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by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gremlins in my 12k white gold?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Gremlins in my 12k white gold?

Thanks for the replies! I wonder if it's patent leaf? If it comes off the tissue while pressing then it may be? Hi Terry! Funny thing is that it sort of behaved as if it were in between patent and loose. I bought it labelled loose and it comes in the loose leaf book (no transfer sheet) but it would ...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gremlins in my 12k white gold?
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Gremlins in my 12k white gold?

Hello! Hoping that this is just an anomaly and that someone might have some info. Has anyone ever have white gold (or other quality) refuse to leave the book except in rags or pieces? I’m steady enough to lift and lay full leaves without messing up too often. So I opened a new book of 12k this week,...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: General Paint Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: General Paint Safety

I’m pretty religious about this kind of stuff usually and i skipped the mask this afternoon and regretted it on my way home when i noticed i was swaying a little... Second the 3M mask, i use one whenever i have open cans in my shop (15 msq) or on site work with the solvent enamels. Even if i do spra...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Window Sign Writing Paints
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Window Sign Writing Paints

I agree with Dougs advice, test it first a couple of times! I've tried one brand of latex artist color (Flash or Flashe i think) and while its pretty good for lettering on glossy paper it was not good for glass. The paint crept back together into streaky beads not even half a second after it left th...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Noob - After some easel advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 3067

Re: Noob - After some easel advice.

Its probably a gilded hot dog that! Or maybe its at the first gas stop after a VERY long unpopulated stretch.? Neil, i strongly advise you to clear the shed and make a space, i did it in my basement storage, pretty sweet to have the stuff close and on hand without fussing about tidying it up or fumi...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Allright, yes, makes sense :)
Thanks!
by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: ClearCoat over 23k Goldleaf

Nice work! Just a curiosity: Was the transom already coated in some kind of varnish or did you work directly on the "naked" wood? Two reasons for asking: 1) I keep thinking it'd look pretty cool to do a job like this on top of a few millimeters of transparent surface, so as to seem floating just abo...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse job on double-glazed windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: Reverse job on double-glazed windows

Dan Seese wrote:Looks great, Lorenzo! Nicely executed.
Heartfelt thanks Dan!
by Lorenzo Petersson
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Noob - After some easel advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 3067

Re: Noob - After some easel advice.

I've tried using one of those three leg easels and using the mahlstick with that was time consuming and tricky. Maybe one of those large "studio artist" ones would be better? I recently built one like you said, out of a 2.4x1.2m MDF board and a attached framework of 2"x1" timber to the back of it. T...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse job on double-glazed windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: Reverse job on double-glazed windows

Sorry guys, forgot to post how it actually turned out. We agreed to make the blue a bit darker for contrast. Tried adding red in the white and i thought it looked a little more subdued somehow, and the standard white wasnt affected as bad as i thought by the greenish tint of the glass so i opted for...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse job on double-glazed windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: Reverse job on double-glazed windows

only one way to know...put a smear of paint on the back and go outside and take a look...only way to assess if you need to adjust the color. I sometimes do this with pale colors, especially white, and will sometimes adding a little extra red to counter the green cast of standard float glass. You ca...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Clean up strokes
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: Clean up strokes

I'm left handed as well. Having you thumb on the wrong side of your dominate hand can make it difficult to emulate a right hander's style. You will have to improvise as you improve. I always use a mahl stick and hold my paint and palette in my right hand, for instance. I work from left to right but...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse job on double-glazed windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Reverse job on double-glazed windows

Hello fellow Hand Letterers! Im still going strong, my one man operation of learning and working simultaneously is slowly growing and i have my third reverse glass lettering job lined up for next week, yay :) I was hoping that maybe someone might have some input or experience in doing reversed glass...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign

2 cents from a "vandal" (i do legal stuff, period): Having many years experience with graffiti and spray i can say most paints sold today used for graffiti are specialist graffiti paints, almost every single maker uses some sort of acetone solvent for their sprays, unless they have used what the kid...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Clean up strokes
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: Clean up strokes

Bob, that almost makes sense and i feel one step closer to figuring it out :) Been struggling with this as well and as a southpaw its all backwards for me, curse my stupid choice of hand at infant age! My egyptian end strokes look mutated and ashamed. Any input from a fellow left-handed mechanic on ...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Sign Kit For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

Re: Old Sign Kit For Sale

Beautiful kit, very cool!

Those automatic brushes look like ancestors to the Marsh brand fountain brushes, used for stenciling with thick industrial strength inks.
by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

This sounds like a viable option especially if air flow is allowed between the panel and the glass. I also like the idea of the extra depth for the scroll. Thinking on your feet or just plain planning ahead results in a more profitable project. Thanks for your input and corroboration Kent! Hopefull...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Thanks to everybody for the info and the warnings! A quick scouting revelaed that the window in question is double (maybe even triple) hardened glass that is designed to keep the temperature loss at a minimum, wich i guess only increases the possibility of it trapping potentially dangerous amounts o...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: First gild job
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: First gild job

Lorenzo, It looks nice. Is the first letter 1Shot red with gold outline? Then the rest is gold letters with black o/l and shade? Why 2 layers of gold leaf? If there were pinholes in the first layer, using silver or gold for the backup paint would hide them. Also, spinning the gold will hide a multi...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 9280

Re: Looking for good software advice.

Not much to add to this except that Inkscape was recommended to me for vector graphics if that's what you're looking for? Wouldn't recommend it to any Mac users though, i spent more time having technical issues with it than actually using it for work and ended up buying an Illustrator license after ...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: First gild job
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

First gild job

Hello! Some time ago i did my first gilding for a pub/cafè, former employers giving me a chance to get out there on the market. Below is the result, i was hoping i could get some feedback on it? Pictures might not be the best, i've got a good camera now and i'll be posting better shots asap. One sho...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Lorenzo, If you have Frazee paint available they make a line called AeroPlate enamel. Just make sure you add a hot thinner to it to add in drying. I would also use a roller and tape off the window around the outside as a stopping point so you don't have to go right up to the edges. I'll look into t...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to sign writing, questions after first try..
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Re: New to sign writing, questions after first try..

Hej Kim! A swede from Malmö here, good to hear our numbers are growing in scandinavia! I'm still pretty new to this and i'm finding what the big guys wrote earlier about practice to be very true! Been struggling a bit with this myself and i have some thoughts and observations i've made - hope this h...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Hi Lorenzo, In the past I have done the same thing with success. I would concider finding some industrial enamel paint that will be compatible with one shot because it may be less expensive. Good luck Thanks Roderick, feels good to know that it's been done and successfully! Off the bat i'm thinking...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Distinguished salutes dear Masters - i have a conundrum of sorts: A customer for a window sign asked me if i could cover his whole window up with white after having lettered his sign. The reason apparently is because it lets in the wrong kind of light (the sharp straight into your eyes variety) and ...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 15609

Re: Yet another newbie

Newbie he says :O

Beautiful work sir! When will you start teaching classes?
by Lorenzo Petersson
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 41985

Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)

I posted a thread about this 5 seconds ago and realized it had already been mentioned, excitable person that i am :) Comparing the list of what was available then it seems there have been some additions to their Sign Painting catalog so you guys should check it out again if you haven't already. http...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Burberry Film
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: Burberry Film

Yeah that was awesome, kinda stunned over here. Is it me being gullible and believing the magic of television or did you actually do the two-tone gold on the glass before you gilded it, or did you do it the "regular" way by using two different types of leaf, and/or sizes? I'm thinking etch for the m...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Introduction and questions of a DIY nature
Replies: 8
Views: 3110

Re: Introduction and questions of a DIY nature

Not trying to hijack the thread. Doug, I've had experience with some very old saral paper, graphite in color, leaving behind some residue. The box says it can be erased like graphite, but on 1shot it just doesn't work. Any tips? Simple Green work well for removing lines as well as wiping a rag behi...
by Lorenzo Petersson
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Introduction and questions of a DIY nature
Replies: 8
Views: 3110

Re: Introduction and questions of a DIY nature

Baby socks, soft cloth - check! I'll try that, i'm about to bring some heavy powdercloud-justice down in the search for the ultimate pouncebag. Steel wool, i'll try that! My dad went on about grandpa using cotton as padding as well. I'm thinking a layered combo of both, and perhaps even adding a kit...