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by erik winkler
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12596

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Marius,
You are a lucky man. The guys really helped you with this one and it is even beter then it was originally.
This back and forth sliding with a design is how we can learn the best to see what works or not.
by erik winkler
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 11192

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

I used armour etching paste and came to the conclusion that i can make my own paste (will never use it by the way). But in this process i realized that it is definatly not as harmless as the company projects. It still has HF-acid as a base, but it is more controlable when handling it. I liked the st...
by erik winkler
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: St. George Lighthouse Project.
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

Re: St. George Lighthouse Project.

Bob,

I tried to reply on your blog a few times earlier and yesterday again, but somehow the reply with url is turned off so i was not able to give you my thumbs up.
by erik winkler
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5558

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

It can not get any better than this...
So many things to say at this point, but i want to leave it at the clock that was turning... the details in this film.... incredible.
by erik winkler
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Framed
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Framed

Larry White wrote: Leaving a glass piece in the
hands of a framer can be stressful, but so far, so good.
Is Larry's, I hearing you! Haha I knowhow the feeling.
Nowadays I gave THE exact measurements and frame it myself.
by erik winkler
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6635

Re: Skirting for ACID

Is that something from Star Wars? :oops: Go ahead and laugh. It's okay. . . I probably come accross pretty goofy. :lol: But I will get there. . . :mrgreen: ~Inga Inga you don't remember my darth vader acid suit. I fulltime protect myself after my mishap with acid fumes. Breathing through THE mask i...
by erik winkler
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: visiting USA in May

Marius the website is from our own Bob who honours us with his work on the forum. I know for sure he would guide Bruce through gilded New York. The town of machine is closed two times out of two. So I think you must make an apointment first. 8) Bruce have lots of fun out there, besides the town of m...
by erik winkler
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: Easel

Yes that is what i meant.
A photo made of little dots: blasted or not blasted.
Pat his masks are of such high quality that computer chip makers use his resists to make their circuitboards!
by erik winkler
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6635

Re: Skirting for ACID

Inga,
Can't help this, but I really would want to hear you say:"Luke I am your father" when you are acid etching the glass... :?
by erik winkler
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6635

Re: Skirting for ACID

Lee, Good question I hoped someone would ask that. What I have withnessed is that the 'smoke' of the acid goes up in the air. But I also think it goes down, just to be on the safe side. Inga, The acid vapours are definatly smellable (I do not know if this is correct english). With every smell, if yo...
by erik winkler
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6635

Re: Skirting for ACID

If it is so important to you, cut some hair (cathair could be used, just kidding) put it on iron ashtray or something and burn it.
If you smell it inside you know how or what, you do not need the book for this.
by erik winkler
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6635

Re: Skirting for ACID

Inga,

You should have asked me, you know my emailadres.
For one I would place the fan on the other side of the acid table, so that you can blow the fumes out through the overhead door.
by erik winkler
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 27 - Mokena, IL
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 27 - Mokena, IL

Jay, Some ideas: 1. Be sure your current website (ShawCraft Sign Co) is up to date with pictures about your projects, so they know you made them. 2. Try to make a new website with only one enjoyable informative page about the project you are doing now, how it was handeld financed and done. Make it s...
by erik winkler
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 27 - Mokena, IL
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 27 - Mokena, IL

Jay,

I would plan a marketing campain (newspaper magazines and internet news pages) 6 months prior the ending your project so people will know your name and start ordering new projects before the last painting is done.
by erik winkler
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: United Cigar antique sign...
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Interesting find Danny, looks better and seems cheaper.
Antique business is a strange thing...
by erik winkler
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 5127

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

Rich,

I remember that you had some paintsamples for me.
by erik winkler
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?

This was a very funny site. I expected powder this block is something we in Nederland just do not have. I would put as much asphalt in your pot as possible (make shure you can close the lid so that the terpentine does not evaporate). Look at it one week later. Try to hamer down the block into pieces...
by erik winkler
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cappiello...Artiste!
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Cappiello...Artiste!

I was at an art fair last week and there was an original two pieces (it was to big to fit in one) litho poster 19.950,00 euro.
Left it hanging after examening it with my nose...
Does anyone of you know the art nouveau genious Victor Horta?
by erik winkler
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4720

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Unbelievable that Doug should be worried about legal afairs with 'models' on his photo's. But even I do agree it is imporatant to cover it. Take a look at Google (one of the biggest companies in the world) streetview, there peoples faces are blured even some houses are blured when the resident appar...
by erik winkler
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?

Hello Andrey, Asphalt varnish can be made by your self by mixing asphalt powder (асфальт порошком) with terpentine (скипидар). Let is dissolve for two weeks and it is ready for use. You could also ask an litho-press supplier (литография) for the extra thick black-tar-like resist and put some extra t...
by erik winkler
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12596

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Oh, and Erik . . . I seem to recall when you first started posting on this forum that you were enthusiastically doing all kinds of experimentation (which I found to be humorously enjoyable) and making your share of mistakes. Try to recall the patience others showed to you and give Marius a break - ...
by erik winkler
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12596

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Here is the Original supplier of the Kolner instacoll base. The site is in Dutch, but with google translation you are there; they are allways willing to answer any phonecalls or emails regarding the easy process. Kolner gold size . I have had the exact same problems you have encountered, lots of was...
by erik winkler
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12596

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Eventhough you were not smart enough to listen to my earlier tip (in an other post) about the one hour gold size product. I will help you out once more, because I get frustrated to read that you do the same unneccesary exspensive mistakes in shopping overseas like I did. One shot is just a regular b...
by erik winkler
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

The antiqueing around the silverleaf mirror and the Chinese lady look very good.
by erik winkler
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 12596

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Just buy the book http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Leaf-Techniq ... 0944094252
Experiment and when you have any questions afterwards ask on the forum.
There are too many factors involved, so it is better to buy the book first.
by erik winkler
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: Easel

Pat delivers it on a roll. Shipping could be around 45 dollars and it would take about 5 days.
by erik winkler
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass with Class
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Glass with Class

Send them to me when you have read them please.
by erik winkler
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass with Class
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Glass with Class

DAVE SMITH wrote:Mark. Thanks for putting this on. I now need to subscribe to Signs of the Times!.
Haha that is a good one Dave!
by erik winkler
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: Easel

I do not know how Robert made his concrete, but I do know that you can paint your concrete with a black paint and then sandblast it photographicaly with a pre-exposured sandblastmask made by Pat Mackle decoglasspro@yahoo.com . You could send your tif- or eps- pdf- jpg- files to him and within a few ...