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by Ron Percell
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 20623

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

look at the concentrated amber varnish-linseed. if it was silicone, the dots would be clear, nothing would of stick.
by Ron Percell
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 20623

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Oil and Synthetic separated, it curdled the gild. ________________________________________________ Want to slow Gilders Fast Gold Size? try adding a small amount of our VOC-free 24 hour size, 100% pure fat oil. Gilders "Honey-Oil" 24 hour Gold Size is designed for surface and Architectural gilding. ...
by Ron Percell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice on brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 4537

Re: Advice on brushes

good job Olivier.
by Ron Percell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Re: Varnish

Bump
by Ron Percell
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs In Movies
Replies: 23
Views: 31037

Re: Signs In Movies

You can see some my work in the movie "Peggy Sue Got Married", "Tucker" and "Howard the Duck". My Father Warren and I worked in conjunction with Barber signs. Peggy sue got married and Tucker had the most period pieces to recreate. Peggy Sue Got Married http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkT_IUwnjF0 Tuc...
by Ron Percell
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 13485

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Second batch of leaf looks like the Chinese leaf. Many of the Manufactures over seas have replaced their supply chains with Chinese Gold Leaf. The problem with the " Janky " Chinese Gold Leaf is that it's fractured from how they press it. Those of you ordering these discounted Chinese Gold might soo...
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Re: Deadman Meet 2012

The darn horse wouldn't stand still. Sounds like you need to make the journey west.
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Deadman Meet 2012

Got back from Larry White "Deadman" Meet and had a great time. Took some time on the last day to do a video walk through for those who couldn't make it out to the San Francisco Bay area for one of the best Gilder's Meets going. here's the link: http://letterheadsignsupply.com/letterhead-info/past-le...
by Ron Percell
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush oil
Replies: 22
Views: 9514

Re: Brush oil

I bought a barrel of Machined Lard Oil to use, brushes stay fresh for years. Some suppliers of the past used raw lard oils in which would attract insects and vermin. Machined Lard Oil has gone through heating/cooking and filtering process, this is key in avoiding pests. Some of the oils mentioned ab...
by Ron Percell
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending behind glass problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6148

Re: Blending behind glass problems

Erik, I believe it's painted on too thick, notice how it looks like a palate that had extra paint on it that dried and wrinkled up. Vance, "too fat" might reference thickness not necessary in this case, where as Doug mentioned Linseed oil, in which I agree with and use, is much closer to the consist...
by Ron Percell
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frog Juice over Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 7297

Re: Frog Juice over Gold

Frog Juice has held up for us 7 years when 3 coats are applied by brush with out thinning. R.Glawson Had a panel facing upright on top of his van that boasted 10 years of performance and counting. If your thinning frog juice you'll find the product tend to buckle up or crack apart. Wait for your gol...
by Ron Percell
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: corafoam
Replies: 18
Views: 9611

Kristi & I 've used this on the last couple of monument signs.

Works just like the other foams, although there was a "fish" smell to it when we opened the containers and also when cutting the product, not bad for the cost savings.
by Ron Percell
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rick Glawson Article from American Breweriana Journal...
Replies: 10
Views: 3630

Great way to start the day Mr Blake.

Thanks!
by Ron Percell
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Combining Gold and Micas
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Hi Kelly, Gild the faces first, then flash the gild and edges with shadow Kaolin, micas can get all over the kaolin will help reduce surface contamination. Now size the edges and coat with micas when the size is ready. A great effect is to blend the micas on the edges from dark to light, with a gild...
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirroring stains in sandblasted areas
Replies: 15
Views: 6490

The alcolhol is just a step through base chemicals.

Alcolhol added to water size, accellerates dry time and helps reduce snail trails from gelatin deposits, use less than 5% and work fast.
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirroring stains in sandblasted areas
Replies: 15
Views: 6490

Try alcohol
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Surface Gild Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Disney experienced a simular experience with bubbles when finishing the Animal Kingdom, it ended up being carved wood that was infested with bugs, they had to place all of the carved projects into shipping containers and fumagate, after refinishing, it happened again, this time due to the bugs decom...
by Ron Percell
Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Memorial Conclave 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

The Memorial Conclave 2006

Here's a page on "The Memorial Conclave 2006" Letterhead Meeting
http://www.letterheadsignsupply.com/conclave_2006.htm

I want to Thank Rick Sacks & Danny Baronian for the additional photos!
by Ron Percell
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Removing gold from unwanted areas
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

I use air pressure on surface jobs, my air nozzle has a rubber tip that helps.
by Ron Percell
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: All Carving LH Meet....the last one
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Bump
by Ron Percell
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson's "Last & Final Book" 1950 Ornate
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

I'd have to agree with Frank.

Doug,,you have that "Wood Chuck Look",, all joking aside, your work is excellent.
by Ron Percell
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue won't adhere
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Are you using tempered Glass, thus needing several applications. I use 100 grit Aluminum Oxide. Very little to no chipping sounds as if theres not enough tooth for the glue to grab. A couple of years ago I recieved many calls from folks with the same problem, one thing they all had in common was tha...
by Ron Percell
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: EC Matthews: Tricks of the Trade ; Jan. 26, 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

Mike,
I think your right on target, good point
by Ron Percell
Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Have Stabilo pencils changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Hello Mark, Stabilos are still made the same way with the same material, and this information comes from the direct source in Germany. Maybe it's the paint that has changed this date 01.26.06. Here's a tip for hot days , and for getting a sharp/fine tip with stabilos: place them in the freezer for 5...
by Ron Percell
Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hamilton Bank Note-Completed & Framed!
Replies: 54
Views: 47441

Outstanding!
by Ron Percell
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: EC Matthews: Tricks of the Trade ; Jan. 26, 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

Cool tid-bit Mike,

I'd think you might also be able to use shellac for this too.

Any imput


Thanks,
Ron
by Ron Percell
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold wipes right off glass
Replies: 9
Views: 3384

Mikes & Kent are correct, increase to at least 5-6 diamonds and when using Palladium or Silver increase the amount.

You should also try Mikes method to find your best results on a test panel.
by Ron Percell
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Articles Hidden Gems
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

Old Articles Hidden Gems

I Often enjoy going back thru old issues of magazines my father & I've collected over the last 50 years, to reread and gain additional perspective and a different point of view. It's interesting after spending so many years in the trade, the differences in how one might of viewed an article early on...
by Ron Percell
Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Composite Leaf?
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Hello John, 1Shot acrylic clear and Chromatic Acylic Clear will work fine. I also use frog juice straight from the can, but avoid thinning it very much, thinning is the most common problem folks have, resulting in breakdown. When gilding I prefer to wait until the Gold Size has closed completely. In...
by Ron Percell
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint for Marker Board?
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Hi Raymond,
Mask & Sand well with a Green Scuff pad or 400 grit, then degreese and paint with One Shot(Hardener is optional) or spray with your Krylon.

I'd Rollar coat them myself with One Shot.

Have a Great Day Raymond,
Ron