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by BruceJackson
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disneyland Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

Re: Disneyland Hong Kong

Thanks for the interest and the compliments. Yes, the job was done 5 years ago now. Time flies. I didn't post photos earlier because of a caveat placed on me regarding publishing photos of the work along with a text description of the work. Not wanting to upset my client, I decided to not put photos...
by BruceJackson
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: International Goldleaf Workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 7299

I would love to attend a workshop. I have been wanting to arrange it for several years. The trouble is they always come up with too short notice. Coming from Australia, the trip is a long way and I'd also want to visit some other people and museum collections (Corning) to make the expense more palat...
by BruceJackson
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Longevity of water-gilded Copper Leaf on glass
Replies: 11
Views: 3697

Moon gold is actually more like platinum in color. A warm grey. When compared with other white metals it is darker and browner. It's beautiful. The one I get is a high carat gold, usually over 23ct with a touch of palladium. Just a little palladium goes a long way to change the gold's color. Doug: t...
by BruceJackson
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Design Fees
Replies: 9
Views: 4916

Similar to Doug, I usually do a rough sketch of the general concept. For the purpose of getting everyone knowing where it is going and helping me work out a price. Most clients see my other work and are happy to leave the details to me. It gives them enough to see what they're getting and gives me m...
by BruceJackson
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Longevity of water-gilded Copper Leaf on glass
Replies: 11
Views: 3697

Longevity of water-gilded Copper Leaf on glass

I am preparing a report for a client on a sign done in copper leaf and would like your independent comments. The sign was done using water gilded copper leaf in reverse on glass. The outlines were laid on first in oil-based enamel (one-shot equivalent). The letter infill was then water gilded in cop...
by BruceJackson
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hamilton Bank Note-Completed & Framed!
Replies: 54
Views: 45974

A great example of the art, Larry. I just happened along this post and have spent the last hour following it through in detail. There are several aspects of it I really like. As others have noted, you have explained your methods well too. I notice you used tinted shellac as a glaze. I have not been ...
by BruceJackson
Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping & Mask Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 6079

The last job I did a few months ago, I tried some minor variations. Normally I have mainly used the asphaltum resist and syringed glue method. This time I left the thick sand blast mask in place and after washing out the residual blast powder, rolled on some asphaltum with a hard rubber roller. It w...
by BruceJackson
Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disneyland Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

Disneyland Hong Kong

I thought you folks might be interested in this project. I have been awarded the contract to do all the window signwriting in the Main Street section of Disneyland in Hong Kong. Over 90% of it is gold leaf lettering, comprising 140 signs. Everything from small transom numbers to full-blown feature p...
by BruceJackson
Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Source for Gilders Tip
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

I've always found tips to be a bizarre design. Why carboard? I mean, it's not the most robust of materials is it. I think if I was going to make one, I'd use a plastic handle. I'd also make the hair longer so that it holds at least 80% of the leaf. Anyone placing full leaves with those short tips wi...
by BruceJackson
Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Scalloping large glass
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

I've never done scalloping, nor seen it done, but I've always wondered about it. I thought it was wheel-cut like brilliant cutting.

Could someone give a brief description and post a photo of the tool.
by BruceJackson
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Updated Web Site: Wall Jewelry glass art
Replies: 3
Views: 1980

As expected, some great work Larry. And some great new additions I haven't seen before. Your extensive description of the Rick Glawson commemorative makes for very informative reading and I am particularly impressed with some of the innovative techniques you've used. The method of cross-hatching use...
by BruceJackson
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Protective Clear Coat for Gold Leaf?: Reverse Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 3290

I didn't have access to these products in the first place, but it's of no matter because there are any number of traditional varnishes that do the job well. Usually I just use a clear oil-based varnish. It's essentially like your one-shot enamel paint, but without the pigments. Sometimes, on a small...
by BruceJackson
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Unlock "Read-Only" Files utility
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Hi Mike You can use the "attrib" command. Just open up a command prompt (start/run/cmd) and type in "attrib -r c:/folder/*.* /s" Might seem more trouble than using a windows interface, but you have more control over which files are changed (by using wildcards) and also setting files in subdirectorie...
by BruceJackson
Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Shipping Glass?
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

I've sent a glass panels a good number of times now. And had some sent to me. I've only had one break, and looking back, it was under packed. The three main things are: 1. Have all the edges padded to protect against dropping on a corner. 2. Have enough torsional stiffness in the packaging so it won...
by BruceJackson
Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question on gilder's rouge vs. whiting
Replies: 8
Views: 4496

I mainly use talcum powder. I do a fair number of honour boards, and have never had troubles. A quick daub and brush away any excess, apply some cellulose tape for top and bottom lines (or not, whatever is required to match previous lettering). After gilding, the action of lightly rubbing over to re...
by BruceJackson
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Thing We Call "Handlettering"
Replies: 16
Views: 7235

I'll take you up on that Danny. Here's my latest hand-painted job. Finished last week. It took about two weeks all up. The Wall is 6 metres high and is a round room. The width is about 27 metre, but of course the photograph only shows a small section. This was done in the contemplation space at the ...
by BruceJackson
Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 19th century boulangerie - French window signs and paintings
Replies: 6
Views: 4376

Entrez: Signs of France By: Steven Rothfeld, Andre Aciman Hardcover: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.59 x 8.07 x 8.04 Publisher: Artisan Publishers; (May 1, 2001) ISBN: 1579651704 You can check out the look of the book through amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1579651704/104-...
by BruceJackson
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 19th century boulangerie - French window signs and paintings
Replies: 6
Views: 4376

Thanks for those references Danny and Rick. I've just ordered both books, designage and entrez. Danny, I haven't been able to find out exactly what techniques were used as the references I've read haven't been written by knowledgable practitioners and the descriptions are a bit incomplete. It seems ...
by BruceJackson
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 19th century boulangerie - French window signs and paintings
Replies: 6
Views: 4376

19th century boulangerie - French window signs and paintings

I've been doing some research into this interesting era of signs. The late 19th and early 20th century in France resulted in some really beautiful work, especially on the boulangeries and patisseries (bakeries and cake shops) in and around Paris. During the time, the merchants were doing well and wa...
by BruceJackson
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chipping on concave glass
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Thanks for the comments. Mike, It's been a while. Good to hear from you again. Thanks for keeping this forum going as well as theletterheads site. I drop by occaisionally. I'm sure many people are in the same boat as me. The novelty of Internet use has long since worn off and I spend more time on ot...
by BruceJackson
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chipping on concave glass
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

glue-chipping on concave glass

Some time ago, I raised the question of glue-chipping on concave glass. I wasn't sure whether I should do the kiln-work first or the glue-chipping and several people had comments which all helped clarify my opinion. The client went ahead with the job and I thought I'd post this photo. I decided to d...