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by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Sandblasted Letter Gilding

Thanks for the good advice guys...will have to try all your suggestions out to see which final result the customer will go with. How would I remove the extra gold leaf from the non-blasted glass? I'm thinking single edge razor. But I have seen the flat leather block demo...would I use that in lieu o...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Sandblasted Letter Gilding

Over the years I have done some gilding, but I have never gilded depth carved (sandblasted) lettering on glass. I have a vague idea of what to do...but I want to make sure I am doing it right by asking anyone on this forum if they have some advise for gilding this type of glass lettering. I have cle...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: chester cunningham.......
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: chester cunningham.......

Several months ago I saw one for sale on Ebay.

I might have an extra one, I will have to check on that and get back to you.
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The $277,050 Calligrapher
Replies: 15
Views: 4155

Re: The $277,050 Calligrapher

From the reports I have seen on the internet, the $277,050.00 is for a calligraphy staff of 3 at the White House. Not sure if the amount of money reported is just for the salary of those 3 calligraphers. The cost of materials might also be involved in that reported total, as well as other costs. It'...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: United Cigar antique sign...
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: United Cigar antique sign...

So what yer sayin' is I can get the sign at half price?

Or half a sign for full price?

A fool and his sign are soon parted...in half.
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole

Now that was Cool!

Thanks for Sharing it with the rest of us "tiny unknowns".

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A little road side stand
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: A little road side stand

You done Good Mr. Tim! :D

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding.
Replies: 28
Views: 8878

Re: Angel Gilding.

Doogie?..I didn't call you "doogie", Mr. Bernhardt called you "Doogie". I called you "Mr. Christie". Maybe you meant to say: " Let me start by saying that of all the people in the world, you Sir, are the only other person that didn't call me Doogie! " Doogie or Dougie...it matters not, as you will a...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding.
Replies: 28
Views: 8878

Re: Angel Gilding.

Well now Mr. Christie, Mr. Baronian makes some more valid points, especially when it comes to the containers you use to mix and apply your solutions with. Sometimes cross contamination can occur if you use inappropriate or dirty vessels. Check with Sarah...she will tell which containers to use. Mr. ...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding.
Replies: 28
Views: 8878

Re: Angel Gilding.

Well now Mr. Christie, I agree with what Sarah has to say about the Hydrochloric Acid not being a detergent. My suggestion for you to use it was based on my assumed belief that you had already properly cleaned the glass as per Sarah's Angel Gilding Instructions. Some Solutions Gilders and Silvering ...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gilding.
Replies: 28
Views: 8878

Re: Angel Gilding.

It's Novou...not Nouveau! And the link for the information you seek is: http://www.milwaukeesignworks.com/liquidgold.html Some of the things you might want to try before you reach for the first aid cabinet are: 1.) Making sure it is very warm when do your "Angel Gilding", 90° or above...yeah, you're...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Re: LP's are back ! Born and Raised cover, John Mayer

Looks Great Dave! I really like the way you worked in that "UPC" Label...it looks so inconspicuous.... Will they be sending you a record player next? They should, along with a few CD's. Keep up the Good Work and be sure and do what you want on your Birthday...which is probably gilding some masterpie...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers
Replies: 67
Views: 21250

Re: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers

Very Nice Ismael.

Now that you have graduated to the big time what's next?

How did you like the dual chamber hand sprayer?

If it was not for you posting that patent #, None of us would have known about that dual chamber spray bottle.
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers
Replies: 67
Views: 21250

Re: Silvering with Hand Held Triger Sprayers

Here is a video that might interest you.

I wonder if you can do this on reverse glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToviVvpSfro

There is also this Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI8aPaHI ... re=related
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Meta Tags - Keywords - Body Text: Web Presence 104
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Meta Tags - Keywords - Body Text: Web Presence 104

Now that I have got that out of the way... Let's open up Pandora's Box! I'll probably get some hate email for this, that's if I'm right. If not, I'll have egg on my face. Who wants to go for a piggy back ride? Who wants to stand on the shoulders of Giants? Who wants to put Dave Smith, Mike Jackson, ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101
Replies: 13
Views: 3906

Re: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101

Mark, I am on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I am not on MySpace, but then again, who is? As we go along on this web presence issue, we will explore in more detail all those sites, how to navigate them, and if they are even relevant to us sign makers. I do have an experimental Blog going which is ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Mike, I try not to step on toes or upset the balance of nature...which is what I may be doing in Web Presence 104. We will definitely have a lively conversation on that posting. But for now I need to answer some questions that you and some others have asked, and that I have overlooked. 1. QR Codes c...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Meta Tags - Keywords - Body Text: Web Presence 104
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Meta Tags - Keywords - Body Text: Web Presence 104

Meta Tags are Dead! Or not. It appears from what I have read that some search engines do not rank or search for you by your meta tags or keywords that appear in the head section of your website. And some search engines do. What is the head section? It's the section near the beginning of your website...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Top notch work Mr Jackson
Replies: 16
Views: 3604

Re: Top notch work Mr Jackson

Will be nice to see the online info of your most recent SignCraft submission. You expressed an interest in finding a publisher for your book ideas. In this day and digital age, is it even possible to interest publishers to invest in paper book publishing? Have things so changed that the Kindle and t...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Yeah, ya see, we are both learning. I didn't know about that glitch either. About the fact that you had to put some sort of tag line signature in order for your website link to show up. See, sometimes the student can teach the teacher. We all learn when we all participate. Now that grasshopper has c...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Mike, Maybe the Swanky Restaurant example of where to place a QR code maybe wrong. But at least it's a starting point for all you creative minds out there to start developing your ideas on how to use this new form of self identification. I have indeed experimented with the contrast on several QR cod...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Mike, I have been in constant contact with Larry about all this. I have explained to him why I choose him. And that reason being is that Larry is further along in his web presence. Joe is not. And Joe, you will not make any progress unless you update your forum profile with your website. If I am to ...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Hey Vance, That Spencers Door Gilding you did is SWEET! Would love to see some close ups of that posted on the forum as a new topic. You're website looks great, easy to navigate, no useless clutter. Nice Gallery. Simple and Direct, makes me wanna pick up the phone and call you for a sign....or email...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4896

Re: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Joe, ya do go work. But your web presence needs a make over. You my friend are going to be this forums test subject! And Larry White...well he'll be the control part of this experiment. Why pick on Larry?...why not! Larry thinks he's doing fine with his high end, fancy looking, one of a kind, out-of...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Kickin' the Old School!...
Replies: 15
Views: 4069

Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Nice Work Larry! Now don't break it.