Mine are all still life paintings, Karen,
I wouldn't be surprised if the ivory solution wouldn't work on acrylics. I wouldn't attempt it though until I had talked to a framing shop that has a trained artist on its staff. The dry erasers might do. You never know. But don't lose your paintings, please, until you have found just
the thing to bring them back.
I had a frame shop who had a trained artist clean a pastel for me that
was done when my sister and I were very young. She restored the flaked pastel on the paper beautifully. Call a local university art department if you don't get the solution at home that works. Your
grandchildren will love them, truly, as all your family do now.
I feel sure your sewing machine can be restored, too, by refinishing if
necessary. Boy, what a job ahead! One day at a time, for sure on that project.
There is a publication (book form) called "From Darkness to Sunlight"
which is the history and pictures of the paintings of a group of bipolar patients. If you ever have a chance to purchase it, please do. I can
spend hours looking at the artwork and go back again and again and find something new in each painting. (There's one of a panther that is hauntingly beautiful, though fierce.) Some of the women have beautfiul paintings in various media; their life stories are very interesting, too. Many had breakdowns and then began to paint!
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