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by Roderick Treece
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Your right Vance, You totally busted me. My secret is watching youtube videos and opening big bags of chips while drinking mask quantities of cheap beer. You would be amazed at all the great bad info you can get on you tube. I basiclly deep carve sandblast all the outlines and drop shadows first. Th...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Hi guy's, It wasn't a lower case i. It's probably the antiquing or a reflection blocking the I. Depending on what the art work looks like ,for instance if it's a large new clear mirrored background I try and use a commercially made mirror to start. It not ever going to get any better than that. Then...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Here is this weeks custom mirror project all finished up. Just waiting for the frame to be finished. Mica stippled letters with 23k gold leaf water gilding
by Roderick Treece
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Help finding a custom exterior hand painted sign co in SoCal
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Re: Help finding a custom exterior hand painted sign co in SoCal

Wendy,
Call me and I will give you the name and number of someone in LA. I'd be happy to do it but I'm in North County San Diego..

Roderick
760 943 9299
by Roderick Treece
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Drop Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Drop Box

Anyone out there using Drop box to share photos ? I downloaded the software and signed up. Then I put a whole bunch of photos in the DP folder and now I don't know how to share them with friends.??

Help
by Roderick Treece
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 15609

Re: Yet another newbie

Wladimir , Very impressive work for anyone let alone having only been doing it for a few years. I take it you have a decorative painting background perhaps ? I to would love to hear more about your tecniques? Thank you so much for posting your photos which I think are of very good quality as well. R...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Invasion from across two ponds
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Re: Invasion from across two ponds

Here is a great link to the whole "Dave Smith Tour".
http://lynesandco.wordpress.com/2013/08 ... -the-line/
by Roderick Treece
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Invasion from across two ponds
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Invasion from across two ponds

I'm sitting here waiting on a phone call from Dave Smith who will be landing at any moment in LAX with two mates from the UK and two from Australia. They'll be headed down to San Diego for the night. Pat Mackle is on his way as well.Tomorrow were up early for a silver mirroring workshop then headed ...
by Roderick Treece
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area
Replies: 12
Views: 5323

Re: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area

Looks great Dan ! Sorry we'll miss you next week.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blade Holder
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

Re: Blad Holder

I had one of those years ago and I remember the blade was always loose in the holder. Also you could only use it with a whole blade. Here is a photo of what I've been using for years.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.
Replies: 10
Views: 3967

Re: Pictures of Sweetleaf Espresso glass sign work.

Really nice work Jen and all so nice design Sam.Sorry to hear they didn't have your permission. If I were you Sam I'd be starting a dialouge with the company that is using artwork. It may take awhile but it may be worth it. Here one of the most famous cases I remember. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: painting on auto glass
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

Re: painting on auto glass

A few years back I decided to hand letter a sign on the windows of my van. It looked great for about 6 months until the clear coat I put over everything started to flake off and then it wasn't long after that the whole thing looked like n so I took it off. I I were to do it again I'd paint it on the...
by Roderick Treece
Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 4597

Re: illustrator question

I would normally tell you to call Danny Baronian's 24 hr Illustrator hot line but I'll try and tell you my self. In the pen pallet there is the Convert anchor point tool. it looks like a v on it's side. If you click that tool on you square anchor point and then draw it out the handles will come out ...
by Roderick Treece
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area
Replies: 12
Views: 5323

Re: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area

Thanks Danny for reminding us of who did the great work. I do remember the step by step that Rick posted of the project. Some very cool signs Rick , as always. I had a long talk with Kristen and she sounds very nice. To bad they don't like to pay for travel. I was excited to hear that she had just s...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Now isn't that a nice piece of work Mr. White. Tell us a little more about it.
by Roderick Treece
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Grad Images Super Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Grad Images Super Graphics

First oil based flat that comes to mind is a Japan paint but the pallet is limited. You could use one shot and add a flatten paste or power which is what I do. Fumed Silica is the powder I use.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Grad Images Super Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: Grad Images Super Graphics

Hi Bob,
Looks great. I like the sheen change on the lettering. Makes is stand off the wall.
by Roderick Treece
Fri May 31, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Thanks Cal,
I havn't scence it yet. Going to San Francisco to see it.
by Roderick Treece
Fri May 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Last three
by Roderick Treece
Fri May 31, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

I hope I haven't already post these posts but here go's. This is the first LED back lite etched bar mirror I've done. The challenge was to line up all the layiers so the stand off wholes matched.
by Roderick Treece
Tue May 28, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prescription acid ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Prescription acid ?

Ciaran,
I don't think anything is frowned upon except of course a bad job. I say by any means nesessary to get results.
by Roderick Treece
Wed May 15, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Here is a photo of the mirror all finished.
by Roderick Treece
Thu May 09, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 3769

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

"Yea of little faith". It might be Rick but I figuired if I told people it was him I'd only get a few dozen friends over and none of them would pay so I went for the Virgin Mary angle.
by Roderick Treece
Wed May 08, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painters in MD/DC/VA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Sign Painters in MD/DC/VA?

Nice work Chris, Thanks for posting.
by Roderick Treece
Wed May 08, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 3769

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

Thanks Mike, I was wondering when you show up on this post. It reminded me that those photos you shot years ago of that series of glass sign you produce and how they were well done. The last photo you posted is a good example of a glass sign photographed well . I do think it could have some brillant...
by Roderick Treece
Tue May 07, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 3769

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

Hi Bruce, Glad you liked the post. Here is the last mirror I just finished and man was it hard to get all the detail in and still make it look like it was a mirror. I had to do quite a bit of post Photoshop work to create reflections on the glass. One thing I have been concidering for awhile is to p...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting reverse glass painting technique
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: Interesting reverse glass painting technique

Thanks for the post. I love her videos. I can't remember exactly but I think her name is Alicia. While her tecnique is crude I find it very important information for me. It is basically the same as doing a water slide decal only with out the need for the water sliding part.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Yes the outside scrolling was depth carved then sealed with frog juice to bring back the clear. Then it was water gilded with 12K gold and backed with silver Oneshot. I am told almost any paint stripper will work but I use a aerospace epoxy paint stripper that takes the backing paint off in a few mi...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

Here is the front of the piece I'm working on right now.
by Roderick Treece
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 18374

Re: Latest glass signs

I like to make a water size that looks dirty brown by using watercolor pigments and dish soap. The dish soap traditionally is used when water gilding over paint or clear varnish when doing two tone gilding. I do my antique gilding with the glass laying down flat. I wash the size on and give it a sla...