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by David de Oliveira
Mon May 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!

Thank you all for your opinions! I'm pretty sure it is painted directly in the glass, and they don't want it restored because there's two glasses and this one on the photo is the one in better shape( they eventually would like to preserve this ones and make a copy. I'll keep you all posted.

Cheers
by David de Oliveira
Tue May 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!

Hello everyone, This is a beautiful shop in Lisbon that needs some restoration. I've been ask for a quotation to reproduce all the glass panels, but what concernes me most is the pictorial part of it. Is very detailed and i was wondering if someone can give me an advice how to make it, should i pain...
by David de Oliveira
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!

Thank you all for your tips. The client chose exactly the sample i posted here, so i'll go with the oil size and large wrinkles. Once again many thanks.

Cheers
by David de Oliveira
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!

First test.- Water based size and fixed with varnish.
by David de Oliveira
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!

The sample i was given access to it is not a "perfect" gilding the applied gold is wrickled and not straight, i mean that's the effect they want. It also has some kind of canvas backing, maybe to aply some kind of adesive to stick to the wall. The project consists in covering the pillars of an hotel...
by David de Oliveira
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Gilded glass wall- HELPPPPP!

Hello everyone.
A client of mine just ask me for a quote for 100 square meters of gilded glass. I'll have to use fake gold leaf. What kind of size do you recomend and after the gold aplied how'll i fix it? I've never did such a large area and i need some hints.

Thank you for your help!
Cheers
by David de Oliveira
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1st Glass work
Replies: 2
Views: 932

1st Glass work

Hello everyone!
Just finished my first glasswork, it involved reverse glass painting and some silver gilding (imitation leaf!).

Cheers
by David de Oliveira
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Help me please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Help me please!

Hello everyone and happy new year! I need to do a couple of signs and i'm finding hard to do it with the detail i want. The problem is that i have to reverse glass paint a very large area and i'm not satisfied with the first test ( the flower banner on top). Is there any technique i can use to do th...
by David de Oliveira
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead

Thank you Erik,
I'll be very happy to show you lisbon and it's signs, the problem is i don't have a studio yet. I'm focusing in the glass sign now, never did it before, only my dad used to do it.
by David de Oliveira
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Advice needed!

Thank you for your sugestions, I'll probably going to use a opaque glass paint.

Cheers
by David de Oliveira
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Advice needed!

Hello everyone,
I need to a painted glass, the bottom part i can manage- some lettering with silver leaf gilding- the top part is what is bothering me, can i paint with acrylic? Check the link, its the two signs in the corner.

Cheers
David
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/29784058
by David de Oliveira
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead

Thank you Roderick, I will try, but the mentality here in relation to signs is "the cheaper the better" and it's a heart breaking experience, when you walk around the city center and see those wonderful old shops all wraped in vinyl. I've been practicing the glass sign techniques, i've never really ...
by David de Oliveira
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead

Hello everyone, My name is David de Oliveira and i'm from Portugal. Beeing a son of a sign painter, i was born amongst the paints, signs, sable brushes and mahl sticks in my dad's workshop, the smell of turps and thinner is part of my childhood realm. I've learn the trade with my father at a very ea...