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Street musical organ restoration #1: Restoration of a water gilded surface

01-14-2009 12:56 PM by goldenhands | 17 comments »

Here is my blog for you guys.There is one element I took as an example. Absolutely the same procedure with all 33 elements and 4 large parts of the Organ. The size of this element is about 600×600 mm. Well must mention that a microscopic analysis has been taken in order to identify all the materials and layers.So now I got the full picture of how and what needed to be done.First of all the old gesso must be cleaned of (using warm water). Why because it won’t work with a newly made one. It will crack sooner or later. Then details: And another one: Then the surface must be sealed with a thin glue (rabbit skin), the gesso was made (using spanish white and rabb...

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