I just cannot comprehend the fact over a month under water had little effect! That amazes me. I thought it would produce mold, I thought it would deteriorate paper and colour would run in the fabric. I thought it would produce more rust from the metal which would drip down into the contents. I am once again disappointed with the results. I mean ... really! The velvet didn't even fade ... boo hoo.
|Absolutely nothing faded or ran or changed in any way! Amazing.|
|A little mold, a little rust, the copper tags changed colour. That's it. Look at the little white tag .... not even shrunk. And the ribbon! Let's wrap a present ...|
|Maps are still clear as a bell ... what happened to colours that run? When you don't want them to they have no problem doing it.|
|The watch could probably be repaired .. stamps used, the little dolls at the bottom put back on the shelf. SHEEeeeesh!|
All in all it's been a learning experience. It takes a lot to change the content of an erosion bundle. Next year ... I will, wrap it very loose, use very thin wrapping material, place a ton of organic product in with the contents, and perhaps place it in a variety of different places where it would be exposed to different conditions. I might have to leave it longer than three months. Perhaps here in Mexico, there is not enough change in the weather to cause much damage to the content. Don't you think over a month in the fountain would have done something though? Clearly a different approach is required.
For those of you who have your own erosion bundles and have had some success, I would really appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thanks.
For all of you ... I love it when you come to visit. Thank You.