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by Roderick Treece
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Gilders pads
Replies: 0
Views: 657

New Gilders pads

For anyone that maybe interested I started making small gilders pads that are 4" x 4" . Just large enough for a book of gold. I place a book of gold on it and gild right out of the book. You can also use it traditionally by placing the leaf on the pad and cutting it but I have a larger pad I like to...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Glue chipping

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by Roderick Treece
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: TAKING UP SIGN PAINTING
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: TAKING UP SIGN PAINTING

Best to decide what your going to paint then buy the brushes you need. Glass, wood, Stucco, Showcards. Lot's of deferent brush so narrow it down first and start with that
by Roderick Treece
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My First Reverse Glass Gild Sweetleaf Coffee
Replies: 13
Views: 2989

Re: My First Reverse Glass Gild Sweetleaf Coffee

Jen,
Looks very professional ,thanks for posting your photos.Keep up the great work.
by Roderick Treece
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Art-O Grapgh projectors
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Art-O Grapgh projectors

NEWS BULLITAN !!!!
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by Roderick Treece
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 3153

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

That is the same art as the last ones I did for a prop house in Burbank,That to John Studden. Tedius little things they are.
by Roderick Treece
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Shop tour
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Shop tour

Hi Aaron,
Thake a look on my "Videos" page of my web site. You can get a good sense of my space. Everything is on wheels and I am constatly rearaging thing depending on the project.

http://www.customglasssigns.com/videos/
by Roderick Treece
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: bubbles in reverse painted black
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Re: bubbles in reverse painted black

24" x 30" x 1/4" clear glass panel. Black background painted using a spray mask. One shot black w/ gardner. Rolled on with a foam roller then brushed over to knock down bubbles. Let it dry 1/2 an hour then pulled the mask for the text. Let it dry over night. Water gilded the text. It was prefect unt...
by Roderick Treece
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: bubbles in reverse painted black
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Re: bubbles in reverse painted black

Hi Tyler,
This is a black panel that was painted using a mask. Black ground with water gilded letters. The bubbling is where the gold is laying so yes it must be a reaction from the paint to the gold sealing it up.I've been doing the same process for years with no adverse reactions before.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: bubbles in reverse painted black
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

bubbles in reverse painted black

Wondered if anyone else has had this problem. I know Dan had an issue with mixing size but this is just straight one shot black. I started with clear 1/4" glass. Cleaned it with distilled water and Bonami.Let it dry and bluffed it clean. applied a mask and rolled on black one shot with a few drops o...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transfer motive on reverse glass gilding..
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Transfer motive on reverse glass gilding..

Hi Marius,
You can perforate your pattern with a large needle for a small design.After perforating flip it over and lightly sand the back to take off the high spots.
You could also screen print the design.

Good luck
by Roderick Treece
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Le Franc 3hr tac time
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Le Franc 3hr tac time

Anyone out there have experience with using Le Franc 3hr size? New formula. I so what would you guess is the tack time for it.

Thanks in advance

Roderick

www.gluechippedglass.com
www.goldleafsign.com
www.rawsonandevans.com
by Roderick Treece
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: need advice on leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: need advice on leaves

Hi Megan,
I always try and do the mirroring first then do all the painting after. Good luck with it.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screen Printing_One Shot Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 3349

Re: Screen Printing_One Shot Paint

Why couldn't you thicken the One Shot with paint thickener ? Fumed Silica perhaps?
by Roderick Treece
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Presentation- Portuguese Letterhead

Bon Gia David,
Sorry I didn't get to meet you when I was traveling in Portugal. I loved Lisbon. I think you can make a go of it there. Even glass signs

Roderick
by Roderick Treece
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How was this made?
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: How was this made?

I'd have to see better photos to be able to tell you anything.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sand Blasting/Etching
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

For a very even etch over a large glass panel your going to need to get away from the panel.Possibly in a booth. Use lower pressure but higher voloume of media with a larger tip.
by Roderick Treece
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sand Blasting/Etching
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Sand Blasting/Etching

I would suggest buying a used tow behind compressor with at least a 5 sack pressure pot with a big nossle. It'd going to need an air dryier to.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Carving Brandy
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Carving Brandy

Hi Doug,
It's alway a pleasure to see what your up to. It came out great !
by Roderick Treece
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Favorite Products
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Favorite Products

Hi Susan,
Welcome to the forum. Show everyone your piece you made at my workshop and maybe the other one too. I like most of Letterhead sign supplies products , W&B Gold Leaf to start.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 192786

Re: Original Dead Men

He's to busy out in the woods stealin more dam trees.
by Roderick Treece
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: after some advice/ideas on my design
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: after some advice/ideas on my design

Hi Megan, I like your design to start off. I would rethink your choice of materials though. The issue your going to have is having all those reflective finishes next to each other. Espeacially the gold and silver. You won't see a defference between them. I would suggest adding some painted areas or ...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf glass mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Gold leaf glass mirror

Hi Bruce, Thanks,glad you like it. Now I just have to figuire out how to do the antique mirroring with paint and leaf like you do. Maybe I should come over for a workshop! Tried many time with no success. Yes Eddie Verdoyak is a real guy. Google his name ,add chicago in there. He was a big Chicago p...
by Roderick Treece
Sat May 31, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf glass mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Gold leaf glass mirror

Hi Tyler, The background is antiqued silver mirror and the gold leaf is antiqued oil and water gilded leaf , 12k.18k.22k and 23k. Here is a link to my face book page that shows the whole process.No paint splatter or sponging. https://www.facebook.com/roderick.treece Sorry I don't know how to make th...
by Roderick Treece
Fri May 30, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf glass mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Gold leaf glass mirror

Thought I might post a photo of the gold leaf mirror I just finished.
by Roderick Treece
Mon May 26, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

Trip, You could also look for off set printing ink from ww.Vansonink.com. They make transparent printing ink. Megan, After you finish everything and have open windows you can take a clear base like Fiberseal , frog juice, One shot clears and mix the transparent ink into the clear a little of each at...
by Roderick Treece
Thu May 22, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

Hi Trip,
Thanks so much for that. I sent you a private message.
by Roderick Treece
Thu May 22, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

Trip, Danny might not know much but he's right on with this info. Nazdar makes transparent ink for screening but you should be sitting down when you hear the prices. If you can wait for LH sign you'll save some money. Most other paint in not transparent enough unless you use an automotive product bu...
by Roderick Treece
Sun May 18, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recommended Books
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Recommended Books

Welcome F,
Not many books written glass gilding but the classic one is Gold Leaf Techniques by Raymond J. Leblanc. Looking forward to see the photos of your Grandfather's shop and tools.
You can alway come to a workshop anytime.

Roderick
by Roderick Treece
Thu May 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Shell Gold for glass work
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Shell Gold for glass work

I have just learned about Shell Gold but haven't found anyone with experience using it on glass.For those who might not know about this here is a description. Shell Gold is pure 23.5K gold powder, which is suspended in gum arabic and then dried into tablet size watercolor cakes. Just as in watercolo...