Check out this video for a brilliant demonstration on how to traditionally restore artwork and picture frames. Includes a glimpse of the art of gold leaf application. Now that looks like fun!!
This is Marc Sterken, a Belgium framer, who offers a fantastic, creative framing service. I would love a few days in his workshop!!
Marc Sterken, Master Framer-gilder, studied Visual Arts. He studied drawing, aquarel, charcoal and pasteltechniques at the Academy of Visual Arts under the guidance of Frans Smets and Raoul Chanet. Oilpainting under Artur Renson, Georges Francis, Ri Coeme and Oscar Poelmans.
Traditional framing-gilding under the guidance of Paul Wuyts. Restoration of Paper with Ir Etienne Mahieu.
Additional studies with Maitre-Doreur Antoine Palomares at Versailles (France).
Marc Sterken teaches Gilding at te Vizo Tongeren and is a Member of Art Restorers Association.
Here's Marc's website details if you want to see more!