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Thread: How to display new Studio Color Wheel?

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    Hi Everyone,

    My new Studio Color Wheel by Joen Wolfrom came in the mail today and I'm trying to decide the best way to display it so I can use both sides as they are different.

    I have a spot above my cutting table that I'd like to hang it, but I want to be able to flip it from front to back as needed.

    Unfortunately, there are several creases in it from being folded in it's package, as they do not come rolled up but folded in thirds each way. Would love to lessen these creases somehow.

    I was thinking of laminating it and then maybe punching a hole for a hanger, but maybe someone out there has a better idea for me.

    I'm attaching two pics, front and back. It really is a wonderful tool, so I'd like to use it to it's full potential. The only 'directions' for hanging on the package insert are, "Hang it in your sewing room, studio, office or anywhere you work with color." Maybe the back side is just for looks and I shouldn't worry about it. :lol:

    Thanks,

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    I don't have any answers for you but I will tell you people say I have a great eye for color but I couldn't use a color wheel if my life depended on it. I would just enjoy the pretty side myself.

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    funny you say the back is just for looks. I like the back better and would find it more useful. LOL. How big is it? Could you put it in a "floating frame" and just pull it off the wall as needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    I don't have any answers for you but I will tell you people say I have a great eye for color but I couldn't use a color wheel if my life depended on it. I would just enjoy the pretty side myself.
    Gee, maybe I just need to call you when I need help, right? :lol: I feel like I'm a bit "color challenged", so hoping this will help me. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    funny you say the back is just for looks. I like the back better and would find it more useful. LOL. How big is it? Could you put it in a "floating frame" and just pull it off the wall as needed?
    I guess it's all about perspective, huh? I hope one of the two sides helps me! :lol: :roll:

    It is 28" square. You can learn more about it here if you like:

    http://www.amazon.com/Studio-Color-W.../dp/1607053500

    What is a "floating frame"?

    Thanks,

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    You can press it with a warm iron to get the creases out.

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    If you selected your avatar picture fabrics you have some skills too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    I don't have any answers for you but I will tell you people say I have a great eye for color but I couldn't use a color wheel if my life depended on it. I would just enjoy the pretty side myself.
    Gee, maybe I just need to call you when I need help, right? :lol: I feel like I'm a bit "color challenged", so hoping this will help me. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You can press it with a warm iron to get the creases out.
    Ooh, thanks for this tip! :thumbup: I wondered about that, but was afraid to try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    If you selected your avatar picture fabrics you have some skills too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    I don't have any answers for you but I will tell you people say I have a great eye for color but I couldn't use a color wheel if my life depended on it. I would just enjoy the pretty side myself.
    Gee, maybe I just need to call you when I need help, right? :lol: I feel like I'm a bit "color challenged", so hoping this will help me. Thanks for your thoughts.
    Thanks for the encouragement, but I cannot tell a lie... this is one block of a BOM that I did and so the fabrics were included in the deal. That's too expensive to do very often, tho. :lol:

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    They're not too expensive. I'd be tempted to buy two and hang them side by side. After they fade from the sun, lights, and time you can flip them over.

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    Indecision is the story of my life, Shelly is right- buy two
    , it's the only answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    They're not too expensive. I'd be tempted to buy two and hang them side by side. After they fade from the sun, lights, and time you can flip them over.
    Well, that's not a bad idea :thumbup:

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You can press it with a warm iron to get the creases out.
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    I think that I would use a pressing cloth. Or is it plastic? If plastic, then I would be afraid to iron it.

    Otherwise you could lay it flat on something smooth and flat in the sun, or else direct hot air from a hair dryer at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You can press it with a warm iron to get the creases out.
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    I think that I would use a pressing cloth. Or is it plastic? If plastic, then I would be afraid to iron it.

    Otherwise you could lay it flat on something smooth and flat in the sun, or else direct hot air from a hair dryer at it.
    It's kinda slick, like most posters are. I wouldn't call it plastic as such, just more like a glossy poster paper.

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    A warm iron saves posters...I've moved alot and I just iron things back to life!

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    This might sound sacriligious, but I'd use a push pin; hang it front side out and take it down whenever I wanted to use it. Then both sides would be available. I have a colour wheel and like to hold my fabric against it, so hanging on a wall is not the most useful place.
    Alternatively, you could laminate it, punch two holes in it, string the holes and hang it from the string. That way you could flip from side to side without taking it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiefeather
    A warm iron saves posters...I've moved alot and I just iron things back to life!
    Do you iron directly on your posters or use a press cloth or something?

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    funny you say the back is just for looks. I like the back better and would find it more useful. LOL. How big is it? Could you put it in a "floating frame" and just pull it off the wall as needed?
    Laminate or put in a clear plastic frame (poster size) that has a clear plastic back. This way, you can flip the poster as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    funny you say the back is just for looks. I like the back better and would find it more useful. LOL. How big is it? Could you put it in a "floating frame" and just pull it off the wall as needed?
    Laminate or put in a clear plastic frame (poster size) that has a clear plastic back. This way, you can flip the poster as needed.
    I do have some laminate on a roll, but it's not as wide as my new Color Wheel. Do you suppose it would be okay to 'piece' the laminate?

    Thanks,

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    Is it a heat fused laminate or clear contact paper type of laminate?

    Heat fused is available at most print shops and is much stiffer than clear contact paper, but it does cost more and tends to last quite a bit longer than clear contact paper type laminate.

    If you piece the laminate, one of two things will happen - you will not line up the pieces exactly causing an overlap or missing section. Overlap makes it extra stiff, missing section means a spot will eventually tear. It is the old time and cost vs convenience argument. How badly do you want it done now? Whatever you decide is the right answer, just be comfortable with your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS
    Is it a heat fused laminate or clear contact paper type of laminate?

    Heat fused is available at most print shops and is much stiffer than clear contact paper, but it does cost more and tends to last quite a bit longer than clear contact paper type laminate.

    If you piece the laminate, one of two things will happen - you will not line up the pieces exactly causing an overlap or missing section. Overlap makes it extra stiff, missing section means a spot will eventually tear. It is the old time and cost vs convenience argument. How badly do you want it done now? Whatever you decide is the right answer, just be comfortable with your choice.
    Having not worked with laminate bigger than wallet size before, I see there are definitely some potential problems here. I believe what I have is heat fuse laminate. It comes on a roll, purchased at WalMart eons ago - and I know it is not from Contac.

    I really appreciate all the info you have shared with me here. Suddenly, I'm beginning to like the one side just fine. :lol: Sounds like it could be way more trouble than it's worth.

    Thanks,

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    I was thinking about a poster frame. Would it be possible to buy 2 frames and make one reversible one from them. Then it could be hung and flipped back and forth as needed. Hope you find a solution.

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    Would it be possible to take it to an office store and have another one made and then they both can be displayed. Or you could frame it and put a hanger on both sides and you could just turn it over if needed.

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    I don't know how large this is but they sell plexiglass frames that you just slide your photo between the plexiglass. clips on the edges holds it together. Drill 2 holes for hanging and it would be nice and secure to hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You can press it with a warm iron to get the creases out.
    Ooh, thanks for this tip! :thumbup: I wondered about that, but was afraid to try...
    I would for sure use a dry iron on a low temp. and prob. put a piece of blank newsprint or other white paper between iron and color wheel, before ironing.

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