Can I restore this stencil?
December 24, 2010 12:48 PM Subscribe
I was given an antique framed piece of intricately cut brown paper
, which I am told was used as a stencil, perhaps on fabric. The paper has dark
and light stains on it. The dark stains look to be moisture damage, and the light stains appear to be powdery. Is there anything I can do myself
to restore it?
I have some experience restoring art, although no formal training. I'm good at highly detailed work with my hands.
My mother got the stencil from my great aunt's estate, and she says it came with a piece of paper describing its origin and use, which she has since lost. The signature
may be of interest.