Styling 101: Poster Putty
Poster Putty is a must in every stylists kit.
I use poster putty for tons of odd tasks on set. I use it on a regular basis to:
- Secure props to surfaces
- Tilt or shim props
- Adjust the angle of reflection
I also use putty to keep framed artwork level. Place a small blob on the back, bottom corners of the frame, level the frame, then gently press the bottom corners against the wall to securing the artwork into the putty. Your framed images will remain level and secure on your gallery walls.
For quick fixes on set, I have used putty as earring backs, ring sizers, floral foam, and vase and bowl filler.
I use white Scotch Adhesive Putty 85% of the time. It is moderately adhesive and easily removable from surfaces and objects. I also like that the putty is white because it reflects white instead of blue on shiny, reflective surfaces.
Elmer’s Blue Poster Tack is stickier and firmer than the Scotch white putty. I use the blue putty when working with heavier props that require a firm hold. This putty is more difficult to remove from textured surfaces and objects so be sure to do test the object or surface you will be applying the putty.