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by Francois Morel
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Damar embosing
Replies: 18
Views: 6113

Re: Damar embosing

Hey! Sorry Ken, never answered, time flies... Here is the test I did a few month ago... Didn' get any occasion to do a new one, but will do soon. Thnx again for your answer. I finally found Damar "rocks" at my gold leaf supplier and did a mix with turpentine, adding some of it little by little to ge...
by Francois Morel
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!

Thank you mike!
I'm now having a look to this link (looks great!).

By the way, here is a picture of the panel I did, not perfect but a good start anyway I guess.
Going to do a new one.

"Practice makes perfect" (!)
by Francois Morel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!

Thanks Doug. So before reading you I washed it with warm water to take of the glue :( I've launched a new chipping, with a tougher glue ration to see, but it looks like I have two parts still not chipping. I left the glue several hours on the glass before switching on the lamps this time but I guess...
by Francois Morel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!

Hi guys, Bringing back this topic to life... So I did my first glue chipping attempt... Build a box with warming lamps, etc. following som infos from here and there... The chipping worked. no huge flakes but nice ones anyway. My only problem is I have some parts which don't chip at all. I saw on the...
by Francois Morel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oslo Letterheads 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Oslo Letterheads 2017

NO prob'
Great!!!
Thnx!
by Francois Morel
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oslo Letterheads 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Oslo Letterheads 2017

Hey Richard,
Yes I know this is what I was saying, but a lot of people are afraid to subscribe as "we" don't know how much the workshops will cost...
Anyway...I subscribed :)

See you there ;)
by Francois Morel
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oslo Letterheads 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Oslo Letterheads 2017

Hey Richard,
I saw the workshops costs weren't announced... Do you have an approx. idea about the price?

Thnx
by Francois Morel
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting Metal Shutters
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Painting Metal Shutters

Hey Lee Thanx for your advises. Well, the shutter is brand new and galvanized if I'm not wrong. It's flat except between "slats" and yes I did a color test with a brush and obviously it's ugly. As roller won't go between slats, I choosed spraycans... So it seems we had the same idea :) I still want ...
by Francois Morel
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting Metal Shutters
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Painting Metal Shutters

Hi, I would like to know if there is a better way to paint on a metal shutter (shop). It's brand new and I was about to sand it and apply a paint for metal, then paint my logo using one shot paint. Do I need to lay a kind of primer on it before or is there another way to do the job? Thank you for yo...
by Francois Morel
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signcraft Magazine...
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: Signcraft Magazine...

You can order them on the website...

https://www.signcraft.com/product-category/back-issues
by Francois Morel
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting on a Light Box Sign (colors choice, matters etc.)
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Painting on a Light Box Sign (colors choice, matters etc.)

The other solution would be to make a vinyl mask and paint letters with a roller...to get a flat and clean fill (no stroke traces)
by Francois Morel
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Damar embosing
Replies: 18
Views: 6113

Re: Damar embosing

Hi guys, I wanted to try the embossing effect and I checked the different topics speaking about techniques etc. (damar...) As I'm leaving in France, it's not possible to follow the easiest method which would be to buy the Letterhead Sign Supply one for ex http://tinyurl.com/h4p8lwa (Impossible to ge...
by Francois Morel
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting on a Light Box Sign (colors choice, matters etc.)
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Painting on a Light Box Sign (colors choice, matters etc.)

Hi, I didn't find the answer in the "search" so I'm asking to you guys; I had several light boxes to paint and on the last one letters have to be red. Problem is you see the strokes when the box is switched on. When you use black paint, it's ok with two coats, but red looks dirty and darker (black) ...
by Francois Morel
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Urban craftsmen at work (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Urban craftsmen at work (video)

Ah Ah @ Pat...
Yes ok may be there is a kind of layout before but the move and the hand in the pocket are quite good (I guess)
by Francois Morel
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Urban craftsmen at work (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Urban craftsmen at work (video)

I don't know if you've seen this one, but I'm wondering if they've drawn the letters on the floor before...What do you think?

http://vimeo.com/36167291
by Francois Morel
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: France from the past

Nice signs spotted on this one: Picture (c) Charles Marville . (“Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris,” now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.) http://s27.postimg.org/hwloeqsxf/charles.png See it larger over here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/02/26/photos_document...
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Second hand electro pounce for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Second hand electro pounce for sale?

Thnx Vance!
Ouch ! It seems yours is definitely really powerful !! Ah Ah.
So that's the same stuff, but I would need to get a better voltage...
I'm going to ask a friend ;)

Thnx!
by Francois Morel
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Second hand electro pounce for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Second hand electro pounce for sale?

Vance, what's the output voltage of your homemade one? :roll:

@Anthony : Yes it's a "classic" link but 649$...c'mon... :(
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: France from the past

A last one for today: I will take some focus pictures of this one. This is one of the beautiful signs you can find in Paris and it's a pity (my opinion) : To have this oldschool goldleaf work wasted by all these ugly vinyle signs... This is really sad. Location (you can see it via streetview): http...
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: France from the past

This is a vintage wall painting on a building in Rue des Martyres x Rue Hippolyte Lebas (Paris 9th). When they decided to clean (new paint) the building wall, they discovered those 2 old ads hidden behind some green metal construction on the wall. There, you can see a very famous ad about the paint ...
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: France from the past

A few pictures I took in Paris:
These ones are actually "fake vintage signs" on a restaurant called "Le Progres" in Montmarte (Paris).
Location : http://tinyurl.com/ktvu2a2
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: France from the past

I just found this new link

There are some cool old signs over here :

http://www.parisenimages.fr/fr/galerie- ... in=&page=1:
Image

Too bad the pictures are a bit small...
by Francois Morel
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Second hand electro pounce for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Second hand electro pounce for sale?

Hi, I'm adding my request here to avoid creating another topic... I found this, but I'm not sure it's ok : http://euro-industry.com/pics/pic_ca.003.jpg This one seems to have two positions too, low one is 12v, high one is 15v...but with a really low Amp (if I'm not wrong) See attached: http://euro-i...
by Francois Morel
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: Old Pictures : Paris (France) 1900-2013

Hey Erik, great boulangerie sign ;)
I will post some old parisian signs soon.
by Francois Morel
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: France from the past
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

France from the past

[EDIT] Hi, I'm new here! I'm not sure everybody will consider these following pictures as "masterpieces", so I don't want to make troubles in the "Masterpiece Signs of the World" topic... I will post here sign painting (old) pictures I take in Paris, and some France related links. First one: Here is...