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by vance galliher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how would you create...
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: how would you create...

I wasn't finished... I will be making mirror glass work called reflections. a limited number per series.. of etched/deep carved/ glue chipped/gilded/mica powdered /and framed my wife says that I should make more for less...that's not my style. I will make less for more. I've gone to esty and that's ...
by vance galliher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how would you create...
Replies: 1
Views: 195

how would you create...

a market ? I've been making sign art since 1974, and at 77 I've decided to make a change.
rather than creating what someone else wants and getting paid to do it , I'm going to create what I want
and get paid because I've done it.
by vance galliher
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: airbrushing slow size...
Replies: 0
Views: 266

airbrushing slow size...

is there a certain ratio of slow size to thinner that any of you gilders have found for airbrushing ? I'm using dux slow set size. my first test was at full strength out of the can...and it worked great ! a beautiful gild after12 hrs. on my next attempt (no changes to size or airbrush setting) size ...
by vance galliher
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: to bring up this site...
Replies: 6
Views: 674

to bring up this site...

I go to my favorites and click on this site...but for last few days I've gotten this message "there is a problem with this website's security certificate"etc, when I try to show the message as an attachment, the message is... " Error File too large: IMG_0348.JPG" in order to open this site I click ...
by vance galliher
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Cobalt Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Sandblasted Cobalt Signs

i' working on a piece using cobalt blue (although it may be flash glass, color on one side) the color is delicious ! I carve on colored/rippled side. got piece from friend years ago (photo is test piece)
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: just to let you know...
Replies: 3
Views: 867

just to let you know...

there are still those of us who check in day to day..
I'm always interested
by vance galliher
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Changing Tastes
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Changing Tastes

(I somehow sent this before I was finished ) ... I love your seeing you style, but I like the "new" logo as well. maybe better in a different shape panel (?) it's more my style. I just sent the following e-mail to a designer in california... Hello Vance / Thank you for the compliments. FYI: My heroe...
by vance galliher
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Changing Tastes
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Changing Tastes

well doug, at least they used your panel shape.
style is such a period and personal matter. and remember doug, you're 100 years behind the times.
hummmm... and your "style" is uncompromised ... you are the very definition of fine artist and craftsman !
by vance galliher
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: surface gilding...
Replies: 2
Views: 837

surface gilding...

have you ever lightly scratched the finished 23k gilded domed dimensional exterior letter with 0004 steel wool ?
to see, I did, and I think the result is more dramatic !
just trying something different...
by vance galliher
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Posting Photos on this 2017 Forum...
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Posting Photos on this 2017 Forum...

I'm not sure why I have such a problem trying to post a photo. I resample the photo in corel photo-paint to 720 pixels, export to my desktop, click "attachment", then "add file", select file on my desktop, click "open"...loading green bar indicator slides to right , then triangle w/exclamation shows...
by vance galliher
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for those that have used metallic surfacers...
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: for those that have used metallic surfacers...

danny, top picture shows sign installed in 2010 , exterior. under large overhang. I used sophisticated (unsealed) . bottom photo was taken yesterday...all the "effects" are gone.

(well I tried attachment of photo 612kb...but I'm not seeing it. i'll keep trying)
by vance galliher
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for those that have used metallic surfacers...
Replies: 2
Views: 562

for those that have used metallic surfacers...

which do you prefer for exterior use... triangle coatings sophisticated finishes or modern masters metal effects ? I've used both with mixed results.
thanks for any reply
by vance galliher
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: too white !!
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: too white !!

as with grey...I see there are many shades of white.
and as with life i'll make the adjustment..and let it grow on me !
thank you for all your works on this place that has answers to
my questions.
by vance galliher
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: too white !!
Replies: 2
Views: 630

too white !!

I appreciate this site !! it is a go to for me everyday ... and has been since two thousand and 4.
thank you for your effort mike.
it may be just me but I find the white bkgd too strong for my 76 yr old eyes.
a case when the bkgd becomes the foreground
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chip drying
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: glue chip drying

the problem criag is in your drying method "placing it in front of a heater..." sticky glue will never chip...it needs to dry, but not get hot...and your glass shouldn't be hot either. do a search on glue chipping here. I have a cabinet with lights and fan, but I find placing panel on light table wo...
by vance galliher
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deep etching of glass
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Deep etching of glass

there is etching and there is carving and I would say deep carved as well, this is not an etched piece, and from the "look" of the t, a nice blast. the leaf color on the unpainted part of the o looks different than the unpainted gild on the back (?) is it ? vitaly, after rereading your post, you men...
by vance galliher
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: base coat for gold size...
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

base coat for gold size...

having senior moment...normally use oil base paint before applying size, but will acrylic paint work ? or does it really matter ? thanks
by vance galliher
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for glass etchers...
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

for glass etchers...

...what do you tell your client about how to clean the etched side of the panel ? I do know that if you wet one area, you have to wet the whole panel
by vance galliher
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Whats keeping me busy
Replies: 25
Views: 4353

Re: Whats keeping me busy

doug, are those "stings" on the violin ? look forward to seeing the whole piece !
by vance galliher
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

tyler, no problem with clear vinyl adhesion . the problems came with removal. with the combination of blasting, summer heat, and leaving it on for a couple of days, it held with great tenacity. with each letter I had to begin with single edge razor at edge of letter to separate from glass and gently...
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Whats keeping me busy
Replies: 25
Views: 4353

Re: Whats keeping me busy

when are you going to stop fooling around with this knock out kind of stuff and get busy with something of character and substance ?
hahaaaa hi doug, just amazing !!
look forward seeing the other 95'

ps ...do you every get another dog ?
by vance galliher
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

it's been re masked ,re etched, and re cleaned...and it looks spectacular !!
learned a lot about etching on this one . like water marks, don’t let the wet dry..wet and wipe, wet and wipe .... and lacquer thinner is a friend
by vance galliher
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

as a post to pat's reply... you can't clean a deburr out but you can blast it away ..and your correct, I rubbed a little to much in same small areas. (with 0000 steel wool ...out ... line, out ! hahaaa) and there is more of a polish look. they took out the transom panel yesterday and returned to me....
by vance galliher
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

not yet tyler...on my 8.5x11 page size in corel, I can only reduce the photo to 551 KB before it's almost too small to see on page .. upload instruction says max size allowable is 526 KiB. ??
the NEW!:POSTING PHOTOS on this Forum claims it's very easy, but I just don't get it ?
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

You are right on the mark pat ! The truck was my suspect soon into the detective investigation ..hahaaaa and the glass company agreed... it's been a fun and full of thought inquery ...they gave me the panel back today and I have til sunday to fit it. and my resolve to “fix it” has almost been like d...
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

sorry this thread is turning into a how to help vance post a photo...but I still don't get it ?
tyler, when you say image up, do you mean having the photo on my page in CorelDraw ?
I then click edit, but there is no "resize" in edit
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

terry, I found "export to web"...I was just selecting "export" thinking I would find it there (duh... not seeing the forest for the trees ) how do I change the resolution in "export to web" ? the preset is custom, JPEG, RGB color, standard. when I click "save as" and try to upload into forum with "a...
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

I have x5...i'll give it a try tomorrow. thanks terry
in fact, tomorrow the glass panel is coming back to me...i'll do at test blast on two small lines in lower corner and see if they're on the glass or in the glass

hopefully they will be gone
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 5190

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

easy for you to say terry..hahaaa I panic if someone hands me a remote control !
I,m in corel, click on photo, click export,...save as jpeg. places to go, but no "for web" ? where would that be ? I appreciate you help...thank you