Here is a walkthrough of the project.
First, find yourself a tatty old frame. Next you'll need some moulding compound and some plaster.
I used Siligum and Restoration Plaster, both made by Gedeo.
Mix together your moulding compound according to the instructions and take moulds of sections that correspond to the missing pieces.
Mix your plaster according to the instructions and fill your moulds.
After much sanding, remoulding and gluing, the gaps have been filled.
The frame painted up in Craig & Rose 'Pale Mortlake Cream'.
I also painted a very thin wash of grey paint and water over the top to slightly age the cream.
I had to fiddle about a bit to fix the board into the frame, but I worked it out in the end.
The finished article.
Vix on Saturday. Her fabulousness sent me some funky fabric and haberdashery, a 60s sewing pattern, a great sewing book and a sweet little swallow bracelet. Isn't Vix a darling?
Have fun everyone and see you very soon!