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PAPER MACHE
RESTORATION PROCESS

Jazzman

This 40-year-old, five-foot tall Jazzman sculpture was made entirely of paper. When Jeff received it, it was dried out and brittle. It was broken in several pieces, and it crumbled like potato chips from age. No one would take on this restoration. Jeff did – with amazing results!

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    Before

    Here’s a close up of the dried and brittle base.

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    Before

    And another close up of the brittle layers peeling off the structure.

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    Before

    The soulful Jazzman and his saxophone had more joy to share. Jeff was bound and determined to bring life back to this sculpture!

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    During

    It crumbled when touched, and it took many hours to stabilize all the paper with cement.

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    During

    After the cement hardened, the sculpture could be put back together.

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    During

    The inside was also reinforced with fiber padding.

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    During

    The piece was standing again – rebuilt from the base up. It leaned against a street light, which was restored too.

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    During

    Many more layers of cement were added to the sculpture making it even stronger.

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    After

    The sculpture was completely restored, which thrilled Jeff's client!

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    After

    Two other art restorers told the client that this couldn’t be done. As you can see, Jeff's restoration results were worth it!

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