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by Chris Rummell
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipped reverse paint
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: glue chipped reverse paint

There is a tremendous amount of info accessible through the forum search function. You'll often find your question (and maybe some you didn't know to ask) has been answered to some degree in the past. A few answers to your specific questions about order of operations can be found in the post below: ...
by Chris Rummell
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My letters scratch away when i try copper glassgilding
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: My letters scratch away when i try copper glassgilding

I'm not sure how abrasive Blanc de Meudon is (looks like it's calcium carbonate), but you might try the Pierre d'Argent cleaner. It's gentler on the paint edges and works with a tiny amount of moisture. Be sure to clean off the slightly oily residue it leaves behind before moving on.
by Chris Rummell
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fire Gold
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Fire Gold

I've been digging through the old forum pages and came across a thread about fire engine scrolls and Ken Soderbeck. I thought I'd post a link here to the Fire Gold site which has lots of great reference images, links to restorers, and some history on the subject.

http://www.firegold.com/index.html
by Chris Rummell
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Razor blade holders
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Razor blade holders

Excellent info, the jeweler's hand vice looks like a good solution. For precision work I've had decent success with a pair of locking surgical forceps with snapped down razor blades, 1/4" or less.
by Chris Rummell
Tue May 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting Epoxy
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Tinting Epoxy

I've been researching a durable adhesive for smalt and have found lots of conflicting information. Some recommend Smith's Cream, however it's been pointed out to me that Smith's is more of a paint extender suitable for blending/mixing, and that it is likely to fail outdoors. Hold Fast glue is recomm...
by Chris Rummell
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Desperate for info!
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Desperate for info!

There have been several threads about this topic. If you haven't already, try the forum search feature with your keywords. Here is a link to one that consolidates a few into a single thread. http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3838&start=0&hilit=water+gild+bubbles To me It lo...
by Chris Rummell
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Thorn Tip
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Thorn Tip

I got one for a project covering a lot of square footage on glass. In my initial tests, I've found it to be slower than a regular tip mostly because I haven't figured out a way to hold onto everything at once. As Andrew said, it's not a magic device, though it does help lay full sheets in an orderly...