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by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: mirror question....
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Vance...it is the way to go. There are so many interesting ways to get "antiquing" into the process ,such as plopping a little bit of aluminum oxide onto the glass after final cleaning, ...misting silver strip over it before back-up.....and so many many more, that it also bears mentioning that the b...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: National Letterheads Meet 2006 set for June 16-18
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Todd...is great to hear you are taking this on and can imagine you will do so in your usual thorough manner!....so GOOD SHOW!!
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Orange Magic Tape
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

I'll have to do a check on whatz in my shop right now but is prob to get and works just like Ray's green tape. ....used that before too.
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a question on gilt
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Well without being there it is REAL hard to tell whats going on....although I have a guess or three.....the surface was contaminated before size....the surface wasn't preped properly....one of the layers of paint is coming off with the gold attached....or just one of those idiot darn things that hap...
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nikon D70 camera update
Replies: 34
Views: 17140

Thanx Mike, Ron and Danny.....you've helped alot here as did the sites. Have done quite a bit of reading and the D70s is high on list. Basically the canon we have now...(a good entry camera a few years ago) is WAY to menu driven and am looking for a digital to be as much like my 35mm's with all the ...
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: watercolor rendering
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Seegar.....this sounds a little off centre here...try me and I'll do my best to get it to sound like I'm trying to say it. Also, so much is dependant on reading the situation...... The funding for a shopping ctre or whatever won't hinge on an illustration but a good job for the "pitch" might be of h...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copper Mirror questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Sarah...this is first I've heard of it.....and sounds like something VERY cool. I am going to do a test or 3 in the near future of silver satining and will let you know what happens. So far all I have is an "idea" of what temperatures to start at!......very vague.
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copper Mirror questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

...as to paints in advance of silvering have never really dug to deep into that other than to mention what I have. There are a few good books about/arround although I've never looked for any formulae...will scratch me noodle a bit more yet. On the lye question....it should have read better if I'd sa...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copper Mirror questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Hi Sarah and Mike...yes Mike that is the post. Iwouldn't wanna get into a wrestling match with Sarah over this as she has WAY more experience than I...however....from much of the 100yr. old English work I've seen and read about there is a way to paint on the glass BEFORE silvering as they did. They ...
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting on glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Pretty much whatever you like. One shot and Japan colours are a good choice...acrylics however are not!
good luck!
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copper Mirror questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Hi Goldie and Sarah....I haven't tried any of the copper yet although have found for the most part everything is just as Sarah describes. So more to the point...... I stumbled on an old post some months ago while you were loading all the old in with the new. There was a post by Scott Rowan about how...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: mirror making question
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Hi Russ...does the cloudy swirl have a colour to it...as in a bluish-red rainbow...or just a mucky appearance? In my own work the clouds are usually from the sander-polisher and not a good rinse at the end. The above (or below for that matter) conversation on angel gilding applies to this as well. A...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding/Mirror silvering questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8766

Tosser...okay I lied , another final addition. All the advice "since" is good. Our pal in Torquay also uses amonia and whiting as a cleaning agent. Also cerium comes in different grades and there is some very expensive stuff out there which is used to polish things like telescopic lenses...you don't...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding/Mirror silvering questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8766

Petit...you tosser...you got the instructions right and are gonna love the results!!! Angel gilding in chips is amazing....One addition however...if you are using aluminum oxide to blast with, give a real good scrubbing with lye in advance that all Lawrence has said. That will keep the silver from t...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: On Keepin Clean
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Okay....just an aside, Ray, you've seen me in the/my old days (or better old Daze) as the young apprentice, but at that time, everything that was handy was an eraser for that "stray" bit of a letter and became a rag.....t-shirts included. There was alot of uses for "erasers" All the same those early...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: size update
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Well certainly deserves a closer look. Where and etc etc did you get this? Thanx again
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: size update
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Hi again Dan.....Thats actually adding silicone to the size if my info/guess is correct.....it's one of those things I hate having arround the shop as once you got it in the system everything seems to get contaminated.
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: size update
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Dan...am using Clearstar and Mann Bros. These are in no way similar to frogjuice or the 1 shot. They aren't an issue here. These are similar to a crosslinked acrylic laquer. ....and don't ask me the chemistry! Now it did stay open longer but not as cool a gild as the 24hr. Am getting the idea to put...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: size update
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

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by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: On Keepin Clean
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

When I worked for Harry Koffman I always kept a set of work shoes and shirt at the shop and changed into them each day (sort of). It was during this time I walked into the back to view something I was asked to look at just as I was about to leave for the day and blonk...stepped straight into an open...
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: size update
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

size update

Well...followed all directions below and the results were better but not as good as I had hoped. In the past I've used a 50/50 mixture of 24hr and 12hr size with great open times and an excellent gild...no patchy appearance here!! The problem was the 24 hr size is hard to get and the last few times ...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold size question
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Hi Seegar and Studdley....sized one of the many 24"HDU letters with a 50/50 mix today although I did use chrome yellow one shot to tint. I do have a set of the universal tints and will put that in the next batch. Tony....I need that vacation RIGHT NOW!! not next week or next year...but am looking fo...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue May 31, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold size question
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Dan...will try a test tomorrow and post results asap. Question??? and right off topic... Have you made the change to digital cameras? Am looking at a couple right now but the criteria is.....low light not too menu driven. The Konica Minolta has my eye right now as it has the image stabilizer built i...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue May 31, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hanging glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Have seen a few with same attributes (nipped edges) hung in frames with a clever set of brackets. Not being an engineer myself,I would drill and screw this to it's surface. Glass drill bits are easy to find and the appropriate sized screws with decorative rosettes look teriffic!
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue May 31, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold size question
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

gold size question

Okay....have heard of and used different mixtures of size for different uses although my standard is 12hr and gild in the morning. Who has and what are your experiences with using a 50/50 mixture of lefrancs and what is the set up time like in relation to straight 12hr. Have a job to gild in the nex...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue May 31, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: IE Explorer and Outlook Express acting up
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Goldie...am having also with outlook express. As you can imagine I'm at a loss here especially as my wife (tech support) is out of town visiting relatives! Will let you know whatever (if anything) happens here. Till then I think there's no e-mail.
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri May 27, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: probelms with silver leaf
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Hi Roderick...have never tried what you are doing but what I do is use the acrylic clears Mann Bros. or Clearstar to protect 12k, 16k for outdoor use. They work well (so far) Hope this was of some help.
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue May 24, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest Tobacco sign....
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

...and just keep sharing these little "ditties" Beautiful stuff and you are truly on to something of your own!
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat May 21, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Breaking in Brushes...
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Personally...I always just work it in naturally. It goes sort of like...in need of a new brush...wash out all the size in thinners with a rag....dip it into the paint.... Work it out for a moment or 2 and let it find it's edge, if it doesn't work well, start from washing it out again and then get to...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed May 11, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hardener in Dekor?
Replies: 14
Views: 5794

Hi all.....the magic brush is actually a jewellers brush. As to where to get them etc, haven't a clue. Jordan gave/sold me one last fall and use it everytime now. He uses whiting or calcium carbonate as a cleanser but I haven't actually noticed a difference (vs. bonami)...just smudge on a bit and pa...