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by Mike Jackson
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Foliage and Buffalo Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 3402

http://www.goldenstudios.com/family/oxbow2_400.jpg I went out again this morning. It was overcast and gray for the most part. Colors were incredibly intense and saturated. Clouds clipped the tops of the mountains and a few banks of clouds hovered a few hundred feet above the valley floor. Besides t...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Foliage and Buffalo Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 3402

Foliage and Buffalo Photos

http://www.goldenstudios.com/family/fall04asp5_400.jpg For anyone interested, I created a couple of new pages on our family section showing some of the fleeting fall images. I got up before daylight the last two days and managed to get about 100 photos each morning. I was back in the shop by 9:00 a...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: paper banners
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Rich Art Poster Paint is getting hard to find. Check out the Hard to Find Sign Supplies at: http://www.theletterheads.com/supplies/index.htm Look in the second section for Pacific Coast Sign Supplies. They had it at the time I made the list. I don't know of an East coast supplier. Dick Blick doesn't...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilders rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Ron,
We have a Hand-See pounce box filled with fine rouge and use it occasionally for pouncing, but mostly to protect gold from sticking to the background. We also poured some in a small jar and applied it with a foam brush when needed.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: WOW I like the Buttons Mike!
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Hi Bob, This software has "templates", many of which you see on other sites. Many of them were terribly hard to read (amateur artists looking for punk appeal?) This template was one of the more tame ones, but it was a bit too plain and dull. I just found the images and replaced the old gray fuzzy on...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Comments/Critiques on Glass Design
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

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Kelly, This is a very nice design. You asked for useful comments...I would adjust a few letters in the main lettering. First, I'd add some space between the SK and take out a lot of space or even overlap the KA. There is too little space between the WA and too much between the AN. The right serif on...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Non-Pounce Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 7461

Jilli,
Dick Blick sells by mail order, plus they have a big store somewhere. Check out the link. Shipping costs would be nothing compared to gasoline.

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Non-Pounce Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 7461

http://www.dick-blick.com/items/129/17/12917-3012-1ww.jpg Jilli, If you have never seen it, find some Saral Paper. It is wax free "transfer paper" that works much like carbon paper. It is much less messy than traditional carbon paper. I looked over Dick Blick's site and they have it in 12.5" wide r...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bronzing Powder How?
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Billy, Also try brush lettering a graphic with a gold size/paint mixture just as you would if gilding. Then, when the size has set up, dip a cosmetic pad into some bronzing powder and wipe it across the size. It will stick to the size in the same manner as leaf, however the powder will be more on th...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yearly Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 4097

Hi again, Last week, John Yarnell made a post. The forum sat for most of a week without a single post or response. Not too long ago, I posted a couple of scenery photos, with an introductory statement that read something like "With the apparent lack of anything to talk about...." I am just airing ou...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Post from Jul 19, 04
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

Post from Jul 19, 04

I should probably mention here that this BB is not restricted to Hand Lettering, but also to the additional topics of sign making, fabrication, design, Letterheads, sign books, and other related topcs. Since I made this post the other day, I started a few Signmaking 101 posts to let people get a fee...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson: Asphaltum
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Atkinson: Asphaltum

Here are a few comments I saw in Atkinson's book about asphaltum: ------------------------------------------------------------- Asphaltum: Never add oil to Asphaltum, it will retard the drying infefinitely. Never use it without the addition of a few drops of quick rubbing varnish to insure hardness....
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson Smalts
Replies: 0
Views: 1265

Atkinson Smalts

Here's another little gem in the Atkinson book. "Making Smalt: Use clear white beach sand and have perfectly dry. For black smalt use Lamp Black in Japan, toned deep with Prussian Blue. Add in a little Quick Rubbing Varnish and break and thin with gasoline. Starte coloring the saning five pound lots...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson Book. Source for endless posts
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Atkinson Book. Source for endless posts

Hi Letterers, Most of us probably own Frank Atkinson's book on sign painting--either an original or the ST reprint. The average person probably knows there is a bunch of text in the front section, but I doubt many have read much of it. Okay...I'm partially guilty, but I have read quite a bit of it o...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yearly Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 4097

Yearly Rant

Normally, I ask the Denver Chapter of the Letterheads for their support for this site. I haven't asked this year. After asking people to write SignMaking 101 Posts, and then doing about a dozen on my own, we only ever got a few more. After that, I have been stubbornly silent, (and also busy with oth...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doming labels
Replies: 2
Views: 2841

Hi Danny, I've been wanting to do some of this style labels, but never really knew where to start. Your tutorial will make my job a lot easier, and should save quite a bit of money buying the wrong materials. You did a great job on both Doming posts. Thanks for taking the time and energy to share th...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Redwood peel up problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

John, That is the reason I never liked and trusted the "finish first" method of blasting. You are now farther behind than if you did it the other way. Culprits: a: the wood is horizontal grain instead of horizontal grain b: an aggressive batch of sandblast stencil c: a mis-labeled roll of sandblast ...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pullman, Penn RR, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 1356

Pullman, Penn RR, etc

http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/palmsletter.jpg A while back, Robare was asking about the Pullman Car lettering. I recently found a letter from the Palm Letter Co in which they say they supply the letters for Pullman, several RR companies, and Mosler Safe. I cropped out most of the letter,...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Little Letterhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

A Little Letterhead

http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/tylerdenver.jpg This photo has been on our refrigerator door for quite a few years. It was taken at the 20th Anniversary Letterheads Meeting in Denver. Tyler, now 15, was about four years old when the photo was taken in the Kids Korner of the meeting. http:/...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson pages begun
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

Danny, I spent all morning, linking quite a few of the pages now. The core of the Atkinson pages are built. I need to take time and gather the text for the books to complete that section. I just spoke with Charlie Thames in Jackson, MS. He was the one who sent me all the old photos and literature ba...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson pages begun
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

Frank Atkinson pages begun

http://www.theletterheads.com/atkinson/collagerigt.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/lhparts/atkinsonmain.html I just created an entry page for a new section dedicated to Frank Atkinson. For now, it is just a basic introduction page. Eventually, I will have some addional pages showing more photos o...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Doming dimensional letters
Replies: 16
Views: 6492

Hi Danny, You did a great job on the Doming 101 post. Wow, that had to have taken some time--all just for the benefit of a few of us readers! Thanks a bunch . Now that I see these photos, I have additional questions for you or anyone else that has done it: Adhesion: You used epoxy on raw HDU. I assu...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silence in the Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Jon, Actually, my college degree was in Fine Arts in Painting. I liked doing watercolors best. There was a short period of time when I worked hard enough to get a few pieces in the galleries in Taos, NM, but I never cared for "the game". It more or less soured me on that aspect, especially as I bega...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Strong's Book of Designs
Replies: 5
Views: 14601

I received this message back from Tod Swormstedt concerning the Canadian reprint of Strongs: ST Media Group can not have a copyright on Strong since it was originally copyrighted by someone else. However, what it did do is legally reprint Strong since the copyright had expired and not been renewed. ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chipping on concave glass
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Raymond, Rick used to sell slumped glass ovals. I don't think they would fit in his small kiln, so he must have found a source for them. Pat Mackle might know. I didn't do a Google search, but I bet they are available. I don't think chipping a domed piece of glass would be a problem at all. Angel Gi...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silence in the Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Silence in the Fall

With the apparent lack of anything else to talk about on the Forum, I'll post a couple of photos from the area. http://www.goldenstudios.com/family/widetetonssept04t.jpg http://www.goldenstudios.com/family/widesleepingindiansept04t.jpg I took these two photos last Saturday. Fall foliage is just now ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chipping on concave glass
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Bruce,
If the client doesn't mind, and if you have the time and energy, I am sure we'd all like to see the step-by-step process.

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chipping on concave glass
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Hi Bruce, Nice job! Thanks for coming back and posting it for us. I am not sure if I will ever have one slumped, nor would I have any idea where to take one here in the Rocky Mountain West, but the information might come in handy someday. I would have always thought the curved glass would make it to...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New permanent photos and pages added tonight
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

New permanent photos and pages added tonight

http://www.theletterheads.com/stphotos/samuelevans.jpg Samuel Evans, a co-founder of Rawson & Evans. http://www.theletterheads.com/lhparts/rawsonevans.html Hi all, Not many of us have any of the first few years of Signs of the Times magazines. Luckily for us, we have a good friend at the magazine, ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Corel Draw clip art observation
Replies: 1
Views: 1489

Corel Draw clip art observation

Darla is doing a few banners for the high school and middle school. One of them needed a silhouette/image of Thomas Edison. I know I have a bunch of clip art that should have it already made up. I spent a good hour trying to find one. Ouch. I started with Corel Draw 1.0 and have upgraded quite a few...