Ornamenting can be done using a roller or mould. Our moulds are hundreds of years old, and originally came from the firms Sala in Leiden and Poelgeest in Amsterdam. The moulds in our collection probably form one of the largest museological and still complete collections in the world. This allows us to make exceptional frames, in hundreds of different styles, from very small up to 50 cm wide.
The ornaments are made from paste, which is a mixture of chalk, rabbit-skin glue, water, paper and a little bit of linseed oil, and looks a little bit like putty. We knead it by hand and press it into the mould. When it is dry, we remove the paste from the mould, and now have a positive ornament which we can glue onto the frame. The decorated frame is sanded smooth with extremely fine sandpaper.