reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

An interactive section of TheLetterheads.com

Topics include: Sign Making, Design, Fabrication, Letterheads, Sign Books.

Off Topic Posts may be deleted at the discretion of the web hosts. ABSOLUTELY NO SHARING OF COPYRIGHTED FONTS, CLIP ART, or VIDEOS!

Please take social chit-chat elsewhere!

Moderators: Danny Baronian, Mike Jackson

Post Reply
Pat Welter
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:26 pm
Location: Unity, Sask. Canada

reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Pat Welter » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:52 pm

This is a project we just completed. The size is 1 ft x 3 ft. The leaves around the photo are 18 kt gold with asphaltum shades sprayed in first .
The oak frame was stained then I used a texturing roller to take off some stain , once this was dry a walnut stain was mixed into a clear then sprayed on to create the 2 tone effect.

The frame around the photo was oil sized with some asphaltum shading, then you crush composite leaf in your hand and dab it on, have the size on the wetter side of dry to make this work. It gives you this crushed effect on the front, then backup as normal
Attachments
sheads store painted.jpg
sheads store painted.jpg (114.7 KiB) Viewed 2260 times
sheads glass left side.jpg
sheads glass left side.jpg (127.41 KiB) Viewed 2277 times
sheads photo area.jpg
sheads photo area.jpg (187.51 KiB) Viewed 2269 times
sheads glass whole.jpg
sheads glass whole.jpg (92.52 KiB) Viewed 2264 times
Creativity is allowing ones self to make mistakes. Talent is knowing which ones to keep.

DAVE SMITH
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:12 am
Location: ENGLAND

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by DAVE SMITH » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:31 pm

Nice and nostalgic work Pat.
Good Job.
Dave

Doug Bernhardt
Posts: 1025
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:29 am
Location: Ottawa Canada
Contact:

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:38 pm

Pat....it looks like you have the bug. A trip to Noel Webers would be one of those great things to expand the horizon with this ongoing quest. It sure got me on the straight path after experiments I had been up to.

Tony Segale
Posts: 633
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:20 am

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Tony Segale » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:12 pm

dang you, Patrick,
lookin good up in that cold wasteland...

what did you do in the letters,
explain yourself, man
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
http://www.tonysegale.com
http://www.tonysegale.wordpress.com

Pat Welter
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:26 pm
Location: Unity, Sask. Canada

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Pat Welter » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:42 pm

Thanks Dave and Doug...Yes, Noels would be a place I'd like to go...Tony, the main lettering is done in Damar Varnish...When working with it in the glass stand I add some weber resin gel to help thicken and also added a bit of Quick Rubbing varnish to speed up dry time...Used the end of my lettering quill to texture...Can't texture to early or it will self level and to late you won't be able to texture ...Once set we water sized and gilded, the outline on the letter is a mirror water gild....The oval outline on the photo is something Marven Renter's Mentor showed me, oil size with an asphaltum fade, and while the size is still on the wet side of dry, crush composite gold leaf in your hand and dab it into the size. The back side gets looking pretty rough but the effect on the front side is pretty cool... back up as you would normally....The store is all airbrushed... The leaf on the scroll is 18K and on the letters is 23K. The leaves on the scroll have an asphaltum fade that I airbrushed into the the oil size(mixed asphaltum with size). These folks owned this store in Unity for 33 year...Gave great service and are well liked, they had to retire for medical reasons...Their staff wanted a chalk drawing of the store, and I felt they needed something better...They arrived in Unity 33 years ago with only the cloths on thier backs and a suitcase each...Great story...
Creativity is allowing ones self to make mistakes. Talent is knowing which ones to keep.

Doug Bernhardt
Posts: 1025
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:29 am
Location: Ottawa Canada
Contact:

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:19 pm

Patrice.....I've done something similar some years ago with varigated leaf on a wood sign. Never on glass and the effect was pretty cool there too.

Wayne Osborne
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:03 am
Location: West Sussex.England

Re: reverse glass with gold, damar, paint

Post by Wayne Osborne » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:58 pm

Thats a real beauty Pat.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 19 guests