I'm trying to make a scroll to document life events. The important requirements are:
- approximately 30cm wide by 2m tall
- relatively easy for other people to sign their names on it
- can be rolled up and carried in a cylindrical tube in a backpack
- last at least 50 years with minimal deterioration, while being unrolled, hung on the wall, and then rolled up again at least 1-2 times a year
Wikihow has a guide for making a scroll (fabric lasts longer than paper; sew the fabric to match the size of the dowels), but no tips for making sure it lasts long. An art store suggested I could use acrylic pens on canvas, but I also read that acrylic can crack and deteriorate from frequent rolling and unrolling. This forum also has some tips about calligraphy on fabric, such as the idea of stabilizing the fabric with clear acrylic first.
What is the best combination of materials for this (type of fabric and type of pens)?