How do I strengthen the back of a paper hanging scroll painting without damaging it further? Answered
Hi, I have a beautiful old hanging scroll form Japan. It wasn't expensive at the time, probably because the painting on it seems never to have been finished by the artist, but I value it highly. The paper itself is crumbling in some places and I would like to somehow attach a backing (I was considering cloth of some kind) to that the paper won't eventually rip when the picture is hanging.
What kind of adhesive should I use to attach a light fabric to the paper that won't eat away at the paper from the back over time?
any other suggestions, i.e. alternatives to my fabric idea, are also very welcome.
thanks in advance.