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by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: asphaltum............
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: asphaltum............

Having used asphaltum in printmaking classes as a acid resist on copper and zinc plates we successfully added turps in small increments and allowed the asphaltum to absorb it overnight. Stirring the mixture and adding small amounts of turpentine until it reached the desired consistency was the basic...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Source for more exotic variegated gold leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Source for more exotic variegated gold leaf

Thanks for the information. I agree that current variegated leaf has a very predictable pattern and can be quite monotonous, particularly on large areas. I have earlier work from the 1960's that shows a randomness in the pattern that I feel is more desirable and I will continue to search out some of...
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Source for more exotic variegated gold leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Source for more exotic variegated gold leaf

Most variegated gold leaf comes in the basic red, blue green and black. Is there a source for more exotic variations of the variegated leaf? Variations can be created with glazes but looking for other sources. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vinyl on convex glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Vinyl on convex glass

Looking at a number of 3'x3' convex glass panels to be gilded and wish to use computer cut vinyl for background black (gilder's black) probably applied with a roller and subcontracting this part out. Being BCS (before computer cut stencils) I would like to know which vinyl is a good choice...one tha...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipped glass
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Glue chipped glass

Of course. I should have suspected this since the overall chip pattern was so consistent. I did find that on a previous project this "commercial chip" glass provided an interesting variation when it (the commercial chip) without gilding was overlaid on a brightly burnished glass piece which was posi...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipped glass
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Glue chipped glass

Just curious. While recently completing a gilded glue chipped project I decided to gild a small piece of commercial chipped glass from a stained glass outlet. The difference was remarkably noticeable. The commercial piece gild did not have the bright quality of the traditional flat glass piece I had...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hardner and Gilders Black Enamel
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Hardner and Gilders Black Enamel

Hello. Just curious if hardener can be added to Gilder's Backup Black Enamel without problems when screenprinting on glass. Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disney Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 4762

Re: Disney Paris

Hi Eric,

Please post some of the gold work if you would since I probably won't make it to Paris. Thank you. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf on glass versus vinyl gold products
Replies: 14
Views: 4355

Re: Gold leaf on glass versus vinyl gold products

Mark, Thank you for your input regarding the gold leaf versus vinyl gold. Could you elaborate on what you felt was NOT so impressive about the vinyl/ Appreciate your views. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf on glass versus vinyl gold products
Replies: 14
Views: 4355

Gold leaf on glass versus vinyl gold products

As a Steve Parrish era artist I would appreciate any input which supports the fact that genuine gold leaf on glass is superior to the vinyl gold products. My portfolio of glass examples and work shown on this site do a fine job but frequently clients can only see price. Thanks for any assistance in ...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screenprint exposure
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Screenprint exposure

Been screenprinting on glass and plex for several decades and have encountered most of the usual problems regarding photo emulsions such as exposure times, vacuum tables, transparencies, timing, shelf life, etc. Today I discovered another problem. Using TZ emulsion and applied as usual. For small jo...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon May 18, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Eigenbrot Brewery Curved glass signs
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: Eigenbrot Brewery Curved glass signs

Dave, Your observation about the distilled water and the foil caps is hopefully another addition to improving glass gilding. I do believe that we all struggle with trying to achieve the best gild so I am heading for the store today. Thanks for your superb images and text. I agree that they are spect...
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: chipping question
Replies: 22
Views: 5636

Re: chipping question

I am curious about the glue dispenser that Jerry found. Can you share this information? Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chip glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Glue Chip glass

Trying to resolve the glass glue chipping concerns such as delayed and partial chipping I conducted some comparison tests on a current project. The short answer to the problem is simply "the glue". I did side by side comparisons of two different hide glues. Both examples were preceeded by identical ...
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chip glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Glue Chip glass

Just curious about glue chip. Having success with chipping but invariably need a second chip to eliminate all of the frosted areas. 80% to 90% chip with first chip including some rather large (but desirable) chips. Chipping follows applying glue mix (1:1 1/2) to warm glass, allowing 4-6 hours at roo...
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass gild texture
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Glass Gild Texture

Thanks for the input. I have always used Manetti 23K, fresh distilled water and gelatin sheets from Letterheads (the sheets stored in air tight bag). The problem appears to be after the second gild but not uniformly on the glass. The second gild brightens nicely but the patch areas do not match the ...
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass gild texture
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Glass gild texture

This may seem unimportant however I would like to know the reason for glass gild which shows a very fine "texture" appearance in the gold. This occurs on occasion after the second gild (patching) has dried and a final "wash" with boiled water. The second gild brightens the gild nicely however after ...
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Hello. As advised, I simply continued the process with the original glue in place. Worked fine. My concern has been expressed by so many when we live in an area that has relatively high humidity. Seldom below 50 per cent. For smaller pieces, such as the current one, I use a tent affair (Box) over a ...
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Glue chip glass

Advice needed. Having completed approximately 75% of a glass piece chipping, the humidity and heat were interrupted for 10 hours. Which is the preferred method to resume chipping? Simply resume the process or remove glue and apply new glue to unchipped area with proper heat and humidity. This is a m...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf workshop UK
Replies: 17
Views: 8035

The workshop photos are great. The work is beautifully produced and the steps are very helpful to the viewers. Question: The 11th photo shows an image on the face of the glass. Is this achieved through a screenprinted (on the face) image or has an opaque (line) transparency been placed on the face a...
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold backup and embellishment
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Gold backup and embellishment

As an oldtimer trying to get into the mainstream with glass gilding I have been following the site's excellent advice. It has been a real treasure and I am hoping to attend one of the workshops in the future. Recent vertical work on glass required the usual burnish gold characters and logo with drop...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed May 21, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Morris minor glass panels
Replies: 29
Views: 9555

Simply great work again. Is the small graphic for the side of your van digital, screenprinted. brush or ? Keep the fine work coming our way. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back up paint for mirroring
Replies: 12
Views: 3374

Mirror backing paint

Hello. I have a question regarding the backing paint described above. "What solvent/remover is needed to remove this backing after it has dried and cured?"

Thank you for the great information provided on this sight. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blistering Paint Outlines on Glass Gilding
Replies: 10
Views: 6587

I have been unable to get Dekkor (for backing up gold on glass) in quart size. Is there a source for this product?

Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-up enamel
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Back-up enamel

Having difficulty getting back-up enamel for glass gilding. Would prefer quart sizes rather than the 5 oz tubes.

Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Promoting Glass Gold Leaf
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Promoting Glass Gold Leaf

I will be meeting with members of an historic preservation commission in the near future and wondering what can be advanced to support the notion that 23K Gold Leaf and Glass Gilding is a preferred approach to historic preservation rather than vinyl gold. Re-introducing it to an area is difficult. M...
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old method of advertising on screen doors
Replies: 9
Views: 4797

Painting on Screen Doors

I too was fascinated by the logos on screen doors that I noticed when growing up. Rainbo bread was the most popular. I had no idea how these were produced but as a college student I tried versions of this in screenprinting classes in the 60's. I recall seeing serigraphs (screenprints) on paper produ...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Azora Cigar sign Step-by-step...
Replies: 33
Views: 25529

Great work and excellent examples illustrating the process. Do you use a drying agent in your "booth"? Previous posting indicated that a drying agent was available through Home Depot ("Dry Out" I think). I have been unable to locate this or similar agents at the home improvement outlets. Is there a ...
by Robert Schwieger
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restored glass signs for pub
Replies: 24
Views: 10365

Hello,

Great work and visuals as usual. Do you airbrush the blend?

Keep up the great postings.

Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Azora Cigar sign Step-by-step...
Replies: 33
Views: 25529

These postings are extremely helpful. The information is invaluable for those of us who are unable to attend the fine workshops that are available. Keep up the postings and the examples of the outstanding work being done today.

Bob