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by Larry White
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reference material
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Reference material

Back in 2013, we did this piece as a meet project. Mr. Dickinson talked about doing a train piece, so I put this artwork together. I referenced Rick's "Pier Pale Ale" for the "End of the Line" letters as a tribute to him. EndOfTheLineWeb.jpg David Trujillo is alive and well and living in Southern Ca...
by Larry White
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Split Shade Technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Interesting Split Shade Technique...

Correct...the green glaze was "brush blended" in a fading technique over the entire open shade area.That's what produces the fading green color. This was the only glaze color used. After it was dry, the opaque red was applied. What you see is the true red color and the changing of the red color as i...
by Larry White
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Split Shade Technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Interesting Split Shade Technique...

Close...it actually went more like this.... 1) Cut glass, nip the edge, then drill the holes (if you drill the holes prior to nipping the edge, there will be a weak spot at the hole and the stress of nipping could break the glass at that weak spot) 2) Apply computer cut mask of the lettering brightl...
by Larry White
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Split Shade Technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Interesting Split Shade Technique...

Its transparent screen ink in varnish.
by Larry White
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Split Shade Technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Interesting Split Shade Technique...

A gang of us descended upon Ron Percell's Micro Meet
up in Petaluma, CA. Figured it best I bring my own project,
and I thought it would be a good idea to finish this one up quick....
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I executed it as described at the beginning of this post.
by Larry White
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Split Shade Technique...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Interesting Split Shade Technique...

6 years ago, I mentioned I might like to try this shading style someday....
That day is tomorrow....but we do it MY way!
by Larry White
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 216892

Re: Original Dead Men

Did up this little ditty of one of our Dead Men mottoes... Got the frame with the 100+ year old glass in it at an estate sale for $50. KYLBHdoneweb.jpg Did a slightly smaller version which now hangs in the Esoteric Gold Company studios. KeepYourLovingBrotherHappy2web.jpg Up next is a companion piece...
by Larry White
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Forum vs Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: The Forum vs Facebook

I'll second that! This site has always been a great source for information and sharing knowledge. It has remained my home page, but I haven't posted here as much as I have in the past. I will follow your leader and participate a bit more here. In reality, I don't really care too much for FB, aka "Th...
by Larry White
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass gilding easel and shop setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Glass gilding easel and shop setup

Check out the easels in use at the Esoteric Gold Company. Esoteric Gold Co. FB page The glass is put into a slotted wood frame with a bolt and wing nut sticking out at the mid point of the side pieces. These bolts fit into a "U" channel in the metal upright support pieces. The metal support pieces a...
by Larry White
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The printed image on the signs
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: The printed image on the signs

The pictorial is a painting on canvas. It is not printed on the glass. The painting was cut to fit the open window in the glass. Both the glass and the painting were coated with varnish. With the glass face up, the painting was positioned into the window from the underside. Starting from the center ...
by Larry White
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica for acid etched glass
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Mica for acid etched glass

EtchTexturesWeb.jpg Yes, the muscovite mica in flake form is what you want to use with HF acid etching. As pictured above, the ground mica flakes are screened to various sizes to create different textures. It is always best to screen the dust out of the flakes. The flakes I purchased were screened ...
by Larry White
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signcraft Magazine...
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Signcraft Magazine...

Does anyone out there have any old Signcraft Magazines,
collecting dust in a corner, that they would like to pass on
to a young inspiring sign artist?

That would be swell.

-Thanks!
by Larry White
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirror glass. Questions on technology
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Mirror glass. Questions on technology

The Hand Lettering Forum has an international flare....I like it!
by Larry White
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference

Try looking up John Arnott on So. Cal...
he's done a number of these safe restorations.
by Larry White
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirror glass. Questions on technology
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Re: Mirror glass. Questions on technology

You basically have 2 choices:

1) Silver the glass with silvering solution. http://angelgilding.com/kits-chemicals/ ... ilver.html

-or-

2) Create a silver mirror by water gilding silver leaf, or 12K gold leaf.
by Larry White
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Modern" lettering brushes
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: "Modern" lettering brushes

I have purchased some brushes from Scharff Brushes, they all seam to be pretty good.
Scharff Sign Painting Brushes

Letterhead Sign Supply, and TCPGlobal are also good sources. Of course, knowing what
you want to do will make selecting brushes easier.
by Larry White
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Help ID'ing a font
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Help ID'ing a font

Looks like it might just be hand drawn for that sign.
You could try http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
to assist in finding something close.

Good luck...
by Larry White
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Christmas / Holiday Images : Add your images here!
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Christmas / Holiday Images : Add your images here!

Here's a Merry Christmas sign I made about 20 years ago....
by Larry White
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 3587

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Nice piece! Are you looking to sell it?

Thanks for all that additional information, Robare
....perhaps you should be a private investigator!

I like the old reverse glass piece over the current
digi print signage for the fitness center....
well, that's me...that's me....
by Larry White
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What to do first? Gilding or silvering?
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: What to do first? Gilding or silvering?

I've done both gold deposition and silvering in the same process. One way is to completely clean the glass, then isolate the gold area with a bead of industrial strength hot melt glue, gild this area with the gold solution, pour off, then silver the whole piece. The silvering creates the mirror fini...
by Larry White
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What to do first? Gilding or silvering?
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: What to do first? Gilding or silvering?

Its not impossible to silver over gilding or other painted work, but it can be difficult, and risky. I think its always best to plan out the steps as: 1) Any glass surface alterations such as glue chipping, acid etching, sand carving, etc. 2) Any type of solution gilding work, then 3) Gilding, paint...
by Larry White
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dean Hensley
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: Dean Hensley

I trust you saw this thread we've had going on Dean Henlsey's work...

The Hensley Co.
by Larry White
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Thinking of venturing into the sandblasted sign business and
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

Re: Thinking of venturing into the sandblasted sign business and

Greetings John- It'd be my surmise that the type of equipment you'll need will be based on the size of the work that you envision doing. If you're gonna do big stuff, then you'll need bigger equipment. Where you're going to do the actual blasting would also be a factor. If you live out in the countr...
by Larry White
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 216892

Re: Original Dead Men

I appreciate humor, boys...
but I'm beginning to think you're cuttin' it a might thin....


Careful now! You're starting to get my dander up!


...call me yellow..leave me to dry and blow away...SING A SONG ABOUT IT?!


I'll get out!

I'll get out!!
by Larry White
Tue May 27, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

My approach is a little different than Rod's. The problem with Rod's method, is if you water gild the 23K brightlines first, you then have to get the excess gold out of the glue chipped letter centers... arduous at best... My approach was, after the glue chipping, I applied a clear vinyl mask over t...
by Larry White
Fri May 23, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tinting between glass and leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

Re: Tinting between glass and leaf

I've had very good results using transparent artist oil colors, like for fine oil painting. If you look on the tube, it'll say "Transparent". Use only the transparent variety. Semi-transparent and opaque types won't work. Also, on the tube, will be a color fastness rating. Get the highest rating ava...
by Larry White
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wednesday April 16 Changeover
Replies: 12
Views: 3350

Re: Wednesday April 16 Changeover

Hey Mike, and Danny, and everyone else that's kept this going over the years....

THANKS!

...can I get an Amen!? :D
by Larry White
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Glue chipping question

If you've gone that far with your project, let it ride and see if it chips. A good idea is to set it up inside somewhere with some additional heat. I find my glass chips good around 100 degrees. A small circulating fan helps too. I do it in a chipping cabinet, which might be a good idea in Florida. ...
by Larry White
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hand Lettering Mess
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Hand Lettering Mess

Pierre Tardif from Canada has recently completed an instructional brush lettering film. I believe it will be available at the end of the month. If his instruction is as good as his lettering, it ought to be a darn good video! Perhaps you should look into acquiring one. The Abc of Sign Painting Hey, ...
by Larry White
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2014!
Replies: 15
Views: 5904

Re: California Conclave 2014!

The group picture from last month's 29th Annual Conclave!
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We had a lively time!