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by Kevin W Betz
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Hi Lee. Thank You for your response. After talking with the customer, I opted to size, leaf, burnish without Engine Turning and Shade 1st Day. I then Cleared with Sikkens and Outlined the Red on the 2nd Day. They did not want the Spin in the Gold, they wanted the Matte finish look. I cleared the Gol...
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

I am doing a wood transom tomorrow. It will be 23K, non-burnished, with a Red Outline & Black Shade. The customer will Varnish over the Job. 1- Would you Size, Gild and Clear the Gold ? 2- Size, Gild, Outline Red & finish the Black Shade, with no Clearcoat ? My thought is after he applies the Varnis...
by Kevin W Betz
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast Glass Sign
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Sandblast Glass Sign

Photographed in Kentucky.

kb
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Quiz

Hi Tyler.

Here is the Picture I took. Now that I look at it,
I hope my memory served me right in saying this was a
Vertical Glue Chip. I only recall hearing about this Method.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Quiz

Tyler,,

No I have not done this before.
During my travels, I saw a window
done with this method.
I quite surprised to see how
well his chip came out. I will
see if I can find the Photo
to show you. How do you
Post a Photo ? I have never
done that also.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Quiz

Tyler, you are correct.
Newspaper is what holds the glue
in place as it sets up.

When doing a Vertical Glue Chip,
apply mask, blast, apply glue,
but a little thicker than normal, maybe
2.5 to 1 ratio. Apply newspaper after 2
minutes. Let rest. 1 hour later, trim
Copy and wait for the chip.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Re: Quiz

Say a Customer wants to have a Glue-Chipped window, but the window
is already a part of his Store Front.
How would you do this ?

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

Quiz

How do you Glue Chip Vertically ?

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Magic Eraser for excess gold removal
Replies: 13
Views: 6267

Re: Magic Eraser for excess gold removal

Hi Andrew.
What was the reason for the 1 Shot Paint ?
To cover Holidays ?

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: first alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 7970

Re: first alphabet

Hi Brian. I have a few suggestions: I noticed the O and the Q. The O looks ok in shape, but the Q is not as good. They are both the same in shape: A Circle. I would suggest Drawing Lines, be it straight or circle, then pratice following the line in 1 Stroke. To many times, someone will paint the str...
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4532

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

I am glad to see the responses. Great information. It is nice to have a place to share knowledge. Altough I tried to cut Mother of Pearl, it just did not work. To thin. I did find a way, using a cnc router. I was able to rout small pieces of decorative embellishments, about 2" tall. I am not sure ho...
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 36497

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Detroit Michigan.
We have done some Glass projects in the past, but I am looking to re-kindle the Art.

Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 36497

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Hi Rod.
I might take you up on your offer. Could you give me more information as to your Workshop ?
I will try to bring my Dad with me.

Thanks
Kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 36497

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Question:

When Chipping, what Ratio are you using ?
Also, what Method is being used for Chipping ?
by Kevin W Betz
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 6010

Re: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf

Hello John.
Very Nice Work.
With the 12hr & 3hr mix, are both LeFranc ?
A Big Hello to Noel.
I Always Appreciated Your Work.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 6010

Re: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf

I am curious to know about the silk screening. We have done a few using Black for the Back up on Windows, but have not heard about using this for size. I have to assume this is for Surface Gilding ?

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The whitest of them all
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Re: The whitest of them all

Polar White.

kevin
by Kevin W Betz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New brush quality?
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: New brush quality?

I myself have not bought a new brush for 20 yrs. I am looking into some now. My Dad taught me to clean the Brush as if you were going to letter, comb the hair, then using a 75 watt light bulb, slowly pull the hair over the bulb with the curled side down. As you are doing this, make sure to use your ...