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by Julio Cesar Germano
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bitumen and Asphalt, dentistry HF and assorted questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

Re: Bitumen and Asphalt, dentistry HF and assorted questions.

Hey there, BradG, I edited the question about the Tamiya paints a little later. I was hoping to use the tamiya because it was the only decent paint I found around here... There's no 1-shot retailer in the country and because it's flammable, most online stores can't deliver it from overseas. I'll be ...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bitumen and Asphalt, dentistry HF and assorted questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

Bitumen and Asphalt, dentistry HF and assorted questions.

Hello everyone and brace yourselves! Are bitumen and asphalt varnish the same thing? I know bitumen and asphalt are derived from the same petrochemical gooey stuff, but I thought it best to check before buying it. I found a dentistry supply shop that keeps and sells low concentration HF without havi...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

Re: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!

Hello again. Finally a break from writing other people stuff and back to writing my own stuff. :D Lee: Art stores around here are quite limited to drawing and painting stuff. The silk screening supplies I have were bought from a place that says it's dedicated to sign-making, but it veers towards lar...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

Re: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!

Hey Lee, Thank you for the advice on window/wall printing! I've seen a couple of videos and was very curious about it. The problem was (and is) that I'd never done any screen printing at all. Nothing like some hands on failure to teach a couple of things. I'm currently working on a claw-like thing I...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Suddenly we have a gilded glass!
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

Suddenly we have a gilded glass!

So... Happiest of years to everyone! Been a long, long while since I've last been here and I've been up to my neck with so many things... Here are some of my recent attempts at glass gilding, I've spent (wasted) a whole booklet ( :cry: ) trying to do it before finally getting it sort of right. The f...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oil paints and Enamels
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Oil paints and Enamels

@K. Smith I can't find anyone in SP who sells higher end enamels... I'm just looking for some time to try the oil paint mixing. Will post the results. @E. Winkler Old timers are bloody geniuses... It kills me that I hadn't thought of that O.o.... Thank you both for the responses. Will definitely tes...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oil paints and Enamels
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Oil paints and Enamels

Hello good folks! I've been having a hard time trying to find decent enamels for glass work. There is nothing along this line down here... Any and all enamels I found, are very low pigmented paints and it's a given you'll be doing multiple layers to cover whatever your trying to paint. I've been abl...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18351

Re: Latest glass signs

Wow! Amazing!

How did you do the humming bird? I love these little fellows to bits!

Congratulations on the amazing craftsmanship!

Sincerely,
JC
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recipe for gold size.
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Recipe for gold size.

So I was strolling around the internet looking for gold sizes to purchase and I come across a recipe for making gold size. To boot, it needs the most common thinner for oil paints, linseed oil. It's sold by the gallons quite cheaply... The gum animi might be tricky to get. So I was wondering if gum ...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

So that's how you fold those corners!! :shock:
Does it make a difference or is it just aesthetic? I hope it's fine the way it is... some of the corners are pretty tight...

Thank you for the images eric!
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

At last.... After a very kind donation of chamois leather by Mr. Terry Colley and a couple of months delay due to excessive work, here it is... It was quite simple doing it and It will hopefully serve me well for quite a long time. It is 15x21 and I haven't spread whiting on top of it yet. :D One la...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed May 08, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painters in MD/DC/VA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

Re: Sign Painters in MD/DC/VA?

This is great! I've been doing some chalkboards around town, but they are all rather small. Wish somebody around here had a big wall for me to use... I have a thread with some of the stuff I did in the past months, regrettably things are slowing down and people are dropping the chalk signage... agai...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Basic set of lettering brushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 4036

Re: Basic set of lettering brushes.

Thank you all for the great advice and kind suggestions.
I will look into the mentioned sources and will save money for a new set as soon as I can.

Sorry for the late response

Wishing all the best of luck in all endeavours,

Julio Cesar
by Julio Cesar Germano
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

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

Long time no see... Hey there, it's been to long :) My calligraphy business is shifting up a few gears (Huzzah! :D) the past few weeks, and the chalkboards ended up on the sidelines. Regrettably the clients didn't call me, which means they don't quite miss having the nice boards... :( Nevertheless, ...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Basic set of lettering brushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 4036

Basic set of lettering brushes.

Hey there, I bought the Gold Leaf techniques by Kent H Smith and I'm looking to work my way through it. So I need to get me some quality brushes to get started. However, lettering brushes are really hard to come by here in Brazil. I want to buy a basic set of brushes to get started with sign-paintin...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Hey there, just an update. Surprisingly I still haven't gotten my hands on any sueded leather... A little disappointing and frustrating to be honest. I thought about something though. What about some well worn denim? As it gets old it smooths out and is quite the strong fabric. I bought me a gilder'...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

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

Hi there, New week, new board. The snap line has cut down my working time considerably, and while this is means less time for the same money, it also means I'm spending less time on the few signs I have to do. Kind of miss that extra half hour of getting my lines straight. Maybe it's just that I'd r...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

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

Back for an update. A little low on the sign commissions right now and I haven't had time to go around offering it to other stores. I had to deviate from working with calligraphy and lettering to buff my income in order to afford brushes and other tools for sign-making. Really sad for having less ti...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5565

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

Wow... Just wow... And, wow again... O.o

Not just for the brilliant craftsmanship and work involved, but for the amount of information contained here.
So many bits of information.

Great video and... Wow!
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Thank you Danny!
I wouldn't have dreamed that it was plain paper towels inside these.

Is there a particular reason for using mahogany?
Does synthetic leather yields the same result? Awfully difficult to find real suede...

Julio Cesar
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Making my own gilder's cushion.

Hi All, Self-explanatory title I believe. :) Anybody could give me a description of how soft/hard should a gilder's cushion be? As for the suede covering, is there a specific animal leather I should be looking for? There's a fellow here who even sells ostrich leather so there's quite a good range to...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

Thanks you all for the kind words, its really rewarding and helps me to keep going. I'm trying to put the advices to good use, but maybe just practice and experience will make it sink in for real. I find it really hard to keep away from the edges of the board. Lee - I've been doing thumbnails for a ...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12610

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Great going with the chalkboard!
I like the flourishing all around, I don't feel as confident doing them yet.

Good luck and keep up the good work!
by Julio Cesar Germano
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

Ok... When you say "cutting it with a scissor" you mean actually holding and using it like you'd do with a piece of paper? How thin must the glass be? That would be downright useful for doing small stuff... Christmas ornaments come to mind. Edit: Googled and Youtubed it and apparently it is very muc...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

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

Hi again! Thanks for the kind words and useful critiques. I'll try to watch out in future works. I've made a new board before both answers so it still has some of the flaws you pointed out, but I'm posting to keep the thread refreshed and new. http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/61775_4790...
by Julio Cesar Germano
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to the forum, new to lettering...
Replies: 11
Views: 3862

New to the forum, new to lettering...

A fresher newbie would be hard to find. Salutations to everyone, I've roamed the forum silently for a while, but decided to come out and share something. I've taken calligraphy as a hobby a couple of years ago and scavenging for information on it, found hand-lettering and sign-making along the way. ...