Thursday, April 16, 2009


Close up of the patina added to the solder lines. Patina is a acid that cleans the lead, but also allows a chemical reaction color the lead. I chose a traditional black for the church panel lines. Then the panel is polished, both sides.

Let us refresh ourselves from whence this panel started...a pile of parts.

To the finished window.

Done panel one. I shall begin pulling pieces from the pile and begin panel two of this restoration project. I won't post panel twos transition it is the same as this one...exactly. Have any questions just ask.
Thank you for the interest in the process.


Anne said...

Hi, Mar! Wow! It looks SOOOOO much better after you've restored it! Is that your man in the photo? Terrific job on the panel! Wooo-hooo! :-)

Dianne said...

magnificently done! such a wonderful project to bring new life to an old piece.

Linda said...

Oh this is just have done a fantastic job.
(Didn't realise it would be so big!)

Sharon said...

Beautifully restored...just like new.
Thanks for you visit today, you're fun.