Found in an attic, peeling varnish, damaged wood, tarnished gilding, this old frame can nevertheless find its place on the wall of the living room. A little patience and thoroughness will be enough to restore it.
- very fine grain sandpaper
Work of plastic paste
1. Application of the small roll of plastic paste. This "plaster" must then be allowed to dry for a few hours. It will take the appearance of wood and work as such.
2. Once dry, the plastic paste is worked using gouges usually used for linocuts. Then comes a light sanding with very fine grit sandpaper (400).
Gilding and varnishing
3. In principle, gilding requires a red background. This is obtained using a paint with water to brush. Once dry, the paint is matte.
4. The gilding is obtained with a special wax that is allowed to dry for ten minutes. Then, using a soft cloth, it is polished to the desired shine.
5. Finally, a layer of varnish will make it all more resistant and easier to dust. For a certain patina, use aging varnishes and crackers.
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