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by Paige Howarth
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vienna’s Last Signpainter (short film)
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Vienna’s Last Signpainter (short film)

I am sure some of you have seen this, but I thought I would share with those who hadn't. It's a lovely short piece about Josef Samuel's long career, and touches on many techniques discussed here. Enjoy. The second in the 'When Better Letters met' series of short films documents the life and work of ...
by Paige Howarth
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bon Ami Cake - homemade formula
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

Re: Bon Ami Cake - homemade formula

Whenever I read a post along these lines, I think about the old Bon Ami mill complex down the road from where I live in Manchester, Connecticut, and wonder to myself if there are any cakes hiding somewhere... (In case anyone is ever in the neighborhood, there is now a large and wonderful toy & hobby...
by Paige Howarth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tiki bar sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: Tiki bar sign

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 ...
by Paige Howarth
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tiki bar sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: Tiki bar sign

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
by Paige Howarth
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tiki bar sign
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Tiki bar sign

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 pr...
by Paige Howarth
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1st attempt at some things
Replies: 4
Views: 2640

Re: 1st attempt at some things

Very nice! I'm a total novice, but think it probably best (or at least cheap insurance) to make fresh size each time. Not worth the disappointment of a cloudy gild. I replace old gelatin for the same reason. Funny, I used that exact square & compasses artwork when surface gilding the front sign outs...
by Paige Howarth
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Introduction and Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Introduction and Thanks

Greetings from Connecticut! My name is Paige, and I’ve been a lurker on this forum for (too) many years. I thought it best to post at last and thank you all for this vast and invaluable repository of knowledge. I’ve produced several reverse glass panels (of varying quality - always learning), mainly...