Instructions

Before you begin your project, it's important to clean your paperweights with streak-free glass cleaner to remove any fingerprints, dust, or smudges. This step will also help ensure the adhesive bottom pad adheres properly to the surface of the glass.



ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS - FLAT PAPERWEIGHTS

   
   


  1. Each paperweight kit includes a mounting board and a bottom pad, as shown.
  2. Remove the protective film to expose the adhesive on the mounting board.
  3. Place the adhesive side of the board onto the back of the image being displayed in the paperweight. (We're using a vintage postcard.) 
  4. Using a pair of scissors, trim any material that extends beyond the edge of the mounting board.
  5. Place the mounting board (image side down) within the recessed area on the bottom of the paperweight. (Don't forget to clean your paperweight first.)
  6. Remove the protective film to expose the adhesive on the bottom pad.
  7. Carefully center the pad across the base of the paperweight and apply. (You can practice centering the pad prior to exposing the adhesive.)
  8. The image is beautifully captured under glass.
If you use adhesive/glue in your project, allow it to dry completely prior to sealing the artwork within the paperweight. If the glue is not dry, a hazy condensation may form within the glass.


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS - DOME PAPERWEIGHTS

   
   
   

  1. Each paperweight includes a mounting board and a bottom pad, as shown.
  2. Remove the protective film to expose the adhesive on the mounting board.
  3. Place the adhesive side of the board on the back of your image or artwork. If you're displaying an object like we are, use fabric or paper to act as a background.
  4. Using a pair of scissors, trim any material that extends beyond the edge of the mounting board.
  5. (Optional) If you're displaying objects, attach them directly to the background material you applied to the mounting board.
  6. Remove the protective film to expose the adhesive on the bottom pad.
  7. Apply the finished mounting board to the center of the adhesive side of the bottom pad.
  8. Center the bottom pad over the base of the paperweight (artwork down) and slowly lower it onto the glass to secure. (Don't forget to clean your paperweight first.)
  9. Your paperweight is finished, showcasing your design with slight magnification.
If you use adhesive/glue in your project, allow it to dry completely prior to sealing the artwork within the paperweight. If the glue is not dry, a hazy condensation may form within the glass.


DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS & BACKGROUNDS


If you're displaying a small object in your paperweight, the mounting board will act as the background your item is attached to. In the instructions for the dome paperweights (above), we used textured paper from the cover of an old scrapbook album.