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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Repairing the Painting

To make a patch, Jan and I cut a small square of canvas and pulled out the strings along its edge.
Then, Jan used a paint brush to apply a thin coat of rabbit glue to the back of the painting.

After this, our patch was placed over the hole.

At this point, we worked to lay the threads of the patch flat before the glue could dry.

Finnaly, we placed a piece of wax paper over the patch and put a pile of books on top of it, to ensure that it would dry flat.

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