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by Dan Seese
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Thing We Call "Handlettering"
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Hey, Mike. I think your observations about what burns a memory onto our minds is accurate. However what I interpret Mark to be saying is not that hand lettering is the only thing about which one might be passionate, but that – this being the Handlettering Forum – it is something about which we c...
by Dan Seese
Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101... Flash Gilding with Mica Powder
Replies: 2
Views: 2362

Mica powder on glass

The only place I have used the mica powders is on glass. I apply it in a similar fashion to what is described above, using One Shot fast size. No need for the egg white wash since you are working in reverse on glass. Instead of a gilder's mop, I just use a foam brush and it applies it quite nicely. ...
by Dan Seese
Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Smith's Cream - Techniques and Uses
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Signmaking 101: Smith's Cream - Techniques and Uses

Danacolors Smiths Cream D406 works well for blending colors when painting a pictorial, a mural or just doing some decorative painting. I use this formula Bill Hueg wrote down for me and I've found that it always works. BLENDING CREAM (1 Quart): Mix equal portions of Boiled Lindseed Oil (1/2 pt.) Smi...
by Dan Seese
Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith's Cream
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

I'll go ahead and start that new thread and see what we can come up with.
by Dan Seese
Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5616

Jeff, Your experience refreshes my repressed memories. In '98 I was working on a window sign for Cache LaPoudre Rifleworks. It was a project where I screen printed the black line art on the windows and then applied the gold leaf, pearl, pictorial etc. Decided since I had the screen I'd buy a nice bi...
by Dan Seese
Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goin' large again...
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

Glue chip tempered & lami

Thanks for the info, Larry. I think I'll try some chipping on some tempered glass just to see how it does. I realize I've taken your post in a different direction from where you started but here is one last thought: In my limited experience I haven't had any problems with tempered glass going throug...
by Dan Seese
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goin' large again...
Replies: 7
Views: 5126

That is really beautiful, Larry. The blue split shade really sets off the silver lettering nicely. It's hard to tell from the photo but I'll bet the brown mottled background also works well with the blue shadow and the green border. Love to see it in person. I may be voicing my ignorance here but I ...
by Dan Seese
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Mahl Sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 7923

DEFINITIONS: It occurs to me that, in order to avoid confusion, I should define our terms here. Definition #1: A Mahl Stick - A stick used by artists and sign painters as a rest for the hand while working. Definition #2 AMAL Shtick - Witty, tounge-in-cheek, huckster-style text used for announcements...
by Dan Seese
Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Mahl Sticks
Replies: 15
Views: 7923

Harold Asmus, the gentleman who taught me how to letter, used a mahl stick that tapered and had a cork at the end, similar to Steven Parrish's stick described by Mike. Of course, I think the layers of paint drips added considerably to the weight of the instrument. A few years ago, after he died, his...
by Dan Seese
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: AHEM! Hand lettering!
Replies: 9
Views: 5278

Mark, Not wanting to be a Luddite or to "rage against the machine" I've been an advocate for recogonizing and using technology where appropriate. Having said that some of your points are a needed reminder for me amidst the cacophony of pressures and allurements to rely on all the latest technology. ...
by Dan Seese
Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: AKA: Handlettering
Replies: 21
Views: 11021

Mark, What a great post. You've made the leap from learning how to send an email to starting a post! This is something I think about all the time. Yesterday while I was hanging a sign a bloke from England saw me and stopped to have a chat. Graham was traditionally trained as a signwriter in 1957, ev...
by Dan Seese
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latex for backgrounds on flat painted signs
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

I usually apply my latex paints with a HVLP. I do need to thin it with some water and some floetrol or airbrush additive but it dries quickly and with 2 or 3 coats it turns out very smooth. Danny Baronian suggested sanding between coats when you roll. If I do need to sand, either with rolling or spr...
by Dan Seese
Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Production of Glue Chip Samples...
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Hey Larry,
I'm curious about the purpose of these samples.
Are you doing a whole bunch of the same thing to be able to give to potential clients or do you plan to do differnt kinds of treatments on each 8" square one you've finished chipping them?
Or is it experimentation for your own purposes?
Dan