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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:12 pm

That is some nice sharp detailed work Rod.
Those jewels really look nice on the panel.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:59 pm

Thanks Dave,
That means alot to me coming from you !

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Tue May 04, 2010 9:19 am

Looks great! The two dancers, are they painted directly on the glass or how do you do that? I need to learn that techniqe :)

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:04 pm

Just finished up on this one. Back to the unemployement line for awhile.

Roderick
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Larry White » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:47 pm

Hey, you're gettin' pretty good at those!

Very nice! Is this one that is executed on a stock mirror, or did you mirror it yourself?

-Aho!


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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:33 pm

Anytime someone want a new mirror look with lots of open clean mirroring I use stock mirror. That way I know it's going to be as perfect as it can be.

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by bob gamache » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:13 am

Nice job rod! You sandblasted The silvering out the areas to be gilded etc.? Do you use anchor resist?

Thanks!
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:58 am

If you use a new mirror and want to oil gild simply mask and sandblast. Doesn't really matter what mask you use. Normally I use a spray mask for that.

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Re: Glass Signs

Post by alan johnson » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:47 pm

DAVE SMITH wrote:2000 letterheads Stockport. Blue lead Mirror silvering and angel gilding,23crt gold.
Great to see this again, has it been that long ago?
"Maintain"

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by John Stubbs » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Which brand of black paint is best for painting a design (including Chinese calligraphy) on window glass? The finished piece (14" by 56") will be indoors, protected under glass.

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Ron Berlier » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:11 pm

Hey Roderick,

Is this link still good :?: :?: It's the one you posted earlier in this thread -
http://www.cuttingedgesandcarving.com/f ... 0&start=30

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:04 pm

I normally use one shot with hardner.

Here is an updated link.
http://www.azglassclasses.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=352

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:58 pm

Here is the mirror installed in the clients bar.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:02 pm

Just finished a video of the mirror.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8SPCE5zBNg

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Anthony Bennett » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:59 am

Roderick wrote:Just finished a video of the mirror.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8SPCE5zBNg

Brilliant stuff Roderick, thanks for the share.
As before, I have backed up your pics and video here
http://www.worldofglasscraft.com/showth ... cks-latest

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Martin Tippett » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:36 am

Sorry nothing to show as of yet but the more I see of this stuff the more I want to do it!!!!

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by BruceJackson » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:51 am

Lots to look at here, so I'll add a recent piece of work too. It's not a sign, but the techniques are the same.

This is a mirror for a Japanese restaurant. The woman is done in a variety of different colors of gold leaf, borrowing a composition and some design elements from Gustav Klimt. The woman face, vaguely disturbing and alien, is derived from a Japanese theatre mask. Airbrushing was done first, then the all the gilding.
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And a close up after airbrush work was finished, with a piece of card behind it just so you can see it more clearly.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:49 pm

Bruce,
That is one of the most amazing pieces I've scene you do ! I'd really like to see more detail photo if possible.

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Post by erik winkler » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:26 pm

This is it!!!!!!!
This is what I see in my dreams.
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by John Stubbs » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:51 am

I painted these two panels on clear glass in One-Shot
black enamel. (I have Roderick to thank for telling me what paint to
use.) They are for the lights (windows) on either side of a friend's
front door. Each glass panel is 14" by 56".

The Chinese character on the left panel is TAO, the Way. The character
on the right hand panel is TE, behaviour.

An ancient Chinese text on spiritual philosophy is called TAO TE
CHING, The classic book of the Way and how to live by it. My friend
and I study this book, and thought this would make a nice welcome for
visitors to Clive's house.

The small characters halfway up the right hand panel are LAO CHUANG,
Old John, my Chinese brush-name.

My work does not compare with what you folk do, but the novelty of
Chinese characters on glass may amuse Hand Lettering Forum members.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by BruceJackson » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:52 am

John, 你的玻璃的画很好 我也爱书法
我学中文学过三年半 虽然会看得懂 但是还是不流利

I love Chinese calligraphy too. It's such an amazing and interesting form of writing.

This mirror says "sui yuan zhuan nian", which describes the type of thinking prevalent in Buddhist thought...the concept of allowing your thoughts to change and follow a cause or reason....as one guy roughly translated it: "go with the flow".
23 carat on a silver background, distressed by abrasion prior to backing up with black.
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Post by vance galliher » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:50 am

............thanks for showiing up again Bruce...............you,Dave,Larry,Rodrick and the many other fine artist who share how you do what you do are truly an inspiration of possobilities. Good to see you again !
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by vance galliher » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:05 am

........just had an interesting though about your work.....you explore, you put the imperfection back into perfect...thank you
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:36 am

This is great work Bruce, reminds me of the film The Ring. thanks for showing us.
Dave

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:33 pm

I know this is not a beauty like many other signs here on the board but its my first finished glass sign.

The black logo is made with a mask and 1shot paint with no hardener, the aluminum leaf is applied with water size, and everything backed up with black acrylic paint and last one coat of yatch varnish. Its a sign for indoor use so I hope i made it correctly.

Hope you like it.

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Anthony Bennett » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:21 pm

Nice, I like it.
I wonder what it would have looked like if you had distressed the piece with a bit of the "antiqued" look with tiny dashes of black on the aluminum leafed around the red border?

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:02 pm

Anthony Bennett wrote:Nice, I like it.
I wonder what it would have looked like if you had distressed the piece with a bit of the "antiqued" look with tiny dashes of black on the aluminum leafed around the red border?
Sorry my bad english but I don't understand what you mean with 'distressed'.? :) I looked up for the word in my translate book but it don't make sense to me.

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Anthony Bennett » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:01 pm

Lars, I will pm you in the morning with an explanation.

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:59 am

Hi there.. My second try for glass watergilding.

In the G and J there 18k lemon gold, the rest of the letters are gold immitationleaf and the snowflakes are silver immitation leaf.
All of it are watergilded. I hope the immitation leaf continue to stick to the glass.

I started out with a vinyl mask, painted it over with black 1shot and pell of the vinyl just right after. When it was dry I cleaned it up with normal window cleaner and the started watergilding. After drying I backed up the silverleaf with white and the gold with yellow ocre. I painted the whole backside with black and at last I gave it yacht varnish to protect it.

Please tell me if theres any bad ideas so I can correct next time.

By the way. It means Merry christmas, its danish and maybe its a little early for these ;)
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Anthony Bennett » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:23 am

Lars, that is a nice piece. Thanks for sharing.
Have you any more to show us?

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