WORKSHOP PROCESSES
Paper Restoration
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration1
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration2
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration3
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration4
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration5
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration6
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration7
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration9
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NicholConteOn Newsprint1990-Restoration1
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Restoring a 1990 drawing - conte chalk on newsprint (butcher’s paper) - soaked for several days in a peroxide solution bath to rid it of an aged brown cast, mounted and reframed under UV acrylic.

Enamel on Panel
Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cover
Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cover
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Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
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Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
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Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
Nichol-Henry Lawson 15 Stories Book Cove
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Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
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Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
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Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
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Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
Nichol - Framing Henry Lawson 15 Stories
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Reproduced book cover with Roman lettering. Enamel on 3mm hardboard, then secured for hanging in a modified found frame.

Framing a Glass Panel
Framing reverse gold panel-1
Framing reverse gold panel-1
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Framing reverse gold panel-1
Framing reverse gold panel-1
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Framing reverse gold panel-2
Framing reverse gold panel-2
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Framing reverse gold panel-3
Framing reverse gold panel-3
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Framing reverse gold panel-4
Framing reverse gold panel-4
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Framing reverse gold panel-4
Framing reverse gold panel-4
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Framing reverse gold panel-5
Framing reverse gold panel-5
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Framing reverse gold panel-8-9
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A simple found frame is given a gilded insert to pack out the edges around an odd sized piece of glass and to add a custom finish.

Book Repair
1 Badly bound book falling apart
1 Badly bound book falling apart
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2 Tools to repair a book
2 Tools to repair a book
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Tools to repair a book
Tools to repair a book
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4 Gathered pages
4 Gathered pages
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5 Compiled pages
5 Compiled pages
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5 Fitting compiled pages to cover
5 Fitting compiled pages to cover
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7 Aligning pages
7 Aligning pages
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6 Fitting compiled pages between cover p
6 Fitting compiled pages between cover p
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When favourite books fall apart because heavy gloss pages don't hold together under  inadequate glueing of page edges to spine.

Reverse Glass Gilding
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ReverseGlassGildingW'shop-BrisbaneJuly2018_1d
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Gold leaf and other decorative processes, recorded during a Better Letters Workshop held in Brisbane 2018.

Gold Leaf Memento
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 1
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 1

D. Nichol 2021 Finished piece

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 2
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 2

D. Nichol 2021 Hardened black enamel on glass.

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 3
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 3

D. Nichol Scalpel cleanup of hardened black enamel

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 4
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 4

D. Nichol 2021 Checking for rough edges

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 5
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 5

D. Nichol 2021 Cleaning glass plate.

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 6
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 6

D. Nichol 2021 Washing glass

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 7
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 7

D. Nichol 2021 Drying glass

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Gold Leaf on Glass Process 8
Gold Leaf on Glass Process 8

D. Nichol 2021 Masking off the design

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Gold leaf initials with date and floral  leaf sprig, May 2021.

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