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by bob gamache
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 41592

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Nice job rod! You sandblasted The silvering out the areas to be gilded etc.? Do you use anchor resist?

Thanks!
by bob gamache
Tue May 11, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New you tube video
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Re: New you tube video

Roderick
The soundtrack is awesome! The artwork is beyond awesome! You rock
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask for Gilding Jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 4357

Re: Paint mask for Gilding Jobs

Dave I forgot to mention that I always thin the paint when working in this manner, just as Patrick mentioned. The trick is to remove the mask when the paint is wet. If you wait until the paint is dry you will be stuck with a hard raised edge even if you thin the paint. Pull the mask away perpendicul...
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask for Gilding Jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 4357

Re: Paint mask for Gilding Jobs

Hi Dave The name of the vinyl mask I use is PASK. Great for indoor and outdoor applications. use with a plotter or hand cut, clean lines, low tack, graphics and lettering without residue. Available in white or yellow. It comes in 15"(punched only), 24", 30"(punched or unpunched) & 48". Available thr...
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GoldLeaf Workshop England
Replies: 36
Views: 12477

Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Hats off to you man!
Again, amazing. How thick is the glass and how large is this piece?
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GoldLeaf Workshop England
Replies: 36
Views: 12477

Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Really inspirational Dave.
thanks
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alexander Calder
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Alexander Calder

Yea man, talk about a rush! All those artists were in a different world. Like all of us true artists!!! They all were encouraged big time by Arnsberg and Stieglits to paint full time and develop thier art to thier full potental. They did nothing else. They were championed financially by Arnsberg and...
by bob gamache
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alexander Calder
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Alexander Calder

Rod thanks for sharing.......your a man of true taste! Truely amazing. Calder was a real heavy. He was part of the 'american modernist' movement from 1910 to 1935. There were 2 circles of artists, the arnsberg circle(spelling?) out of Philadelphia, and the Stieglitz circle(spelling?) out of NYC. Sti...
by bob gamache
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about clears over acrylics?
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: Question about clears over acrylics?

Joe I don't know if this will help but I do a lot of airbrushing on bike tanks etc. in body shops. Sometimes I'll shoot artist acrylic paint (liquitex)...........The body shop then clearcoats the job with automotive urethane clear. It will not attack the artwork and holds up big time. If need be you...
by bob gamache
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Thank you Dave! Your the man!
I'm learning more with every job I do.
Thanks to all you guys and the high quality work your'e turning out.
You help me to think outside the box and keep an open mind!

thanks
by bob gamache
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Thanks David I appreciate that!

I outlined and painted over (on top of) the black with regular quick size (straight out of the can) in the same manner you would paint in a matte center.
by bob gamache
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Thank you Roderick! I'm thankful and grateful to live in an area where the business's have a taste for gold window lettering. In manhattan, especially downtown every block is like a little neighborhood. All the business owners know each other and compare notes bigtime. Word travels fast! When I work...
by bob gamache
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Thanks Kent!
by bob gamache
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Thanks Jerry
I always try to give it my all.

I forgot to mention that I also used an exacto to remove black paint in areas where it was too tight to get detail with a brush.
by bob gamache
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Jerry Insane logo huh? (challenge!) The logo was supplied to me via small file size JPEG There was no vector art to make a mask. (logo artist disapeared???) 1- opened the logo JPEG in photoshop & reversed the art & played with the black until it was somewhat solid. 2- made a digital print on paper (...
by bob gamache
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Correct Robare! Thanks for noticing. His shop is on the lower east side nyc, pretty happening spot. James is a cool dude and has quite a track record in the fashion scene from what I have heard. I'll be doing 3 or 4 other shops on Orchard St. within the next two weeks. I used 23k on the job, used th...
by bob gamache
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Re: Recent Work

Thanks Jerry!
The 70 is on the transom & about 10" high, the logo is on the shop entrance door & it's about 21" wide.
by bob gamache
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 16
Views: 5211

Recent Work

I wanted to share a couple of recent jobs I completed with you guys.
by bob gamache
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sad news
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

Re: sad news

God bless Sarah
by bob gamache
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: And the Winner is....
Replies: 16
Views: 5935

Re: And the Winner is....

Sunday morning in manhattan? No Glass gilded windows? Lousy signs?
by bob gamache
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Thanks Kent
What varnish would you recommend?
Referring to the post on the blue leaf oriental lettering I noticed that you mentioned 1 shot quick size w/hardener as an overall final coat. Will that do the trick? Or should I stick with the window spar.

thanks again
by bob gamache
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paua Brocade glass sign
Replies: 10
Views: 3710

Re: Paua Brocade glass sign

Nice job Roderick! Looks real sharp.
by bob gamache
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Thanks for the feedback Doug!
by bob gamache
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

Re: Wall graphics

Nice clean job Roderick.........real retro.........looks like a fun job to do..........Working on brick is always a challenge.
by bob gamache
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Thanks John, I really appreciate the feedback! Seems like that clears up some issues if your jobs are still holding up after 10 years without clear. I always put hardener in my backup paint but wasn't sure if that was going to be durable enough on its own. I comunicate in detail with the shop owners...
by bob gamache
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Thanks Vance, I'll give the shellac a try. I clear my jobs (the Store entrance doors)to give a extra coat of protection against window washing chemicals. Plus the jobs look more neat/clean and finished from the inside at close distance with an even finish.
by bob gamache
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 4028

Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Hi everyone I'm sure that you've heard this question before, and I don't mean to bore you but what would you guys recommend for the final protective clearcoat for a glass gilding job. Lately I've been using 'gilders window spar' from letterhead sign. But it seems to want to attack the 'gilders backu...
by bob gamache
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goldleaf 23
Replies: 19
Views: 6976

Re: Goldleaf 23

An absolutely beautiful piece Dave, fantastic job!
by bob gamache
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pricing glass gilding jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Pricing glass gilding jobs

Thank you Mike

Your opinion is highly valued on this end, thanks!
by bob gamache
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pricing glass gilding jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Pricing glass gilding jobs

Thanks Dan I Appreciate your feedback, & I'll take your advice! I've been actively hand lettering and striping for over 30 years, but I've only been glass gilding for about 3 years though, and find it tough to price. I guess if the clients are too impatient to wait for a quote they are'nt worth the ...