Read parts one and two of this series.
Results of Treatment
Treatment resulted in a subtle but significant improvement to the picture’s appearance. Greater contrast between the dark colors in the background and the pastel “petals” in the foreground returns a sense of vibrancy and movement to the composition. In addition, although they remain inherently fragile, consolidation left the paint layers more stable–improving the overall condition of the picture.
well done but foam-core backing is not advised for permanent use. consider corrugated polycarbonate – its rigid, light, does not sag and does not emit VOCs.
Thanks very much for your comment. I should clarify that we used foam board with an inert foam interior and an acid-free, buffered paper exterior. We do use corrugated polycarbonate on occasion as well, for all the reasons you mention.