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by Bill Ames
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problems with glue chip
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: Problems with glue chip

Thanks Erik. I knew how to glue chip the glass but I had never heard any issues with the sand blasting media being too coarse. I've had similar issues in the past with the chipping going outside of where it is supposed to. I think I have used 80 grit media. I was wondering how the coarseness of the ...
by Bill Ames
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problems with glue chip
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: Problems with glue chip

Larry White wrote:
A couple things that I see that may be factors are, it looks like your
sandblasting media is a little too coarse...
Larry,

What happens if the media is too coarse? This is the first I've heard of grit being discussed.
by Bill Ames
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5541

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

Wow Dave, another awesome movie! Very entertaining and informative too. Both movies are enjoyable to watch. I understand many of the processes you were demonstrating but had just one question: What type of screenprinting ink did you use that would stand up to the high temperatures in the kiln? I wou...
by Bill Ames
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Framed
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Framed

Here's the link to the framing I've used on the last 2 signs I've made. I've used the Burnt Sienna and Galactic Blue colors. They have other profiles but I have only used profile #117. http://www.framing4yourself.com/shop/products/nielsen-high-quality-metal-frames/ I bought some cheap mat to protect...
by Bill Ames
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The whitest of them all
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: The whitest of them all

Is that micro prizm flake? If so I would believe you would have to thin the mix pretty much and spray it on with an airbrush in thin layers.. or mix the flake with a some sort of clear, spray it on and add the white after.. but just guessing. Yep, it is the Micro-prizm. I could try that. I have an ...
by Bill Ames
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The whitest of them all
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: The whitest of them all

are you using water-clear glass such as Starfire??? If the glass is green-tint, i sometimes make the "white" paint a little bit pink/orange to counter the green cast. I'm using Starfire glass so I don't have to worry but it is good to know. I'll keep it in mind in case I use regular glass in the fu...
by Bill Ames
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The whitest of them all
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: The whitest of them all

Thanks!
by Bill Ames
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The whitest of them all
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

The whitest of them all

I want to put bright white background on a piece of reverse glass. I want the brightest whitest white I can find. I see One Shot has White 101-L and Polar White 130-L. Would anyone be so kinda as to take 30 seconds and tell me which is the whiter of the whites? Both suppliers here in Baltimore were ...
by Bill Ames
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another Sign Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Another Sign Movie

I just checked out the Billhead Font and it is similar but not quite as ornate. Both are very nice fonts though. I'm absolutely in no position to criticize the guy's techniques or brush strokes. Mine are way rough but then again this is just a hobby for me and not what pays my bills. As with all thi...
by Bill Ames
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another Sign Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Another Sign Movie

Interesting video. I really like some of the fonts they briefly show.

https://vimeo.com/44200022
by Bill Ames
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Site Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Site Question

I've already tried the double click thing. Maybe it is my browser? I'll look into that. I never thought to enlarge the image in the browser. That may work as well. Thanks for the help! This is probably a silly question with a simple solution I'm overlooking - Can someone tell me if there is a way to...
by Bill Ames
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Site Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Site Question

This is probably a silly question with a simple solution I'm overlooking - Can someone tell me if there is a way to view the images "full size"? I can't seem to find a way but often would like to see more of the details in the pictures being posted.
by Bill Ames
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering

I much prefer Dylan's original too. The thing I like about Leandro's video is that he put forth effort into each of the cards. I think I read somewhere that Bob only drew 6 of the cards in the original video. Of course it's obvious that the original's focus wasn't on hand lettering or creative sign ...
by Bill Ames
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush Trimming
Replies: 0
Views: 1398

Brush Trimming

I need to get finer lines than the 10/0 Princeton Select Scriptliner brushes I can find locally will make. I'm wary of buying a brush online since I can't see it\feel it first. I'm going to buy a few of them tomorrow and try to trim them down to make finer lines. Is there anything special I need to ...
by Bill Ames
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transparent Glaze - How to question?
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: Transparent Glaze - How to question?

Mike, Thanks for that advice. I know even less about paints than I do about the rest of the stuff I've asked about. I'll file that away for future reference. I'm sure it will come in handy. The synvar varnish that I picked stated it was for oil and acrylic. I was looking at the Damar Varnish on the ...
by Bill Ames
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transparent Glaze - How to question?
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: Transparent Glaze - How to question?

OK, so I went the route of using the transparent artist color and some varnish. The art store here in Baltimore had a very limited selection and the employees had and even more limited knowledge of the items and application. I picked a synvar varnish since the label said it was water clear. I took i...
by Bill Ames
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transparent Glaze - How to question?
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: Transparent Glaze - How to question?

Thanks for all of the replies.

In regards to using Transparent Oils, how should I strain the mix? Can I just pour the mixture through some fabric?
by Bill Ames
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transparent Glaze - How to question?
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Re: Transparent Glaze - How to question?

Thanks for the replies. It looks like this is a little more complicated that I initially thought thought. I looked online and it seems I'll have no trouble getting HOK. Locally I should be able to locate artist's colors. I'll probably give that a try first. Is there any special varnish I should look...
by Bill Ames
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transparent Glaze - How to question?
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Transparent Glaze - How to question?

Hello. This is my first post to the board but I've been lurking for a while. I'm constantly impressed by the level of work I see here. This forum has also been a great help since there doesn't appear to be anyone in Baltimore that I could bother for some advice. So, I'm making my first attempt at a ...