Scroll mounting the traditional way is very difficult. I still haven’t mastered it. Practice makes perfect. In the meantime, here are a couple very useful videos. This is traditional wet mounting. It embodies the spirit of Chinese art, and requires superb workmanship. Wet mounted paintings can be remounted in the future, but not so with dry mounted artwork. Wet mount is also more environmentally friend than dry mount.
I have been getting enquiries from different countries about scroll mounters that I can recommend. I am based in Toronto, so I cannot really provide any, but I have found these on the internet if the info is helpful to you:
- Master Tsang in Hong Kong – he has been mounting and restoring multi million dollar Chinese paintings for many years
- Another one is Taiwan
If you have a precious Chinese scroll painting that needs restoration, here are some resources I have found online: