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by Tyler Tim
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: need advice on leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

Re: need advice on leaves

Very Nice... Good Job
by Tyler Tim
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: bubbles in reverse painted black
Replies: 7
Views: 4103

Re: bubbles in reverse painted black

Roderick... I believe it's the curse of using the Original One Shot. The New formula just does not act the same. So it could be although it appeared dry it was not cured fulling. The size and leaf sealed and bonded to the paint better so the slight bit of off-gassing then migrated between the glass ...
by Tyler Tim
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How was this made?
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: How was this made?

If you look you'll see the black has cracked under the DOGS with red filling the voids in and the pin line in the N is a different shade of red. So have you consider the possibility that the red oxide color (either paint or panel) was placed sometime after it was removed from service as a way to kee...
by Tyler Tim
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 5414

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Nice piece! Are you looking to sell it? Thanks for all that additional information, Robare ....perhaps you should be a private investigator! I like the old reverse glass piece over the current digi print signage for the fitness center.... well, that's me...that's me.... Why those Digi-Print signs w...
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Clear Coating Reflective Glass Beads
Replies: 12
Views: 5173

Re: Clear Coating Reflective Glass Beads

Just an idea... try dusting your clear coat with some glass beads as well.
by Tyler Tim
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My brushes are splitting down the middle.
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

Re: My brushes are splitting down the middle.

I don't uses Trups to clean my brushes... I only use it to maintain or thin paints viscosity. I use cheap mineral spirits to clean brushes and have four jars for that purpose. First to clean oil from cleaned brush before using... one for first wash after painting... then move to next for deeper clea...
by Tyler Tim
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 18758

Re: Glass Tombstones

Erik, An inspired work... may it last the ages.
by Tyler Tim
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My brushes are splitting down the middle.
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

Re: My brushes are splitting down the middle.

David, What type of brush... paint and thinner are you using?

Beyond what Pat has stated. The only time I've had that happen was when the paint was to thin or inadvertently dipped into the wrong thinner for the paint.
by Tyler Tim
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi, Newbie Here
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

Re: Hi, Newbie Here

Hi Bobby

Those butcher paper window signs are done with big marks... not brushes

Like these here... http://www.readymark.com/products.htm
by Tyler Tim
Fri May 30, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf glass mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Re: Gold leaf glass mirror

Looks nice Roderick.

The distressing/aging... did you sponge, flick and splatter it?
by Tyler Tim
Wed May 28, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 6409

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

I've had very good results using transparent artist oil colors, like for fine oil painting. If you look on the tube, it'll say "Transparent". Use only the transparent variety. Semi-transparent and opaque types won't work. Also, on the tube, will be a color fastness rating. Get the highest rating av...
by Tyler Tim
Mon May 19, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recommended Books
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: Recommended Books

As for design... I'd pick up the book.

Mastering Layout: Mike Stevens on the Art of Eye Appeal

Will give you a good foundation as to what makes a good sign.

Hmmm OP vanished... oh well still good info.
by Tyler Tim
Sat May 17, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A little something
Replies: 0
Views: 2112

A little something

Made this one up to added to the wall glass is oval 10" x 8" wide. Still struggling with the photos... deep frame and the angle of the shot makes the outline appear off ( it's not ). Had fun cutting the oval in 1/4" glass... but real happy with the way they came out.
by Tyler Tim
Thu May 08, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: humidity and glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: humidity and glue chipping

I used a little oil filled radiator style electric heater. Set a couple boards over sawhorses placed glass on them and slid it under on low setting to warm glass. Moved glass to level bed and poured glue to allowed it to first stage dry. Was planning to put heater back under glass on low... But glas...
by Tyler Tim
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wednesday April 16 Changeover
Replies: 12
Views: 4897

Re: Wednesday April 16 Changeover

Your A Good Man Mike... Thanks.
by Tyler Tim
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Odd Find
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Odd Find

Tyler, I am the right person to ask that question I think. Click on the photo in the link and with your right arrow on your keyboard scroll through the different photo's. Black glass Looking forward what you will do with it. So Erik... on the piece you did, did you score and snap or use a wet saw?
by Tyler Tim
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: back to the future
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: back to the future

I agree... nice bit of work. Only thing is your dressed wrong for 1899... you need a bowler hat, vest and apron... along with a hand truck in the shot. If your lift was like most of mine the wind kicked up after you had it 10 ft off the ground. Please post a couple of photo's when they remove the sc...
by Tyler Tim
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Odd Find
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Odd Find

So about week and a half ago I was driving to town and on the side of the road was a large glossy black square setting on the snow.. I thought it was a piece of heavy plastic. So pulled over to grab it. Turns out to my surprise it was GLASS. Seems to be a vintage piece of Vitrolite right down to the...
by Tyler Tim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hand Lettering Mess
Replies: 6
Views: 3575

Re: Hand Lettering Mess

Look around and see if you can find a copy of Bill Boley Basiks of Lettering.
by Tyler Tim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quills
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: Quills

Hi David, Linseed oil is a drying oil, meaning it can polymerize into a solid form. I would take some Turpentine (real, bona-fide, distilled spirits of gum Turpentine, and not some Odorless Mineral Spirits or Turpenoid masquerading as "Turpentine"), and soak them and try to remove it by dissolving i...
by Tyler Tim
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Preparing glass for etching
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Preparing glass for etching

Commercial cleaners can have agents added to coat the surface to repel dirt. So I stick to the old school basics like Pat... Bon-Ami, Bo Peep ammonia or white vinegar in distilled water. Don't mix the two together as they will neutralize each other. So use one or the other mixed with the water. I us...
by Tyler Tim
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2014!
Replies: 15
Views: 8275

Re: California Conclave 2014!

Nice job one and all...

Looks like a marvelous time was had by all that could make it. Maybe one of these years I'll make it to one.
by Tyler Tim
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Double Dip Gallery
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Re: Double Dip Gallery

Tony,

Looks very nice. I really like the matte pattern in the band. Hope you have great success in your new venture.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Miette
Replies: 11
Views: 4491

Re: La Belle Miette

Inspired... I'm sure it will be highly photograph by many causal viewers who can not fathom the amount of craftsmanship that went into it's creation.

You should be very bias and with good reason.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 278278

Re: Original Dead Men

Well now Mr. Blake,

That sure adds a spit shine to it... I'll tell you what.

I thought Rick Glawson was partial to a frame that had a very similar look.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: first alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 8082

Re: first alphabet

Hi Brian,

Looks like your on your way... like the shading nicely done.

Your girlfriend should be thrilled you took the time to create a unique gift.

Don't forget the little heart shaped box full of chocolates though... :wink:

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1st Glue Chipped Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Re: 1st Glue Chipped Panel

Hi Roderick, There is a very thin brightline the flash washed it out and made things look brassy... still struggling to get good photo's. These where some quick offhand shots I took to send to Dave as I had mentioned I was working on it and he ask me to send some over when it dried. The camera died ...
by Tyler Tim
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1st Glue Chipped Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

1st Glue Chipped Panel

Hello, Well it's been a long cold winter so far... and must of had a bit of brain freeze to just jump in with both feet and chip this as a first try at it. Like I said it's been cold about everywhere this year and my cabinet is in truck building so no real heat to speak of, but we had a day when the...
by Tyler Tim
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 17981

Re: Yet another newbie

Vladimir,

Very nice... I really like how the boarder flows into the thin frame giving it more weight. Looks like this could be a companion piece to the drawings you posted earlier.

Art is a common Language and I enjoy seeing your work... thanks for sharing.
by Tyler Tim
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5790

Re: Quiz

Kevin,

If you have done this... do you have any photo's of completed work? I'll like to see them.

Tim