It is currently Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:58 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
  Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tiki bar sign
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:43 am
Posts: 5
Hi all! I just wanted to share a glass project I recently finished. Half my basement is a print shop and the other half is a tiki bar (yes, I spend a lot of time in the basement.) I decided to try my hand at a large glass piece for behind the bar.

It is clearly a total amateur job :lol: , but I'm proud of the end result, and looking forward to future projects. I can't thank the contributors here enough for the vast amount of knowledge shared on this forum!

Sorry for the lousy pics; the lighting is (mercifully) low in the bar. The water and word "Pineapple" are glue chipped. There are areas of solution silver, water gilding, and a screened pattern border, but most of it was reverse painted oils backed with aluminum leaf.

Thanks for looking, and feel free to drop by for a mai tai if you're passing through Connecticut. :D

Attachment:
PL1.jpg
PL1.jpg [ 268.18 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
Attachment:
pl2.jpg
pl2.jpg [ 240.77 KiB | Viewed 576 times ]
Attachment:
pl3.jpg
pl3.jpg [ 250.76 KiB | Viewed 576 times ]


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiki bar sign
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:29 pm
Posts: 313
Location: Fort Collins, CO
It doesn't look like an amateur job to me, Paige. Nicely done!
Thank you for sharing it.

_________________
Dan
"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne."
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

http://DanSeeseStudios.com
http://www.DanSeeseStudios.com/blog/
http://www.facebook.com/DanSeeseStudios


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiki bar sign
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:43 am
Posts: 5
Dan, thanks for the kind words. Your work continues to be a great inspiration to folks like me.

Looking forward to working on more glass projects as the looming New England Winter forces me to tinker indoors.

Paige


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiki bar sign
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:36 pm
Posts: 206
Location: Portland, Oregon
Pretty hot stuff there. The border looks quite interesting - any good pix of it?

If you silkscreen in your basement, how do you exhaust the fumes? Enquiring minds want to know...

_________________
where am i? Now, when i need me...


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tiki bar sign
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:43 am
Posts: 5
Thanks lots Lee. Attached are a couple border and screen pics. I'd sandblasted it, but after back-painting the etching ended up being really subtle. I also gilded a 1/2" border up to the etched edge - a paper cutter worked out well for making thin strips.

The printed border is a fijian tapa pattern I had vectorized for an earlier project. When printing oil- or rubber-base inks downstairs I run two squirrel-cage blowers that vent outside. This setup works well for cigar & pipe smoke too. :D Honestly, most of my volume screenprinting is on paper with water-based inks.

I mixed a real frankenstein ink: slow size and white oil paint with a few drops each of japan dryer and penetrol. This seemed to adhere and yielded the transparency I wanted, with the viscosity of letterpress ink: thick and sticky as honey and stringy as bubblegum. And it wasn't about to dry in the screen. I did have to do some touch-ups.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Paige

Attachment:
screen-border.jpg
screen-border.jpg [ 253.47 KiB | Viewed 336 times ]


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Greenmiles v1.1 desgined by CodeMiles Team -TemplatesDragon-.