11 July, 2008

Final touches and buff shine

A friend (waving at Ann ;-) asked for a few more pictures showing more details, and names of tools used. tiny paintbrush, inside protected by waste paper and blotter/remay combination.

color repair with custom-mixed color match

scalpel - removing last traces of adhesive - see previous post - (very, very carefully!)

color repair

stabilizing bumped corners - (tissue and special paste - using a mini-spatula)

clamping after stabilized. Notice that right corner still needs treatment and color match

measuring (with "dividers")

tissue inlay strip (burnish it down with a teflon folder - a bone folder is too "grabby" for this tender job)

wax and shine (with archival wax used by the British Museum)

all clean and ready to go home to its owner!

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Now, for my next two jobs for moms in my CM book club: I'll work on them side-by side. While one dries or is in the press, I can work on the other and rotate back and forth. I'll post photos to show you how it goes!

Ciao for now!



Señora Smith said...

Hi there Kim,

Thank you for posting this! But alas, the pictures are whetting my own appetite to start a new hobby for which I have no time... in another season of my life, perhaps!
I still cannot find my mother's childhood book that I want you to restore; it might have to wait until Christmas or her birthday next year. Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy in the meantime. Have a great weekend!

Javamom said...

I can help you out with that...sometime! (teaching--I planned some "studio class times" this summer, and Lord willing will be available in the future, at your convenience.

Let me know when you find your mom's book. Christmas time may be just perfect. I have eight jobs in the wings, many of which should be complete by September.