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Roderick Treece
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi guy's,
It wasn't a lower case i. It's probably the antiquing or a reflection blocking the I. Depending on what the art work looks like ,for instance if it's a large new clear mirrored background I try and use a commercially made mirror to start. It not ever going to get any better than that. Then through a sandblasting and stripping process I've developed I create the lettering and windows for all the other layers to go.

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Post by vance galliher » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:11 pm

......i don't believe you , you're just making that procedure up..........you're going to have to show us and do a step by step....hahaaaaaaa. it's such nice work rod !....and really, do a photo/youtube step for us to view or buy......nevertheless, thanks for taking the time to post what you do.
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:42 pm

Your right Vance, You totally busted me. My secret is watching youtube videos and opening big bags of chips while drinking mask quantities of cheap beer. You would be amazed at all the great bad info you can get on you tube.

I basiclly deep carve sandblast all the outlines and drop shadows first.
Then I take industrial paint stripper and strip out any areas that will have gold lettering and open windows.
Mask of the lettering for the mica stipple acid etch.
Do the acid work.
Take off the mask and clean everything.
Then I paint in the out lines and shadows
Water gild the lettering
Place the print in the window and it's done.

Hope that helps
Your always welcome to come do a workshop anytime

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:06 am

I want to see this 3 minute youtube video of Roderick eating a big bag of chips (Crisps) and drinking a vast quantity of cheap beer. :D

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:39 pm

Sorry I haven't gotten around to the chip vid yet, Here a photo of the mirror all framed up and ready to install tomorrow.
The other two photos are from a few recent articles about the sign painter book. I spoke with a client today in New York that say's the 5th voloume of a hard bound magazine called " Man of the World" is coming on soon with a feature article with the Ralph Lauren mirrors from the sign painter book.
http://www.manoftheworld.com
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:27 am

Just installed the mirror in the home of a local client yesterday. I bet all of those clients in New York and New Jersey would love to have that !
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Ron Berlier » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Roderick - Great looking glass piece and the perfect atmosphere for it. It really shows well in his man cave/play room.
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by bob gamache » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:00 am

Nice job Rod
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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:32 pm

Here's a photo of yours truly with my latest commission from Ralph Lauren. This one is going to Japan. A big the to New York designer Dikayl Rimmasch for the great design .Such a nice guy to work with as always !
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Ron Berlier » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:01 pm

As always - great work :!: Mind giving a quick overview of how you will 'pack' this for shipping to Japan so it arrives in one piece? Just curious -
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by pat mackle » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:33 pm

Very nice job Rod. Bet it's a real knock out to see in person.
Also noticed the tiny soft subliminal black silhouette emerging from atop the curtain. Hey.... is that Tinkerbell!?

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Jerry Berg » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:21 am

Wow, that's a big piece Rod. Very nice work! I'd like to see that in person.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Julio Cesar Germano » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:27 am

Wow! Amazing!

How did you do the humming bird? I love these little fellows to bits!

Congratulations on the amazing craftsmanship!

Sincerely,
JC
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the wonderful world of lost arts - pinstriping, chalkboard art, hand-lettering and sign making.

From Brazil.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:35 am

Thanks everyone. I didn't notice Tinker Bell till after I uploaded the photograph. The Hummingbird is a print layied in behind the mirror.

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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:00 pm

Hope everyone had a great Xmas. Finishing up on the last projects of the year. Here is my favorite one .

Ron,
Here is the link to my Shipping page. I have a company called "Craters and Freighter " that crates and ships everything for me. Ralph Lauren has their own company that picks up everything at my shop which I always find very scary .

http://www.customglasssigns.com/shipping.html
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Re: Latest glass signs

Post by Dale Johnson » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:10 pm

Roderick,
I really admire your work. I guess exquisite is the best word I can think of. I am an amateur sign painter and a professional painter of every thing since I sort of retired.

My family is in San Diego and if I can see my way clear to get out there would you like a visit and I will pay for lunch. Right now I live in FL and it is a long trip to get to San Diego.

Happy New Year, Dale Johnson

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