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PAPER MACHE
RESTORATION PROCESS

Sergio Bustamante

Red-Headed Parrot

This Sergio Bustamante Red-Headed Parrot was damaged after several moves. Jeff expertly restored the Parrot back to its original condition. The owner was very happy to have his restored Parrot home! It had been in the family for more than 30 years.

For full-size image, please click on each picture.

  • Sergio Bustamante Red-Headed Parrot | Jeff Meyer Art | Paper Mache Restoration

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    Before

    The four-foot paper mache Parrot was severely damaged when its family moved through the years. 

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    Before

    Its head was crushed.

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    Before

    It also had damage to the body and wings.

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    4

    Before

    Jeff was eager to help the family restore their bird back to its original, colorful beauty.

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    During

    Picture 5 shows the outside edge of the tail that was cemented, patched and sanded.

  • Sergio Bustamante Red-Headed Parrot | Jeff Meyer Art | Paper Mache Restoration

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    During

    Picture 6 shows the inner edge of the same tail area as in Picture 5.

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    During

    After the patching, sanding and prep work, the Parrot was ready for the next restoration phases.

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    During

    The feather detailing needed to be drawn in before painting.

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    After

    The tail was repainted and restored to exactly match the original color details.

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    After

    Here's a view of the restored underside of the tail.

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    After

    This picture shows the side edge of the tail completely restored. All the fine-line detailing is back to its original finish.

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    After

    The side view of the Parrot's head shows the complete restoration.

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    After

    The top of the Red-Headed Parrot again exemplifies Jeff’s precise attention to details and restoration techniques.

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    After

    The completely repainted and restored surfaces match the Parrot’s original finish. The sculpture is like new, and its owners are happy with the beautiful result!

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