar Stores carry foam board too.  They are $1 for a huge piece.  Hope you have a Dollar Store near you and they keep it near the stationery department. 


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Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 03:00:05 AM
Bev, the center of Foam Core is actually Styrofoam. The paper on the outside is what gives it its stability and strength.
Oh. . . . perhaps just a little different then. Sorry if I mislead anyone!
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Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 10:13:14 AM
I did a test with a scrap piece of foam core and  had it submerged in water for at least 4 hours and there was no structural damage at all. So it getting wet in a rain storm is a piece of cake. Water will just seep in between the lid join.
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Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
Thank you for all the info.  It looks easier for a back-board for working on.

Retta

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