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by Kevin W Betz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.

Hi Andrew.

Do you put any detergent in your Size ?
Also, what do you use for Gelatin,
Capsule's or Diamond's ?

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 28
Views: 4947

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

It looks like silicone, wax or water droplets were on the glass before the centers were done.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: THEATRE COMIQUE SIGN
Replies: 0
Views: 39

THEATRE COMIQUE SIGN

I BELIEVE THIS IS IN DETROIT, MI. CIRCA 1920.
NOTICE THE WORKERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PICTURE.
I WOULD GUESS THIS SIGN IS 40 FEET TALL OR MORE.

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW. NICE WORK !
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 2017: Fate of the Handlettering Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: 2017: Fate of the Handlettering Forum

MIKE,
Sorrta like The Letterheads Magazine. Sharing.
Knowledge shared is Priceless.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 2017: Fate of the Handlettering Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: 2017: Fate of the Handlettering Forum

I will Donate $100.00. Just let me know where to send it.

Kevin Betz
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nickel Coated Glass Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Nickel Coated Glass Mirrors

Would this include Glue Chipped Glass ?

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Heating Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Heating Paint

Pat, does this include the NEW 1SHOT from PPG ?
I have not tried it yet.
I am unsure about the difference between the 2,
the New Formula after Leaded 1 Shot and the other.
Yes, the Old 1 Shot we have acts the same as before.
This New paint baffles me. I still heat my Paint as before.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Heating Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Heating Paint

Generally speaking, I try to never thin my Paint. I have found using Paint straight from the can the Best way; 1 Shot, Ronan, Chromatic, etc. In the Summer, it flows nice, warm temperatures. In the Winter I will Heat my Paint. What i mean is: I will always try to keep the paint at Room Temp. I will ...
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: RICK GLAWSON PICTURE
Replies: 0
Views: 632

RICK GLAWSON PICTURE

I found this Photo of Rick in his shop.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

Nice piece Pat.
Thanks for showing it.
Any clue as to the year it was made ?

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

Hi Pat.

Any chance you could post a picture of the Panel
you have from Rick ?

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

What is the advantage of mirroring the Glass?
by Kevin W Betz
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

I am wondering if you could tint a Varnish with a little Yellow, apply, and
allow it to dry then Water Guild with 10 k White Gold ?

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: bubbles in reverse painted black
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Re: bubbles in reverse painted black

Can you post a Picture ?

Also, you said you rolled the Black on.
When rolling Paint, there is Always small
pockets that are not filled. That is where
Feathering the paint helps. Feathering
with a Brush helps to Eliminate pockets of Air.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size

Hi Doug.

Can you tell me the name of the German Size ?
At this point, I am willing to try.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size

Lee,

Thank You for your Information.
I will try a sample piece tomorrow with the Tan Label.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size

Thank You Erik.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size

Erik, I agree 100%. All I have ever used was 12 hr LeFranc. I know they have a New Formula but have
heard mixed reviews. What do you use for a 12hr size ?

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

LeFranc 12 Hr Slow Size

As embarrassed as i am to say, i have not tried anything New. We still have a Pint of the Old Formula left. I figure i can extend this for a Year or so. May i ask for the Pros & Cons of any Product you may recommend to replace this ? Thank you kevin betz ps: If anyone has some to spare, i would be i...
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Hi Lorenzo.

The Customer had applied a couple coats of Varnish, not sure how many,
then sanded it to remove the Sheen. This helps the Size to adhere as well
as the next coat of Varnish. I am sure the more coats of Varnish over the Lettering
would achieve the look you describe.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: World Wide Gilding Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: World Wide Gilding Workshop

Can you list the Techniques involved ?

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Yes Lee, I lightly wiped left to right.
What kind of Clear do you use, if needed ?

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Hi Lee. Thank You for your response. After talking with the customer, I opted to size, leaf, burnish without Engine Turning and Shade 1st Day. I then Cleared with Sikkens and Outlined the Red on the 2nd Day. They did not want the Spin in the Gold, they wanted the Matte finish look. I cleared the Gol...
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

I am doing a wood transom tomorrow. It will be 23K, non-burnished, with a Red Outline & Black Shade. The customer will Varnish over the Job. 1- Would you Size, Gild and Clear the Gold ? 2- Size, Gild, Outline Red & finish the Black Shade, with no Clearcoat ? My thought is after he applies the Varnis...
by Kevin W Betz
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast Glass Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Sandblast Glass Sign

Photographed in Kentucky.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Quiz

Hi Tyler.

Here is the Picture I took. Now that I look at it,
I hope my memory served me right in saying this was a
Vertical Glue Chip. I only recall hearing about this Method.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Quiz

Tyler,,

No I have not done this before.
During my travels, I saw a window
done with this method.
I quite surprised to see how
well his chip came out. I will
see if I can find the Photo
to show you. How do you
Post a Photo ? I have never
done that also.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Quiz

Tyler, you are correct.
Newspaper is what holds the glue
in place as it sets up.

When doing a Vertical Glue Chip,
apply mask, blast, apply glue,
but a little thicker than normal, maybe
2.5 to 1 ratio. Apply newspaper after 2
minutes. Let rest. 1 hour later, trim
Copy and wait for the chip.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Quiz

Say a Customer wants to have a Glue-Chipped window, but the window
is already a part of his Store Front.
How would you do this ?

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Quiz

How do you Glue Chip Vertically ?

kevin