Friday, February 6, 2009

Restoration step 1

Step 1:

Trace with a piece of charcoal or soft pastel, over the lead lines of the panel that will be restored.
lay the tracing onto the work space and place grid paper over the tracing. The grid paper helps to true up the lines, make them straight and create the pattern that will be worked from.

Next, start pulling off the old lead, and clean up the piece of glass then lay in the respective place on the pattern.
Next update will show the glass cleaned and in place.

See ya.


Anne said...

Sounds like tricky, detailed work! Thanks for the peek into the life of a stained glass restorer! :-)

Ingrid Dijkers said...

What beautiful panes of leaded glass these are. How fasinating to work on restoring these to their original beauy. I hope you'll post photos when you are done with them.

Linda said...

I am really quite envious - this looks like a marvellous project to undertake!
Keep us informed...
Love Linda

Sharon House said...

This will be lovely once it is restored! It is certainly a beautiful pane...

Happy Hearts Day buddy...