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by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

If I were to buy lights now I would go for LED light panels instead of incandisent bulbs. Their inexpensive and give plenty of light.I will try and find some info about them for you.
As for the back drops I use medium grey with a texture painted on it and black. I have white but never use it.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 15098

Re: Latest glass signs

Tyler,
The border is two toned antique water gilding with 23.5kt gold.I use dirty brown water size with soap in it to create bubbles in the size. Thanks Ron. The last one is a copy of one I did awhile back.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

This last photograph was done by a professional photographer that I hired . He had to do alot of post shoot work in Photoshop to make the image work.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

Photographing glass signs and mirrors

As anyone that has ever tried to photograph a gold leaf glass sign or mirrored sign knows it is one of the most difficult things to do. Having some commercial photographic experience from my college days has helped me a bit but mostly it's trial and error in finding out what works and doesn't work. ...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 15098

Re: Latest glass signs

Hi Tyler, Glad you like the signs. Some times a glass sign or mirror is very easy to photograph in it's natural setting within my studio. But most times I have to set up back drops and lights to get a quality photograph. I am going to start another thread to deal with this subject so take a look at ...
by Roderick Treece
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 15098

Latest glass signs

Just finished up the last of four glass signs for one client. Got them all photographed and ready to ship.
by Roderick Treece
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 28515

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Been a busy month here in the studio. These three signs are for one client. There is one more in the group that I will be working on this week. Had to spend some time to get set up to expose my own screens so hopefully It will be a big help to the process.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Customer video
Replies: 10
Views: 2841

Re: Customer video

Hi Cal,
Welcome to the forum. Sorry but I already beat you to it and saw your video before you posted it. Thanks for posting it. I enjoyed it !
by Roderick Treece
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 3963

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Hi Megan,
I would
Mask the glass
Screen print
Cut your chipping area out and weed
Chip
take off mask
Reprint design

Your print my come off if you print before chipping. The cleaning process for asphaltum and chipping is hard on paint. I haven't used asphaltum to chip in years.
by Roderick Treece
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter Movie trailer & Premier
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Sign Painter Movie trailer & Premier

I just received the news. The Sign Painter Movie trailer is out and the date for the premier is set. Thanks so much to Faith and Sam for all their hard work ! Hey everyone, It's official.....the trailer is live on Vimeo for you to share with the public- trailer link. http://vimeo.com/61006621 You ca...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

Here is a photo from the roof top bar.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

Bruce, Over the years the best value I've found in Manhattan is The La Quinta Inn. Very well located and my favorite part is it has a roof top bar that has an amazing view of the Empire State building. The Subway system is very easy to use as long as you know where you were you are and where your go...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3271

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

I had a great phone call from Kevin Betz awhile ago . He mentioned to me that as a young man he had attended a few of Rick's Conclaves with his dad.At the Conclave he asked if anyone knew you could cut glass with scissors and demonstrated it for the group. The next year he attended the meet only to ...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3271

Cutting glass with scissors ?

I heard a story about a young man years ago at one of Rick's Conclaves that cut glass underwater with a pair of scissors. Anyone remember the event and the young man ?
by Roderick Treece
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 28515

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Kevin,
Sounds good. Best thing to do is call me so we can talk about what you want to do. I would plan on at least 3 to 4 days to make something nice. Where do you live ?

www.customglasssigns.com
760 943 9299
by Roderick Treece
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 28515

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Hi Kevin, I use 1oz dry weight glue to 2oz water. There are many ways to glue chip. Best thing to do is do some reshearch on the forum and look at Rick Glawsons write up about it. There are also a few good books written about how to glue chip. Good luck. You are also welcome to come to my studio for...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 5071

Re: Skirting for ACID

If I remember correctly calcium carbonate is what they make gym and rock climbing chaulk out of Any climbing store would have it. Don't know if it works on HF though.
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Custom Glass Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Custom Glass Signs

Here you go. The main copy is oil gilded using crushed up and scumbled Paladium, Silver and very antiqued silver leaf. The border is copper leaf and the outside mirroring is 12ct white gold. I really like the way you do your heavy antiqued mirrors with water gilding. Maybe I'll have to come back ove...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

Hi Bruce,
Interestingly enough I got Bob in contact with the designer to do the on site work on RL and I did the mirrors. Small world. Once you know your dates in L.A. let me know and I will try and meet you and John.
by Roderick Treece
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

The "Alley photo" doesn't do Freeman" justice. It's a very cool pub at the other end of that alley. I did a room full of antique mirrors there a few years back. Well worth the visit.
by Roderick Treece
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

Hi Bruce, John's right. I didn't think about it but he's less than an hour north of LA and Bakersfield is around 3 hrs north.Dean and John have an amazing collection of glass sign art there. I'm 2 hr south so if you have the time your more than welcome to come on down to my studio for a tour. There'...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: visiting USA in May

Bruce, Sorry you don't have time to make it to San Diego. Don't miss a chance to meet with Larry White at the town of Machine. It will be well worth your time. While in New York try to get down to Ralph Lauren to check out the job we did last year. 381 Bleecker st Ny Ny Gold leaf windows outside by ...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Memorial Conclave 28
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Re: Memorial Conclave 28

Hi Joe,
As far as I know you just have to want to come and ask for an invite. Send it to me and I will make sure it get's to the right people.

roderick@customglassssigns.com
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Custom Glass Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Custom Glass Signs

The customer decided to add a frame. on this mirror.

The next photo of the Flood mirror was sent to me by a client yesterday

The little running Dog is for Rocket Dog shoes in L.A.
by Roderick Treece
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Memorial Conclave 28
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Memorial Conclave 28

I received a few photos from a friend today from the 28th Memorial Conclave.It was great to see old friends and catch up. For those that didn't make it, yes we talked about you and you were missed ! Thanks to Dean and John for all the hard work.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Award
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: Award

Hi Dave,
I looked at all the contestants and I think you got it ! You got my vote. Tell us a bit more about how you got into the competition.
by Roderick Treece
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 4093

Re: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf

I think at this point in history gold leaf glass signs are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.With the help of the World Wide Web more people are seeing gold leaf glass signs and the contemporary artists creating those pieces. They are also able to see the historic nature of the craft and those tha...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Custom Glass Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Custom Glass Signs

Thanks Anthony,
Hope your doing great.
by Roderick Treece
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Custom Glass Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Custom Glass Signs

Thought I would post a photograph of a nice glass bar mirror I just finished. The lettering texture was created by stippling 1 hr size into the open windows and first gilding with skewings of Paladium leaf. Then another layier of paladium and silver leaf backed up by silver one shot. I watergilded t...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 3963

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Thanks for the link Lee, I remember that step by step of mirroring the on site window. One question, why did you choose to mirror it rather than water gild 12k gold leaf ? I have purchased my mirroring chemicals from both Sara and Peacock in the past but now buy them from Del Amo in LA. They only se...