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Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 11:00 GMT (UK) »
This image is of my 1st cousin 2 x removed & his family which was taken shortly before they left the UK to start a new life in Canada in 1904 (mind you they don't look that happy at the prospect!)

Could one or more of you kind people please clean it up & add some artist colour to cheer up the family

Thanks
Keith

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Lovely family group, Keith.

I'll have a go tomorrow if that's OK. The light's gone in my workroom with my iMac and big monitor. 

I expect you'll have many restores by then  :)

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
That's absolutely fine Gadget.

They look a sweet if slightly down-trodden little group. You did some lovely work on Mary's Sally Army photo & Frances (Frank) was also in the Army & set-up his own bakery business when he got to Canada. I have somewhere a great old photo of his horse-drawn bread wagon.

Looking forward to seeing what you can do with this one.

Keith

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:54 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 18:17 GMT (UK) »
That's great - thank you Loord. The little girl looks like she is wearing her dress back to front & what's going on with that chair - shabby chic?

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 18:22 GMT (UK) »
Could the chair be paint spattered. I've got a table and a stepladder with those kind of splatters  ;D

Would you like them covered up or left shabby chic?
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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 18:23 GMT (UK) »
That's great - thank you Loord. The little girl looks like she is wearing her dress back to front & what's going on with that chair - shabby chic?

Well..For girl dress , I didn't notice that , I feel it is normal also for the chair I do agree that it is shabby chic style

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget - do you think the shabby chic was intended or was it just a rough old chair?

Personally I think it looks a bit odd - could you cover it up please so I have one to compare with Loord's version.

I also feel like I want to polish Frank's shoes!

Keith

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Re: Francis Stevens (1872-1956) & family - restoration & colouring please
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 19:42 GMT (UK) »
OK

As I said, I can't do it until tomorrow. But then I'll clean Frank's shoes, repair/paint the chair, tidy the little girl's dress and and generally get rid of the spots and scratches, etc.  Also, I think I'd like to do something with the background as it's not very nice.

 ;D ;D ;D

It might take an hour or so to tidy/repair this and I might not get on to colouring for a while.

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