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by erik winkler
Sun May 25, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 16628

Hello Pat, I just want to point out that i have a big brain, but zip experience. In other words: "I know a lot, but never done it". I am installing skype right now, and will look for some local glass- and tombstone worker sites for you. Be back in a few minutes. Would love to brainstrom about used a...
by erik winkler
Sun May 25, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 16628

Pat thanks for your reply, I had re-read your first couple of sentences a few times to comprehend the technique you descripe. But this could not be the technique i had in mind. It is just the technique of breaking the surface of glass and use that reliëf for a beatifull glitter accented with gilding...
by erik winkler
Sun May 25, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Window Gilding Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 4235

Dan & Dave, Because this is all so new for me, i am in bit of shock. I thought by learning all the info in books, video's and websites; i had it all covered with cleaning and 'abrassing' with the Feldspar mineral in Bon Ami cakes. Haha I even bought some cakes through ebay, they costed me too much, ...
by erik winkler
Sat May 24, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Window Gilding Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 4235

I hope that other readers of the forum can learn from this as well and forsee ways to prevent similar disasters. Dan Hello Dan, A bit late, but I wondered what happened with the window. It really looked great! And sure you gave me a good lesson on what to keep in mind when doing a job like this; th...
by erik winkler
Sat May 24, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 16628

Hello Patrick & Dennis, Both this Joel Berman (http://www.jbermanglass.com) and http://www.lundgrenmonuments.com/memorials/index.html make some pretty nice glassworks, but it is absolutely not glue chipped, gilded or silvered. I think there is a big market, no compettion and a lot of money in making...
by erik winkler
Fri May 23, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 16628

Hello Patrick, Well i know that costs often is not a big problem with making tombstones. A normal marble kitchen plate next to the sink costs about 1/3 of the same size and work the have for a marble tombstone. I am not trying to misuse sentiments, but i just wanted to point out that often money is ...
by erik winkler
Fri May 23, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Tombstones
Replies: 32
Views: 16628

Glass Tombstones

I was wondering if an of you guys and girls ever made a glue chipped, gilded etc tombstone. And are there any pictures of them? Maybe a bit inapropriet to show something private, but i was just imagining some artistic pieces. I think it would be loved to have something beautfull and durable for eter...
by erik winkler
Wed May 21, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ebay treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

But i wander..... how can you seevon ebay if it is for real, a 1890 piece?
I know auctioneers often do not know what they are talking about.
by erik winkler
Tue May 20, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ebay treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Ebay treasure

Hello, Could anybody tell me if this is a good price for a sign like this? It looks great and original. It is like a sign i saw on the showcards or earlier photo from a sign posted in one of the letterhead magazines... http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3A...
by erik winkler
Sun May 18, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: James Witchell
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Dave,

Did you get the job?
If so why and if not why not?
I wonder how you and your other competitors work with a calculation for 6000 books :shock:
My feeling would say that working with your tip really does speed up the work, but does your client must have the benefit for your faster working tip?
by erik winkler
Sat May 17, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Flat gilding on paper
Replies: 12
Views: 4085

Margaret,

I know the gilding masters already explained some how to's, but I just came across these 3 video's on youtube and they look pretty excellent :D .
Hope this gets you even further...

http://www.youtube.com/user/FLYGUY8441023
by erik winkler
Sat May 17, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush Lettering Videos on You Tube!
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

:D
by erik winkler
Sat May 17, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush Lettering Videos on You Tube!
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Hello Pierre,

I liked your video's, it is funny that i already watched them very concentrated earlier on youtube.....
Could you please tell me what brand (Mack I suppose) type and sizes of brushes you use for this handlettering?
Would like to see more of your video's on youtube!