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by megan child
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: need advice on leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 2524

Re: need advice on leaves

I remembered to work backwards and this is the finished product
by megan child
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: need advice on leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 2524

need advice on leaves

Hi all, I've had some great successes with my mirroring in recent months and thought to venture into more creativeness. below is a design I did I'd like to put it onto the glass and back it up with silver to create a mirror. I envisage doing a thin black outline of the tree and leaves and apples and...
by megan child
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: after some advice/ideas on my design
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: after some advice/ideas on my design

Thanks for all the advice guys, I've added a breakdown of the colours for your viewing. Roderick, I took the suggestion on board and removed any gold outlines and changed them to black. Some of the gold areas Ive lightly sandblasted the glass for so as to give it a grainy effect. Mike, the ink I use...
by megan child
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: after some advice/ideas on my design
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

after some advice/ideas on my design

Hi all, I'm about to go-ahead and do another mirror. This is a design I did for the dept. I work for however, since I started this design which was to be used on a web-site the government have decided to rename us. So rather than waste my artwork I thought I'd turn it into a mirror. I am thinking of...
by megan child
Mon May 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 5407

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

Thanks Roderick,

that's a new trick I'll try over the weekend

Meg
I don't make mistakes, I just have learnings.
:P
by megan child
Sun May 25, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 5407

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

Hi Larry,

I've not done that before could you go through the steps for me.

Pleeeeeease
meg :D
by megan child
Wed May 14, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: still in there trying

Hi Bruce, Actually I think I didn't wash the tin off properly. :oops: I have no idea of what liver of sulphur is but I'm off looking in google. I keep on finding new things to try and this weekend I'm looking at bringing out all my unused pieces of glass and trying some new things including engine t...
by megan child
Sun May 11, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: still in there trying

Guess What! I entered the mirrors into our town show and I won 1st and 2nd prize - total prize money $8 and a $30 framing voucher, but the response was priceless!!!!

I am now keen to get on and do some more.

Meg :D :D :D :D
by megan child
Sun May 11, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: humidity and glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Re: humidity and glue chipping

Thanks Tyler I took your idea and ran with it. Over the weekend I nicked off with my mums heater and put it into our guest toilet. The heater has a setting of 35 Celsius - 95 Fahrenheit. I was mighty warm in there! The chipping worked and it didn't take to long so I was very happy. And Doug, I went ...
by megan child
Wed May 07, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast Glass Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: Sandblast Glass Sign

Don't worry, I worked it out you engine turned the gild

:oops: :roll:
by megan child
Wed May 07, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast Glass Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: Sandblast Glass Sign

Whats the "B" letter made of ?
by megan child
Wed May 07, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: humidity and glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

humidity and glue chipping

I'm having some problems with my glue chipping the glass due to an increase in humidity as it is getting colder. I have tried using a wooden box and that went well with damp-rid in the bottom but as it has got colder that trick seems to be failing too.

Any suggestions?
by megan child
Wed May 07, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: Now comes some success

Well the drought broke at home and the tanks filled and I started back onto my mirrors. I registed the glass and used the trick of charcoal onto the mask to know where to cut. Sandblasted and chipped the glass - still having some problems with that due to humidity the box went well with damp-rid in...
by megan child
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: still in there trying

Hi Lee, thanks for the step by step instructions, I really would like to put it into practice but until we have some rain down under I have to wait! :( We live on dam and tank water and have needed to conserve the little we have for drinking and washing so right now screen printing has been put on h...
by megan child
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

Re: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!

Hi Julio, it seems we are both at the same speed, I just near completed a ss mirror and you can see it in my recent post. I used a 2 pack epoxy and to get the gap between the glass and the screen I used stick on "feet" that you use to stop computers leaving marks on the desk. Its good to see I'm no...
by megan child
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: still in there trying

I had thought to mirror first, but the question of when would I glue chip and angel gild confused me so instead I printed the design, sandblasted and glue chipped the bear, angel gilded the small area and removed the overspilt gold and then mirrored. I am eager to know what order you would have done...
by megan child
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: fixing small mirror problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

fixing small mirror problems

Hi all, I've been approached to fix two antique mirrors but it has raised a few questions in my mind so I'm here looking for advice. both mirrors have small areas which need repairing one in particular looks like the mirror came off from pulling sticky tape from the back of it (I'm dubious as to whe...
by megan child
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: still in there trying
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

still in there trying

Hi all, its been a while since I wrote on the forum, but that hasn't meant I gave up. I took the variety of advice and went away and worked on my mirror. I found a screen printer who set me up with ink that adheres to glass, and then I did my artwork and proceeded to learn how to screen print in rud...
by megan child
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

Re: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch

Thanks for all of your suggestions Im going to move forward and try them on some spare glass I have at home - lets hope for success


:D
by megan child
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch

Hi all,

Im looking for a substitute for the HYDROFLUORIC ACID as it is not available here in Australia unless you have training and are registered. So other than glue chipping my small area is there any other suggestions out there?

Meg :cry:
by megan child
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 28 - Franklin Grove, IL
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 28 - Franklin Grove, IL

What a great way to tell the history of a Highway, great design and craftmanship on display too.

:)
by megan child
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

The piece of glass is a tad over 8" x 11" Okay I probably wont crack the glass - but theres no guarantees in life :D I've taken your idea with the mica acid etch and if I can source the HYDROFLUORIC ACID I'll give it a shot rather than glue chipping as it is such a small area and I really want it to...
by megan child
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

I just ache to have natural talent like Dave's and all I can see is that I'm getting old tooo fast and will never reach his ability or perfection in this life -- maybe in the next.
by megan child
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

I'm back from Sydney and am rearing to get started. So I've chosen a design and wanted to go through the process steps with you prior to commencing so you can steer me in the right direction if I get off track. I plan to crack the glass and angel gild the teddy bear, the fish's fins and tales I will...
by megan child
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Well guys, I'll be in Sydney on Friday so I'm stopping at a 3rd Generation Screenprinter's shop who's going to go through the process of screenprinting onto glass and exposing my images using sunlight with me so I keep on going I have a series of designs and ideas I want to do in the next few months...
by megan child
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Hi Guys, I brought a screen and applied a vinyl decal to it, the first time the decal came off while printing so I did it again. But only onto plain glass as a test trial. Well its a shocker of a mess. I dont have screenprinting skills and I thought this would be a better option but its not worked s...
by megan child
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Gee Guys, Thanks for all the food for thought. A long time ago I saw the screen printing done on a glass surface and I think I could get a frame made up and set a mask on the silk and that should help me out with the intricacies of detail. So I will get straight onto that for my next project. I use ...
by megan child
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Hi all, I have been honing in on my mirroring skills and now have a 85% success rate. I have also been working on some brush skills my downward strokes are really really good but the rest are just mediocre. Which leads me to the question of what comes first do I hand sign write on the glass first an...
by megan child
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Streaked mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Streaked mirror

Thanks for all the suggestions, I went and silvered a new piece of glass with surprising results. I sectioned the glass into four, I also left the glass piece in the laundry where i created it, I also had the dryer on 2 days after backing it. I did not put it near the fireplace. 1st Quarter - Sarah'...
by megan child
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Streaked mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Streaked mirror

thanks for thinking it looks good!
:)

I think I've worked out the problem and will being doing a test piece tonight.

I will let you know how it goes.

stay tuned

meg