Frame before and after restoration.
As promised I’m back with a few more pics from the restoration of another frame. This one is my favorite, I bought it in a fair about a year ago but I never got around to restoring it until now. The procedure was the same as here, except for the reintegration of the color as this frame is painted black over a layer of metal leaf.
Making the mold for the missing parts using plasticine.
Filling the mold with gypsum; Removing the pieces from the mold;
Shaping the pieces to fit in the lacunas.
Fitting the pieces onto the frame;
Filling the fissures created between the added parts.
Detail of the remade ornament; Sealing the surface with shellac.
Cleaning and varnishing the frame.
Applying color according to the original surface: over the metal leaf (left) and directly on the new surface (right).
Frame after restoration.
After finishing the frame I painted this small copy of a byzantine image that represents the Thrones (angels of Third Order). I like very much this representation but mostly I wanted to have a better reason to hang the frame on the wall besides the restoration itself.