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by Marius Mellebye
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transfer motive on reverse glass gilding..
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Transfer motive on reverse glass gilding..

Hi, and long time.. but I´ve started to experiment a little with glass gilding again :-) I have a question about techniques to transfer a motive after the gold is applied to the back side of the glass. I guess one method is to draw the motive and cut holes with a pounce wheel and powder the motive c...
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi from Norway..
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Hi from Norway..

Hi Bill, thats awesome! It´s never to late for some expert advices as they are always welcome! Let me know when you are back in Oslo, would be cool to say hello :-) I live at Majorstua/Frogner and have my little shop at Grünerløkka together with a motorcycle builder, near Akerselva.. both places is ...
by Marius Mellebye
Sun May 26, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Some new motorcycle gold leaf..
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: Some new motorcycle gold leaf..

Thanks a lot! :-) When painting or drawing people, I always try to choose a "cartoonish" style, since the lack of skills to make them look realistic.. but I´m practising :-) In US I guess there are quite a few leather workers doing this kind of work, but in Norway, I only know a few, but no one maki...
by Marius Mellebye
Sun May 26, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Some new motorcycle gold leaf..
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Some new motorcycle gold leaf..

A couple of motorcycle projects I´ve done after getting the new gold size from Gilders (http://letterheadsignsupply.com). I´m no expert, but so far, I have to say I like it better than the 1-shot fast size.. Still want to try the Rolco too, but I´m very satisfied with this one :-) A friends sportste...
by Marius Mellebye
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Customer video
Replies: 10
Views: 3454

Re: Customer video

Great video! I love to watch these "in progress" images and videos as I learn a lot from them and it´s cool to see how others work! Very well done! :)
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Defiantly and I´m very grateful for the help, tips and suggestions I get to improve my skills and work.. So far I´m still liking the "7" with the horizontal line over it, but not yet finished with the final design so I really appreciate all the feedback to see what works better :-)

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: St. George Lighthouse Project.
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: St. George Lighthouse Project.

Checked out the blog and it looks cool from where i stand :-) It´s interesting to see the process how you guys make these signs at a big scale!

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Thanks for the feedback! I´ll do some testing when more of the "Sanborn" project is illustrated to see the over all look of the piece..The horizontal line I did in the previous 7 was maybe a little much, but just wanted to see if I understood it right :-) Not sure I´ll keep it exactly like that. Whe...
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

If I understood you correctly this time, it´ll be a little more like this? Not sure I´ll keep it exactly like this, but did a quick change to see if I understood :-)

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Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Ah I understand what you mean now! Thanks a lot for your time and explanation! I´ll look into it :)

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Hmm.. I´m not quite sure what you mean about "a horizontal bar", but it´s probably me, struggling a bit with english terms.. as Norwegian is my main language :) But I´ll try to figure it out. Really appreciate the feedback tho! :-) When I made the "6", I copied the "2" and just flipped it horizontal...
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

hehe I wont shoot Anthony! :-) Feedback like this is a good way for me to learn.. I was just looking at it and was thinking it looked a little strange too.. is it the area in the sircle you are meaning is wrong? It should probably follow the lines at the 2 if I understand you correctly? http://farm9...
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Was following your advice Dan and sketched the 276 again, then drawing it in illustrator (I see there are still some things to fix) and fooled around in Photoshop to try to make it a little more "Sanborn" :-)

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by Marius Mellebye
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5573

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

This is absolutely amazing.. makes me speechless, and is actually making John´s music even better :-)
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Yea, it looks a lot better right away and the "weight" of the 276 is a lot more even, and still keeping the straight lines of the numbers . Really appreciate your tips, thank you! :-)

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Thanks a lot for the feedback Dan! You are absolutely right, the space between 2 and 7 looks a little too open.. I´ll try some different variations and see whats look better. I guess I´m some times blinded by looking too much and getting "used" to what I´m working on :-) This feedback is super, than...
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7919

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

eBay is full of small suede leather pieces for almost nothing.. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=suede+leather&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=suede+leather+craft&_sacat=0 I´m not sure how sharp that knife is, but I would believe that it would be easier to cut unwanted cuts ...
by Marius Mellebye
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Thanks Julio! :-) A few days ago I came across some "Sanborn Map Co." illustrations/typography.. I have never seen them before and was blown away by the look.. so I was really inspired and wanted to try make my own Sanborn inspired sign.. About to sketch it, and then I will try to draw it all again ...
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3865

Re: New to the forum, new to lettering...

The last one was pretty :-) I was inspired and did my first chalkboard too.. newbie here too :-) Keep it up!

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Wasting some quality time at my local coffee shop and the owner asked me if I wanted to draw a chalkboard sign for him.. I havent been playing with chalk since I was a kid at school, but gave it a try.. the owner was happy about it and then I guess I should be too.. Maybe I should make my own too, w...
by Marius Mellebye
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 7730

Re: visiting USA in May

Thanks Eric, still learning the names of the masters in here :-) Roderic, It´ll be even more cool to visit Freemans Alley next time and checking out your work.. It´s one of my favourites bars in NYC. First time I was there we found the place by accident.. not easy to find if you don´t know the place...
by Marius Mellebye
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 7730

Re: visiting USA in May

Found this site: http://www.glassgilding.com Seems that many of the windows are in the New York area.. Manhattan, Brooklyn & NJ. Maybe if you email the gilder, he can direct you to some good signs, or google some of the names on the window, and you´ll find it´s location! Good luck! Simply love NYC, ...
by Marius Mellebye
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question

Thanks! I can use 1-shot thinner too, right?

Maius
by Marius Mellebye
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question

Thanks a lot for the tips John!

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question

Hi Doug, yes it is is Guilders supply from http://letterheadsignsupply.com/ and the Percells :-)

Thanks for your reply!

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing up Silver Gild
Replies: 19
Views: 6461

Re: Backing up Silver Gild

Got not much experience, but it´s a beautiful design! Looking forward to see the progress! :-)

Marius
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back Up Black from Gilder´s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Back Up Black from Gilder´s question

Hi, got a package in the mail yesterday and as I have never used Back Up Black from Gilder´s before, I´m just curious.. is it supposed to be this thick? Like thick tare? I can hold it like this (up side down) and after a minute I can see it slowly on it´s way out of the can. Is it supposed to be pai...
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12618

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Exciting package in the mail today from Letterhead Sign Supply, so now there is no excuse not to try, failing and learning :-) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8464826017_97a2357a51_z.jpg Also bought my first letterhead font, to try to design stuff for ideas and inspiration.. the "Unlovable" font....
by Marius Mellebye
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Current clients looking for Gold-leaf signs
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Current clients looking for Gold-leaf signs

Thanks Jack! I get quite a few international requests, but as I said in another post, Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world, so it would be very hard for me to compete with your prices, which I totally understand :-) but it has been some jobs shipped over seas, but mostly leathe...
by Marius Mellebye
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Current clients looking for Gold-leaf signs
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Current clients looking for Gold-leaf signs

I´m not sure if this is the type you are looking for, but if it counts, I´ve only been gold leafing motorcycles.. :-) Here is some of them. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3114/2667372202_537eab8fe0_z.jpg?zz=1 http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3232/5749852285_40dde109f7_z.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com...