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by Bill DeBekker
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 11410

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

I do have some Pictures if wanted of a "NEWB" Successfully Mica Acid etching if you want them. Just treat the Acid with respect and I think your fine. (In my opinion) I think some people get so (Lack of a better word) Scared of the Acid that they start Over thinking which leads to mistakes and getti...
by Bill DeBekker
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 11410

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

The Plot Thickens. :shock:
by Bill DeBekker
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How to make Asphaltum Varnish...
Replies: 12
Views: 7518

Re: How to make Asphaltum Varnish...

Pat if it's still available in your area they still make Brushable wall Tar for waterproofing Concrete walls before backfilling around a foundation. Works Great for Glue Chipping. Also I am going to test/try to coat some glass with Scotch Guard and see how that repels the glue since it has it is sup...
by Bill DeBekker
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: Lear

Brutal Bruce,,, Just Brutal :shock:

Master Dave,
You really need to do some Training DvDs for us Poo Slobs that can't make it England to learn. Classroom in a book/DvD sorta thing..
by Bill DeBekker
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: Lear

Way cool.. So is this a Permanent Show/Display featuring Art of his writings in a "Lear Gallery"Per say or is this a temporary Show in a Gallery.
by Bill DeBekker
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 15948

Re: Lear

Amazing as Usual.. Curious.. Do you get to do the full alphabet.
by Bill DeBekker
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Finished Embossed Cigar Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Finished Embossed Cigar Glass

The Artwork is based upon a Monogram Cigar Label I have then Redrew/digitized along with some LHF lettering on parts that I couldn't decipher from my photos along with some Mike Jackson accents. (Special Thanks to Larry White for the Acid info.) This was a 12x18 practice piece for Staged Acid Emboss...
by Bill DeBekker
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding incised lettering in stone
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

Re: Gilding incised lettering in stone

The few times I have done it, The stone had a polished face so I just sealed the lettering, Then used a 50/50 mix of Lefranc Slow size(I still have some lead based) Fast size and touch of chrome yellow. At my altitude and no humidity the size "squeaked" in about 2- 3 hours. Then used 23k patent gold...
by Bill DeBekker
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding incised lettering in stone
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

Re: Gilding incised lettering in stone

I was told to Varnish seal the Lettering first then Gild, But since it's painted that might work as the sealer??
by Bill DeBekker
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: tire safety (when traveling to your next job)
Replies: 9
Views: 3886

Re: tire safety (when traveling to your next job)

Actually Larry after watching that CBS report your tire was made in the 11th week of 1991. Tires made after 2000 have 4 numbers.
by Bill DeBekker
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 306141

Re: Original Dead Men

Dang Danny share the wealth.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.. :shock:
by Bill DeBekker
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 306141

Re: Original Dead Men

partially done..
by Bill DeBekker
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screen fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Screen fabric

Ahhh.. No wonder why I have been having issues.. I was using 300.

Great post as I was going to ask the same thing..
by Bill DeBekker
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Mica Magaritas

ohh sorry I meant to say these were virgin margaritas..

But you can add a shot or two or 5 10 minutes before using any power tools that have a danger rating above 7. Makes it more challenging. :mrgreen:
by Bill DeBekker
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Mica Magaritas

Ingrid, This was more of an experiment of "can I grind my own Mica" then "should I grind my own mica" when comparing time spent vs cost of pre-package mica.. You're probably ahead just buying it in large quantities. All I could find locally was little 4oz bottles for $6. After talking with Mr. White...
by Bill DeBekker
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Mica Magaritas

Actually Anthony,, I have no clue how they color it. Possibly dye or stain it. I know they use it alot in makeup so I guess they add coloring to the powder to tint.
by Bill DeBekker
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Mica Magaritas

I get from a local quartz quarry I do signs for.. I would check with any local quarry or Rock/landscape supplier.
by Bill DeBekker
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Mica Magaritas

First you start with 10 pounds of raw Mica.. http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq63/MindCrime007_2008/P7270031.jpg Shave off manageable chunks and put in blender (Purchased at goodwill for $1.50) Blend for 45 seconds on High. http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq63/MindCrime007_2008/P7270032.jpg Si...
by Bill DeBekker
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers
Replies: 67
Views: 28116

Re: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers

Found another supplier.. Might have to order a few of these to try out. $15


http://www.brothersmfg.com/product1304.html
by Bill DeBekker
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: Interesting video

Wow,
If it wasn't for the behind scenes section on his website you would swear they were just photoshop generated layered "paintings" which in itself would be amazing but adding all the live shots and cropping all that. It's insane.. (In a good sense)

Thanks for that link Mike.
by Bill DeBekker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Elaborate Victorian Style Mirror
Replies: 30
Views: 10167

Re: Elaborate Victorian Style Mirror

All I can say is AMAZING...I also Admire your Patience you must have to create such beautiful work.

I'll just go back to my corner and wallow in shame.
by Bill DeBekker
Wed May 18, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Gold and Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

Old Gold and Glass

Doing some Glass work in the mountains for a Museum and came across these in their back rooms. Thought you all might like seeing them. Looks like some Acid Etching on the Dubuque Sign and Does. Does anyone know how they did the foil work on the Reliance Sign. Initial Look it it looked chipped but on...