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Roderick Treece
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Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Just finished up the last of four glass signs for one client. Got them all photographed and ready to ship.
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Tyler Tim » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:19 am

Very nice.. very nice indeed. Tell me how do you manage to get such nice photo's and what is the backdrop material?
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:03 am

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 that for more information.

Thanks

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Post by Cal Trauter » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:42 am

Thanks for sharing. Love it.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Ron Berlier » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:19 pm

Rod, as always very nice work. I must say that I'm partial to the last one. :lol:
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Tyler Tim » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Roderick

The third piece... the boarders are they Antique Angel Gilded or some other effect?
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:17 pm

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.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Tyler Tim » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:16 pm

Roderick

I like the effect.

So I know your not talking about mud puddle or ditch water... so what is this dirty water concoction you speak of?
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:32 pm

I like to make a water size that looks dirty brown by using watercolor pigments and dish soap. The dish soap traditionally is used when water gilding over paint or clear varnish when doing two tone gilding. I do my antique gilding with the glass laying down flat. I wash the size on and give it a slap with the size brush to make soap bubbles. Then I lay my gold on. The bubbles help keep the gold from laying down so when it dries those areas become antique spots.
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Post by Tyler Tim » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:35 am

Water Colors... (head slap) :lol: .
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:16 pm

Here is the front of the piece I'm working on right now.
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Post by Tyler Tim » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:59 pm

Roderick

Was wondering what it looked like from the front... looking forward to seeing the completed piece.

The outside spark line scrolling was that sandblast as it looks like it had some depth from the back side. Also when you remove the paint and silver what products are you using?

I tried some gel stripper I had on hand and the backing pant just laugh at it... maybe it's just went bad but if I'm going to buy something I'd rather know it'll work.

Thanks Tim
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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Yes the outside scrolling was depth carved then sealed with frog juice to bring back the clear. Then it was water gilded with 12K gold and backed with silver Oneshot.
I am told almost any paint stripper will work but I use a aerospace epoxy paint stripper that takes the backing paint off in a few minutes.
The silver is removed with Silver strip. I only know it as cat piss.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Anthony Bennett » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:48 am

Lovely stuff as always Roderick.

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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed May 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Here is a photo of the mirror all finished.
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Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed May 15, 2013 3:07 pm

Beautiful work Rod as usual. Classy looking piece.
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Jerry Berg » Wed May 15, 2013 5:55 pm

Very nice Rod! Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Robare M. Novou » Sat May 18, 2013 12:19 am

Excellent.!!
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Post by Dan Seese » Sat May 18, 2013 4:05 pm

Nice work as usual, Roderick.
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Post by bob gamache » Tue May 21, 2013 9:11 am

Very cool Rod......Love the burgundy fades.....great job!
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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri May 31, 2013 2:08 pm

I hope I haven't already post these posts but here go's. This is the first LED back lite etched bar mirror I've done. The challenge was to line up all the layiers so the stand off wholes matched.
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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri May 31, 2013 2:10 pm

Last three
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Cal Trauter » Fri May 31, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks Roderick,
I appreciate the talent and the sharing.
Cheers,
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Post by Roderick Treece » Fri May 31, 2013 5:49 pm

Thanks Cal,
I havn't scence it yet. Going to San Francisco to see it.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Larry White » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:47 pm

Moved this reply to it's own topic.
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Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:25 pm

Now isn't that a nice piece of work Mr. White. Tell us a little more about it.

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Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:27 pm

Here is this weeks custom mirror project all finished up. Just waiting for the frame to be finished. Mica stippled letters with 23k gold leaf water gilding
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Post by Ron Berlier » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:10 pm

Rod, as always, beautiful work :!: So, you start each of these magnificent pieces with an existing beveled mirror and strip/blast of the areas where you place your gold and art work?

Also, going back up the thread I noticed something 'Strange', to my eye anyway, on the Vardolyak Law sign (Fighting Insurance Companies..). Why the lower case 'i'?

Thanks for the share-
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Post by vance galliher » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:16 pm

.........good eye mr. berlier ! and a good question !
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Tyler Tim » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:41 pm

Ron I don't believe it is a lower case i. To me looks like it's a bits of his dirty water soap bubble sizing magic that is shading a capital I.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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