How do I salvage a card with water damage?
Q. Dear Donia,
A. Dear Taylor,
What an incredible memento to have from your wedding but I am so sorry to hear it was damaged. For something this important to you, I would get a conservator to take a look at it. It sounds like the inks bled and this makes anything you might want to do much more difficult. Luckily for you, Chicago is home to the Chicago Conservation Center. They will be able to help you with this delicate project. The one thing I would caution is that rarely do conservation treatments make the item look brand new. We can do a lot but there may always be a little reminder of the history of water damage.