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
Reproduced book cover with Roman lettering. Enamel on 3mm hardboard, then secured for hanging in a modified found frame.
Framing a Glass Panel
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.
When favourite books fall apart because heavy gloss pages don't hold together under inadequate glueing of page edges to spine.
Reverse Glass Gilding
Gold leaf and other decorative processes, recorded during a Better Letters Workshop held in Brisbane 2018.
Gold Leaf Memento
D. Nichol 2021 Finished piece
D. Nichol 2021 Hardened black enamel on glass.
D. Nichol Scalpel cleanup of hardened black enamel
D. Nichol 2021 Checking for rough edges
D. Nichol 2021 Cleaning glass plate.
D. Nichol 2021 Washing glass
D. Nichol 2021 Drying glass
D. Nichol 2021 Masking off the design