Gabe took care of the masking, starting off with the yellow of the crescent moon.
|Pictured: The acetate mask was done by Gabe, so that once Aaron had matched the color of the moon he just had to evenly cover the open area.|
|Pictured: Progress shot of the airbrushed moon, it's only partially finished.|
|Pictured: Tada! New moon!|
|Pictured: Progress photo of the background airbrushing.|
|Pictured: Aaron builds up multiple layers of paint to create the right look for each block of color.|
Because the box had to be folded up again, we were circumspect in our use of airbrush, preferring to paint only those areas that were larger. This left the restoration of the small tears to be detailed by Melissa.
|Pictured: Melissa trimming down a rough spot before painting.|
|Pictured: I think this is the first photo we have ever included of Melissa's marvelous watercolor box. I believe she has more than 60 basic color options and as you can see she creates her own to precisely match whatever she is working on.|
|Pictured: John and Melissa, seeing how the first fold goes. In the foreground here is a Picasso.|
|Pictured: The first fold went well, so they continued.|
|Pictured: John and Melissa putting the box back together.|
|Pictured: John and Melissa examining the box after folding it back together.|
|Pictured: A closer shot of one of the sides of the box after restoration.|
The box came together nicely, except for one or two areas that needed a little more attention. However, Melissa was able to handle those minor fixes easily .
|Pictured: Two areas had broken during the folding process, but Melissa handled those easily.|
After repairing the last minute fixes, John and Melissa took the box up to the front for its glamor shots.
|Pictured: John got a great shot of Melissa holding the box.|
|Pictured: Top of the box.|
|Pictured: Final photo of the box after conservation and restoration.|
|Pictured: Children's Hospital toy box and set. The rubber band wrapped around the child in pink is original to the set.|
It should be noted that several crucial steps in our process have been omitted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 818.882.1214. Also check out our websites: http://www.postermountain.com and http://www.lapapergroup.com/. Please feel free to leave comments or questions on the blog!