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Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: LMS Railway Carriages.

Replies: 17

Views: 10590

Nice shading! How do you choose to blend the shade? I tend to stipple the blend. there are many variations!

You spelt Dinning rong! :wink:

Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:48 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painting lettering on shop awning

Replies: 7

Views: 6891

Hi Martin

I have just painted some blinds for a local shop. I used one shot lettering enamels. But I didnt stencil. I would recommend using quite a thick paint so that it wont run under the stencil. A thick undercoat maybe?

Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:44 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: The Orchard Inn

Replies: 8

Views: 4998

Hi Jill.

Thanks!

Difficult to shade on rough walls!!

Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:28 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: The Orchard Inn

Replies: 8

Views: 4998

The Orchard Inn

Hi everyone

I have not posted anything for a while. So here is a pub I am just finishing off now.

Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:48 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed window vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 3189

Hi everyone. I have been away for a few days. Blimey lots of responses to the question! Thanks! My main area is hand lettered signs. I was asked to quote for the window and just wondered about printed vinyl as an option, When I said bubbles, I was referring to the ghosting around the lettering when ...

Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:38 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Printed window vinyl

Replies: 22

Views: 3189

Printed window vinyl

Hi there,
Does anyone know the best way to do a window which has white lettering and a solid red block behind it?

Would the best way be to print the whole thing? As laying a big block of vinyl over lettering would just end in loads of bubbles?

Thanks

Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:31 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Supplier of hardwood golf club entrance signs

Replies: 1

Views: 408

Supplier of hardwood golf club entrance signs

Hi

I am looking to find a supplier of entrance signage for golf courses

Thanks

Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "Show us your".... Dog!

Replies: 187

Views: 31347

doggy

This picture is one of a load from my grandmas photo album, there were a load of pictures in it from the 1930's but behind all of those were these old pictures.

I have my own lil' dog that comes with me on some jobs....

her names Kim. She's a Bedlington Terrier x Jack Russell :cool:

Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "Show us your".... Dog!

Replies: 187

Views: 31347

dogs

Hi Jill

The flowers are painted with lil' baby robins sitting on them! :cool:

Aj

Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: "Show us your".... Dog!

Replies: 187

Views: 31347

This is one of my families pets from about 1880!!

Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:37 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilding and loving it.......

Replies: 11

Views: 6356

Hiya

Whenever you do a gold job its always good to dab a bit of the size somewhere near where you are working (if you are gilding a window, paint a little area near your work so you can judge the time to gild without wiping marks onto your work!) :cool:

Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:32 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand-painted signage: the george

Replies: 15

Views: 8813

Good Idea. Thanks :cool:

Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:26 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand-painted signage: the george

Replies: 15

Views: 8813

Thanks for the comments! Im going to keep on pushing to get as many customers to go for written stuff as I can!
I am going to pay up sometime! when I get around to it! Then I will truly belong!! :lol1:

Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand-painted signage: the george

Replies: 15

Views: 8813

Payment up front from pubs. got it! Thanks

Better go paint a ship or a dog and duck! :cool: :D

Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:44 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand-painted signage: the george

Replies: 15

Views: 8813

Thanks :D I will look into that. The sign is painted and sponged because my airbrush is broken and collecting dust!! Keep meaning to either get it fixed or buy a new one!

Cheers! :cool:

Tue May 27, 2008 4:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand-painted signage: the george

Replies: 15

Views: 8813

hand-painted signage: the george

Hi Y'all!

I have just finished doing this sample pub sign. I have been trying to get into pub signs but havent got anywhere so far.

Does anyone know of a way to get my stuff across to the right folk?

Thanks :cool:

Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:58 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: gold leaf signage: stripes of wedmore

Replies: 11

Views: 6518

Hi Thanks for the comments. The shoe is made from 2 pieces of dibond with foamex in the middle. Then I sanded down the dibond and gave it a coat of primer (extra grippy) then undercoat and 2 glosses. I had a good look around at the other hanging signs in the area and none of them had an extra bit of...

Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:44 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: gold leaf signage: stripes of wedmore

Replies: 11

Views: 6518

gold leaf signage: stripes of wedmore

Hi

I have been getting a lot of gold leaf signs painted recently which is brilliant! I love gold leaf!!

Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:37 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: What sort of sign background do you have?

Replies: 37

Views: 12966

Hi I havent been on the site for a while!

I fell asleep in 1988 then woke up in 2008 still doing the same thing, playing guitar far too loud and painting on walls!!!!! :cool:

Keep brushing!!!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what glue can i use to stick onto wood?

Replies: 6

Views: 3012

Hi Vicki

You want to watch out if you are sticking it straight onto the gloss. Because you are just relying on the layer of gloss! You may want to get the bit you are sticking to sanded down for better adhesion :cool:

Long live the brush! :punk:

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:02 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: canalboat signage: jugs for sale

Replies: 5

Views: 2866

Thanks!

'see my jugs' 'rate my jugs' The advertising potential is endless!! :lol1:

Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:06 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: canalboat signage: jugs for sale

Replies: 5

Views: 2866

canalboat signage: jugs for sale

Hi :D

I have recently been doing a bit of canalboat related stuff. I did this jug for a friend.

Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted window signs:

Replies: 24

Views: 13436

I meant to say (mod-edit)

Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:38 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted window signs:

Replies: 24

Views: 13436

Hi Bernardo, I dont think it really matters too much how long things take if you are trying to establish yourself. You want to feel happy with the end result. I think your work is excellent. I have got a cheapy website, I used webeden.co.uk You can mess around with how it looks! The only problem is ...

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:55 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: jan's hairdressers

Replies: 15

Views: 5432

Very nice work! Long live the brush! :cool:

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: maggie b

Replies: 10

Views: 3737

Thankyou for the nice comments! Ive just got back from finishing the job.
I hope I get more boats to do. It was a bit windy and more people moving around so the boat was moving backwards and forwards today! :cool:

Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:41 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: maggie b

Replies: 10

Views: 3737

hand painted signage: maggie b

Hi
Im just in the process of doing my first canalboat, its a bit tricky when other boats go past but other than that the boat keeps pretty still! :cool:

Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:47 am

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: Does anyone know of any supplier of this type of sign?

Replies: 1

Views: 956

Does anyone know of any supplier of this type of sign?

Hi I dont normally do this type of sign but a regular customer has asked for it! The sign she describes is like a 6 foot freestanding sign almost looks like a sign tray on its end plonked on the ground! about 6 foot tall, 2 foot wide by 6 inches deep! it is to have her name on the front illuminated ...

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

Hiya, Its all painted, but with this window I experimented with using my cutter to do outlines for the side windows and the lowest lettering on the main window. I couldnt get low enough to do it because the inside of the window is built up to the bottom of the window. Its the first time I have used ...

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

Actually every time I go to Bridport to paint a fascia the wind picks up!!

:lol1:

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:19 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

Finished!

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:17 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

Add the gold leaf!

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

stage 2! The blended shadow

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:13 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gilded window: a.g.down

Replies: 10

Views: 1103

gilded window: a.g.down

HI!

I havent posted anything for a while, just dont seem to get around to it!
This is a job I have just completed in Bridport, Dorset.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:05 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i buy some gold paint suitable for signwriting?

Replies: 8

Views: 3290

Hi Vicki

I would recommend one shot metallic gold which you can get from wrights of lymm, Handovers and Gold Leaf supplies. If you google them you will get their details! :cool:

Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a book to teach me hand-lettering?

Replies: 10

Views: 4481

I really cant remember Karl!! :cool:

Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a book to teach me hand-lettering?

Replies: 10

Views: 4481

William Sutherland wrote a book a while ago (1889!) The art & craft of signwriting. Everyone who does hand lettering should get a copy, its excellent! :cool:

Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: first one done 1956

Replies: 10

Views: 4324

Excellent stuff Joe! Im gonna give it a go!

Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:54 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5056

Very nice work Joe.

I want to have a go at carving one day, how did you start? :cool:

Keep up the excellent work

Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:22 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: window splashes

Replies: 2

Views: 2333

Hi Bernardo, I like signs that are done by man and not machine!!

Keep the brush alive!!!!

seeya aj :cool:

Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:15 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted signage: vivara

Replies: 14

Views: 6547

Thanks! :cool:

Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:55 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

Tim

Very impressive stuff on your site, I hope I get to do a boat because I think they look brilliant! Is there a certain style that people tend to use for boats? :cool:

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:50 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

Thanks!

Peter, im not close to any canals that I know of. Im based in Yeovil. Somerset. :cool:

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:11 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

Jill I hope I do get to do the canalboat cos that would be fantastic! Ive also just started painting rocking horses for someone that makes them. Ive been trying to track down completely child friendly paints to use. I painted a base coat on the horse and it doesnt cover very well. Its a pity I cant ...

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

Hi Neil

I hate writing in the cold! I wrote a board in the snow once on a hoarding around a new development. I was nearly biting my fingers off when I was defrosting in the car! :wink:

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

Hi Jill Hopefully some people will get back to me! one guy was impressed with my work and he wants me to have a look at doing his canalboat. That would be brilliant because some of the work on the boats is amazing and I would love to give it a go! Im definately getting through to people that traditi...

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

I filled in the gaps afterwards! :roll:

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 9085

hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Hi!

Just finished doing these doors in Bridport. They were pretty fiddly to do! I had a load of people asking for business cards when I was writing them so hopefully I'll get a lot of work through them!!! :cool:

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:00 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signwriting: sizzling sausage co.

Replies: 13

Views: 2414

I havent got a vinyl cutter!! all my stuff is brushed :cool: The white sign was left as is and is not my work. I tried using sponges for shading but I find stipple brushes better to use as the bits of sponge break off in the paint...aaaaaaarrrgh! :D

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signwriting: sizzling sausage co.

Replies: 13

Views: 2414

Hi Peter

I either hand draw the letters up or I do a paper drawing, for this one it was a drawing but I want to get hold of an overhead projector. That is something that I used to use all the time and I really miss it! :cry:

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:16 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show us your puppies/pet

Replies: 119

Views: 24301

This is Kim! She comes out lettering and does most of my work! :cool:

Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signwriting: sizzling sausage co.

Replies: 13

Views: 2414

thankyou! :cool: I get a bit carried away with blending the shadows and letters! I love it! But youdo tend to get stipplers arm!

Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signwriting: sizzling sausage co.

Replies: 13

Views: 2414

traditional signwriting: sizzling sausage co.

Hi all!

I have just finished this job in Yeovil. Handlettered with one shot and not as easy to fit as we first thought!! :cool:

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:18 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional Signs: Various

Replies: 12

Views: 1936

Very nice work! Your work has a really nice flow to it! :cool:

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:43 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: Hand Painted

Replies: 10

Views: 1473

Bernardo! It seems we think alike!, I am trying to only do hand lettered work and it is a real struggle at times. I get really angry at some people. For example I have been into a local chemist (pharmacy) about 3 times because his shop is ancient and the fascia above was gold leaf on black. ...Reall...

Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Window Graphics: Hand Painted

Replies: 10

Views: 1473

Hi! I havent done any window splashes before. Ive only ever written on the inside....coat after coat, then varnish over the top!! No one has asked me to do one of those yet! Do you do the splashes on the outside? Im not really a speedy painter so I would probably take longer than Jill. Jill you ment...

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:35 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: advertising board: hand painted

Replies: 13

Views: 1762

Thanks for all the replies :D Nicola, the sign is all hand painted. I dont have a cutter at the minute. I only do handlettered stuff :cool: Bernardo, Its not easy to sell the idea of handlettered signs here either! potential customers dont give you enough time to do the job properly! They want signs...

Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:53 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: advertising board: hand painted

Replies: 13

Views: 1762

Thankyou! :D The red on black seems to work in some lights! I may try a different red, then if it looks wrong it can easily be painted over again. I was trying to use the colours that I think would of been used in the past. Im going to use the board when I go to craft fairs etc. Im still trying to c...

Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:37 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: advertising board: hand painted

Replies: 13

Views: 1762

advertising board: hand painted

Hi! This is a 90% finished sign!! I was just impatient to get a picture of it. The gold leaf has patterns in it that dont show too well in the picture because of the angle of light! Doh! I will post a pic of it totally finished!! I wanted to get an old style feel for it! Thats my favourite kind of s...

Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:29 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paint would be suitable for slates?

Replies: 3

Views: 4446

Hi Alistair I have got some sealer that I have used for slate. Its called HG Marble Impregnator, it protects porous stone. I think I bought it from a tile shop. The place I tend to get my paint and brushes from is Gold leaf supplies. Ive got a number here on an old booklet 01656 860 109. http://www....

Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:06 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: coffee shop

Replies: 5

Views: 3214

Lookin good!
Nice too see you have your name nice and big on the signage. I always try and get my name as big as possible too! :cool:

Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:01 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paint would be suitable for slates?

Replies: 3

Views: 4446

Hi!
One shot lettering enamels should be fine for slate. I would just test a bit before you do the whole job just to be sure though!
You can get them from Handovers, Wrights of Lymme, Gold Leaf Supplies.
Good luck!

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:36 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: no smoking

Replies: 4

Views: 2664

I'LL put the picture on this time :o

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: no smoking

Replies: 4

Views: 2664

hand painted signage: no smoking

:wink: A little different!

Fri May 19, 2006 4:02 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shopfront: RFS

Replies: 31

Views: 3375

Marcella I've just been watching Dracula, .........the guy in it is Renfield. I was nearly right !! :roll:

Thu May 18, 2006 6:05 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shopfront: RFS

Replies: 31

Views: 3375

Renfrew? Isnt he awaiting the return of his master! :evil: Were they carrying buckets of Transylvanian earth in when you were there!!!

Thu May 18, 2006 6:00 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: will wooden signs last compared to other substrates?

Replies: 2

Views: 1944

will wooden signs last compared to other substrates?

Hi! I get a lot of people asking me how long wooden signs will last compared to dibond, foamex etc. I never really know what to say. I use far eastern exterior ply. 2 coats of primer undercoat (oil based) 2 coats of gloss. The gloss I use is International 10 year gloss. So I guess I should be able t...

Tue May 09, 2006 8:13 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Design fees

Replies: 13

Views: 1860

Thanks for the replies! I mainly just dabble on the computer and do most of my work with the brush so I needed a bit of help! Thanks :cool:

Mon May 08, 2006 3:36 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Design fees

Replies: 13

Views: 1860

Design fees

Hi

I have just been asked to give a price for designing only. What kind of hourly charge do designers charge? Ive never just given a design fee quote before so I kinda need help!!

Thanks :cool:

Wed May 03, 2006 1:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: How can I make a glass sign with a glue chip method ?

Replies: 13

Views: 6170

Hi! Ive never tried that either but now that you mention it I think Im gonna give it a try! Let us know how it goes Mirella :cool:

Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paints do you use for wall painting?

Replies: 13

Views: 4559

Love the pics Jill :cool: Im gonna get on and work out a price! Just gotta find some paper 15' wide so I can do a drawing!! :rofl:

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:52 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paints do you use for wall painting?

Replies: 13

Views: 4559

Thankyou :cool:

Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paints do you use for wall painting?

Replies: 13

Views: 4559

What glaze would you recommend? :cool: How do you go about giving a price for a job like this? Do you know roughly how much I should be charging the customer for a job this size? He is going to deal with the scaffolding separately. Im really not sure what to charge him!! :o

Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:49 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paints do you use for wall painting?

Replies: 13

Views: 4559

Do yo know how they would weather? Would they fade quicker than exterior gloss, enamels etc.? :D

Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:46 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted signage: vivara

Replies: 14

Views: 6547

John the script is English presto.

The customer already had cards made out in Algerian. Its not a bad style really.

I either draw out the letters in stabilo first or I use a paper drawing to chalk out. It depends on the job! :D

Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:57 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what paints do you use for wall painting?

Replies: 13

Views: 4559

what paints do you use for wall painting?

Hi! I have been asked to paint a sign on the exterior of a shop wall. It will have a landscape scene and an animals head, either a sheep or a cow. The shop name will be above it. The size would appear to be about 20' by 15' Im not sure weather I should use exterior gloss, masonry paint or one shot! ...

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I cant motivate myself to work today!

Replies: 23

Views: 2214

Ive just finished watching the new War of The Worlds on dvd. I thought it was excellent! Now im looking out for lightning! :roll: Ive recently finished a run of jobs and now Ive got to go out and promote myself again. Ive got quite a few jobs that are on hold waiting for styles to be agreed etc. So ...

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I cant motivate myself to work today!

Replies: 23

Views: 2214

I cant motivate myself to work today!

Hi! I have spent the entire day doing bits and pieces to my house and have only outlined a houseboard!
I cant get out of the house! The weather is poopy and my lil dog doesnt like to go out in the rain! How can I get myself off my backside?

Just thought Id share that!! :cool:

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hand painted signage: vivara

Replies: 14

Views: 6547

Hand painted signage: vivara

Recently finished this fascia at Dorchester. They didnt want any fancy bits! :D

Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:27 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Restoration at Cardiff Castle

Replies: 12

Views: 1265

Nice work! What kind of money do you charge for that then? Did you work out how long and charge by the hour or work it out in days? :cool:

Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:16 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gold leaf window: framptons

Replies: 15

Views: 1533

The paints I use are one shot lettering enamels.

Yep! Bridport in Dorset. Its the butchers under the arches! Its very nice in there and I can recommend the pies!!
:cool:

Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:53 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gold leaf window: framptons

Replies: 15

Views: 1533

Thankyou! Yep! Its had the varnish treatment! It took bloomin ages cos it was 2 of the same! I tried to keep them both at the same stage, the blending on glass is quite tricky I found because what you see on the inside isnt what it looks like on the other side! I had to keep nipping in and out! they...

Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:47 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gold leaf window: framptons

Replies: 15

Views: 1533

Master! Oh yeah I like the sound of that! :lol1: I havent done a window for ages. It was good fun to do!

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:51 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: gold leaf window: framptons

Replies: 15

Views: 1533

gold leaf window: framptons

Hi all! I have just finished doing 2 windows for a butchers shop which has recently been refurbished. He was on the same wavelength as me and loved the idea of traditional handpainting! I dont think many people see anyone painting backwards on windows much these days! Everyone is obsessed with mahls...

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:07 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i paint onto glass properly?

Replies: 23

Views: 7698

Hi Peter, the paint I use on glass is one shot lettering enamels. Then I varnish over the whole letter by a little bit for protection. You can get the paint from A.S. Handover, Wrights etc. :D

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:02 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: Kiss the Frog

Replies: 21

Views: 6381

Hiya! nice job! Have you used marine ply for any of your signs? I ask because at the moment I use far eastern exterior ply and I was wondering if it was worth the extra money? Im a right handed paint junkie! :cool:

Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:42 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hanging sign: The Embroidery studio

Replies: 8

Views: 1280

Hi Carrie!

Yep! I like to do signs that are a little different! So far Ive managed to persuade most of my customers that if they have a sign that stands out it helps their image and business :cool:

Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:50 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hanging sign: The Embroidery studio

Replies: 8

Views: 1280

Thankyou! The needle is a bit of dowel with the eye made from a piece of timber and then shaped. I gave it a coat of silveer one shot and yacht varnish. :D

Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Hanging sign: The Embroidery studio

Replies: 8

Views: 1280

Hanging sign: The Embroidery studio

Hello!

Ive just finished putting up this sign! The customer wanted something different so I thought I would use a needle to hang the sign from! :cool:

Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

oh yeah! :cool: Darth Mahl! I reckon I might get it put on my works vehicle (passatt estate!) not quite the millenium falcon!

Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:28 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

may the fonts be with you! :cool:

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

look into my eyes especially you! look...... :o

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:39 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

Look into my eyes! :o

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Traditional Signwriting Brushes. What do you use?

Replies: 19

Views: 12923

Yep! same here! Handover brushes for me! The longer the better!! :cool: I tend to get all my materials from Gold Leaf Supplies :roll:

Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:50 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what kind of filler do you use for moulding?

Replies: 4

Views: 2650

thanks! I think I'll give the body filler a go! :cool:

Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:24 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: what kind of filler do you use for moulding?

Replies: 4

Views: 2650

what kind of filler do you use for moulding?

Hello!

I was just wondering what filler everyone finds best for a sign for filling the joints of moulding etc. :D

Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:36 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Hiya!

I reckon the cap is about 2" :cool:

Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:42 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Yep Its done with a brush. I havent got a cutter. :cool:

Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Thanks Jill!

I only varnish the signs like the house names because I can imagine that some folk might be a bit heavy handed! :cool:

Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:03 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Hello!

For the house names I give them a coat of varnish because they will probably be cleaned so that way the gold is protected from scratches &c.

Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:50 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Hiya! The gold leaf is pressed and suspended between tissue paper in the booklets. The lettering is written using gold size. I use a clear gold size and add a touch of colour to it so you can actually see what you are doing! Then you apply the gold. Its held onto the sheet when you take it out of th...

Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: house name: gold leaf

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

house name: gold leaf

This is a house name that I was asked to do in gold leaf a few weeks ago. I love using gold leaf!! :cool:

Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:56 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do people get to your website???

Replies: 12

Views: 1495

Thanks for all the ideas! I think im going to design something for my car! I dont have a van at the moment, I use a vw estate. Ive already put a sign through the windscreen!! Im getting to the stage where I feel a van would be very useful! A lot more usable space for a big version of my ad. :D Thank...

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How do people get to your website???

Replies: 12

Views: 1495

How do people get to your website???

Hello!

What seems to be the best way to advertise your website? Yellow pages?...Thomson?........pay per click advertising online?.......newspaper advertisements?...

any suggestions?


Help!! :(

Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

I could go for the Brian May look? :wink:

Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Miss March - For Fun & Charity

Replies: 488

Views: 109253

I think me n kylie deserve somewhere in the summer months!! :roll:

Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: aj mounstephen

Replies: 16

Views: 6396

:cool: Do you find that you spend most of your time looking up at signs and not where you are actually walking? I know I do!!

Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: aj mounstephen

Replies: 16

Views: 6396

hand painted signage: aj mounstephen

I saw this old shop and I thought it deserved to be shown. Its aged but still retains a touch of class! :wink:

Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:56 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional signwriting: Newport Arcade

Replies: 45

Views: 8803

oh yeah run while you still got legs cos Grant and Phil are back and out of the shadows!! :lol1: ha! ha! &c

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Guitar porn - Do you play a musical instrument?

Replies: 67

Views: 18821

Its the geetar for me!! luv playin it loud!! the neighbours get a free show!! :cool:

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:52 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional signwriting: Newport Arcade

Replies: 45

Views: 8803

found this in a museum the other day, look at the shadows!! :cool:

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:57 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Posters & Showcards: Brushwork

Replies: 25

Views: 2767

john, where can you get the pens you mentioned for chalkboards? would you have to get them from somewhere like Handovers?? I thought I'd have a little go at a chalkboard. Ive always used one shot poster paints for the posters that Ive done in the past, how do the plaka paints compare?? :cool:

Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:07 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional signwriting: Newport Arcade

Replies: 45

Views: 8803

Nice job! I know what you mean about the ouline not showing up on the photo!! A lot of my jobs use gold leaf and you only ever see the real effect if you catch it in the best light for the photo. But whenever I go to take a photo the skies darken! :-? The shadows on old signs used to be a lot more d...

Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:06 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional signage: cafe

Replies: 8

Views: 1600

Thanks for all the nice comments! Its really nice to feel that people like what I do!!
Wheres Callender Jill?

Does anybody else decorate their box of trix to advertise themselves? I made this one about a month ago. Its not quite finished but I havent had time to do any more to it yet! :wink:

Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Traditional signage: cafe

Replies: 8

Views: 1600

Traditional signage: cafe

Hi
This is a job that I did locally and it really beams out when you walk down the road!! :o

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: i say

Replies: 4

Views: 2919

background is drawn out and handpainted! I traced off some old wrapping paper!!!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:19 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: i say

Replies: 4

Views: 2919

Another pic :lol1: The secondary text is in pink and does not show up so well on the blue. The customers choice. It looks better in the light!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:13 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: i say

Replies: 4

Views: 2919

hand painted signage: i say

Hello! Ive near enough completed this job so I thought I would send in a couple of pics of it.
Just been glossing more boards 1am!! :D

Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:48 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a basic price for painting canal boats?

Replies: 3

Views: 2446

is there a basic price for painting canal boats?

Hellooo!
Does anyone know whether there is a basic price for a canal boat! I have never written one before but I reckon I could get a canal boat looking really smart with some gold leaf and shadows, etc!
:cool:

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:28 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: walking boot a board

Replies: 5

Views: 2681

Hiya! I didnt really know what to charge for them! I did 2 A-boots! I charged him £200 each in the end, but I wanted to charge more! I never know how far you can push the prices,but im learning! :D I didnt want to do a standard A board because theres getting to be a real lack of individuality about ...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: gowns & crowns

Replies: 7

Views: 3250

hello Carrie! Thanks! Yep Ive got a few jobs under my belt now since starting on my own at the beginning of the year. Hopefully I can keep getting the jobs cos we took a bit of a gamble with me doing this! My girlfriend works full time and with the money Ive been getting so far we are just about doi...

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: walking boot a board

Replies: 5

Views: 2681

hand painted signage: walking boot a board

This one is for a walking shop, so I made it a bit woody n booty!! :wink:

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: gowns & crowns

Replies: 7

Views: 3250

hand painted signage: gowns & crowns

This is my latest job! now I dont have anything to do! im waiting for a load of folk to decide upon quotes! eeek! im using this time to make up some stuff like my signwriting box and a display book of samples.

Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:19 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Help with sign installation?

Replies: 49

Views: 3612

You could paint it on the wall or stencil if you like. :cool:

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:23 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

Replies: 23

Views: 3579

Thanks :blush:
Its just me, my one shot, my brushes, my mahl stick, my gold size, my gold leaf and.......an egg!! :cool:

Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:27 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: cherry picker hire cost

Replies: 12

Views: 1538

cherry picker hire cost

Hi I need to gain access to a projecting sign to refit the signs. When itook it down i was able to reach out from my ladder to unscrew them but I dont want to try it again putting them back! The sign projects quite a distance and I could only just reach to unsrew them! Does it cost much to hire a ch...

Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

Replies: 23

Views: 3579

thanks :D im beginning to get my name out there! I was mentioned to someone who was opening a walking shop in the same place so I made a unique A board!!! I'll try and find a picture of it!! :cool:

Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:10 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

Replies: 23

Views: 3579

:wink: I added the name to their A board so they dont just have the bit of paper in the window! I know what you mean though.I'll try and convince them to let me do them a menu!. The fascia took a few days back and forth, Paint the background (day 1), draw out and goldsize the lettering, gold leaf(da...

Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:56 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: council complaints over hanging sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1600

If I was to do the sign to 'fit in' that would mean foamex, warping and waving in the wind, vinyl shrinking in the sun and plastic cracking and fading in the sun...but seeing as im trying to improve the area I decided upon gold leaf and paint. The council need to stop shops like the co-op and woolwo...

Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:46 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

Replies: 23

Views: 3579

traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

I wanted to do this shop in gold leaf because I thought it would catch the eye.

Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:59 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: council complaints over hanging sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1600

I'll try and get a picture! then you can see what I mean! Its the customers choice of sign with my design on it. Its a flat metal rectangle bent over at the end and bolted straight to the wall. I would have personally gone for a nice frame with a wooden sign but at the end of the day you are guided ...

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:25 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: council complaints over hanging sign

Replies: 12

Views: 1600

council complaints over hanging sign

Hello I have recently written a fascia and fitted a projecting sign for a local shop and they have told me that the council have had complaints about the wall sign. The council feel the sign should be wood as it is on a listed building? That is what I have been told anyway, The sign is metal, a budg...

Thu May 12, 2005 9:37 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hammer drill question........

Replies: 35

Views: 4517

cool! you'll catch the paint bug!! once it gets you, theres no going back to vinyl!!

Wed May 11, 2005 3:19 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hammer drill question........

Replies: 35

Views: 4517

thanks! :cool: did you get your traditional signwriting kit???

Wed May 11, 2005 12:53 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: its all in your head!

Replies: 2

Views: 338

its all in your head!

:o say no more squire!!

Tue May 10, 2005 1:29 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hammer drill question........

Replies: 35

Views: 4517

hammer drill question........

Could anyone recommend a good sds cordless hammer drill? thanks :lol1:

Thu May 05, 2005 5:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising on the web

Replies: 9

Views: 880

thanks for the information! Im going to have a go at putting something together thats very basic to begin with mainly due to the fact that I have absolutely no funds available!! I think I need to get my name out there as Ive only been on my own since the beginning of the year. So I need to build thi...

Thu May 05, 2005 1:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Advertising on the web

Replies: 9

Views: 880

Advertising on the web

Ive been thinking about starting a website to advertise myself, is this an easy thing to do? Could I get away with just a webpage showing examples of work etc? and does anyone know roughly what it would cost to make up a webpage and a website? Thanks AJ

Thu May 05, 2005 1:31 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Doh!

Replies: 4

Views: 421

Doh!

:lol1: Ha!, Ha!, cough, cough..

Thu May 05, 2005 1:25 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Whats in a Name!!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1766

Ivor bigun! :cool:

Thu May 05, 2005 12:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Never try to.......

Replies: 31

Views: 2354

stop a grinder with your groin!........seriously someone I worked with years ago was working on the edge of a bench grinding and it bounced onto his groin.............ow! the material of his jeans stopped it just in time!!! An apprentice spilt white spirit on his trousers on the groin region once an...

Thu May 05, 2005 12:39 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Whats in a Name!!!!

Replies: 18

Views: 1766

Ben Dover and Phil Mcavity!
:wink:

Thu May 05, 2005 12:36 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: would one shot lettering enamels go onto magnetics?

Replies: 4

Views: 2266

Thanks :cool: This site is great isnt it?

Wed May 04, 2005 5:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: would one shot lettering enamels go onto magnetics?

Replies: 4

Views: 2266

would one shot lettering enamels go onto magnetics?

Hello!
Can anyone tell me if it would work out using one shot lettering enamels onto magnetics?. The background would be vinyl, with handlettered text and gold leaf as well! Will it be ok as long as the customer dont roll em up!!! :roll:

Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Computer, What Computer

Replies: 10

Views: 843

Very cool! Im trying to bring back the flavour of the old style signs! Nothing like a nice hand job!!

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13241

You gotta make your own mahl stick! A length of dowel sponge on the end squished into a ball then wrapped up with a bit of chamois or any old cloth!!

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:31 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: projecting signs supplier?

Replies: 10

Views: 1252

thanks!
:cool: I'll have a look in B&Q !!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:02 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: projecting signs supplier?

Replies: 10

Views: 1252

projecting signs supplier?

Hello!
Does antone know of a good supplier of either projecting sign brackets with blank signs or just brackets??

Thanks

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:19 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13241

Hiya!
You only need to get brushes that are quite cheap to begin with, instead of getting pure sable you could get a few chisel edged brushes that are a mixture. To clean the brushes i use white spirit and then shape the brushes again after use with vaseline.
seeya

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:06 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Ha! Ha!.........etc......

Replies: 1

Views: 361

Ha! Ha!.........etc......

Found this and it made me chuckle! :cool:

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:06 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how do i go about learning how to signwrite?

Replies: 34

Views: 13241

Traditional is the way! Look into my eyes! :o ..Yeah give it a go cos you'll get a hell of a lot more satisfaction out of a job when you know its all done by your own hand!! I use a company called 'Gold leaf supplies' I agree that its best to practice, practice, practice!!. Do yourself a drawing ont...

Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

I gotta go eat something now!...................a Mccuppa tea and a slice of Mccake :cool:

Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

I've calmed down now!! It gets to me the way some people dont realise that a sign is what will initially attract the customer in!! :wink:

Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

I approached him and he asked me to give him a quote

Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:07 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

I thought the price was fair enough as well....................customers just get in the way!!!!! (chat.)

Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:51 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

Hi Jill! This pub has got one of the best frames that Ive seen in a long time, but the guy that has taken it over isnt living in the real world!! The first hanging sign is about 4' high by 3' wide. It has a portrait on both sides of a man (head and shoulders) with the name of the pub above the pictu...

Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:44 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign pictorial

Replies: 11

Views: 1379

pub sign pictorial

Hi! how much would it be to reproduce a pub pictorial portrait of a mans head and shoulders, with the name of the pub above it in gold vinyl, say the Admiral Tom, this would be reusing an existing metal hanging sign. A second hanging sign would need to be completely remade. its 3/4" thick board 5' x...

Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:19 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: paint & wallpaper

Replies: 6

Views: 827

thanks! im trying to do only handlettered signs, Ive had quite a lot of success getting the jobs so far, I just hope it carries on! :roll:

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: paint & wallpaper

Replies: 6

Views: 827

traditional signage: paint & wallpaper

This is a job that I was busy doing today! :cool:handlettered fascia and handlettered logo with gold leaf

Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Anyone seen Rob Beckinsale?

Replies: 0

Views: 260

Anyone seen Rob Beckinsale?

Hi! I was just wondering if anyone knew if Rob Beckinsale was still signwriting! He worked at Hall Signs in Bognor Regis in the late 1980's /early 90's. I think he was gonna go onto doing boats and stuff!! :cool:

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:49 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: tradtitional signage: lavender blue

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

thankyou! Is it normally that windy in Bridport? :cool:

Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:57 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: tradtitional signage: lavender blue

Replies: 8

Views: 1134

tradtitional signage: lavender blue

I only had to do 2 letters in gold leaf on this shop but the wind picked up as usual!! :o doh!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: no! no! no!

Replies: 7

Views: 611

no! no! no!

look what I saw when I went out and about! eek! (:) (bully) Give up the day job!!

Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: who stocks metallic gold one shot in somerset/dorset area?

Replies: 11

Views: 5645

in the uk we dont seem to have any good art shops anymore :cry:

Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:16 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hanging sign bracket cost?

Replies: 2

Views: 654

thanks :wink:

Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: hanging sign bracket cost?

Replies: 2

Views: 654

hanging sign bracket cost?

Hi y'all! I have got to quote for a hanging sign but I dont know what a standard cost of a hanging sign bracket is, can anyone help please? Its gonna be a little bit fancy but I just dont have a clue of the cost!! Thanks ! :roll:

Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:27 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 4

Replies: 16

Views: 5184

A little bit of lead never harmed anybody!! :punk:

Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:59 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: who stocks metallic gold one shot in somerset/dorset area?

Replies: 11

Views: 5645

thanks guys! I just managed to order some from a place called gold leaf supplies, they do gold, paint and brushes :cool:

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 17

Views: 1508

long live the brush!! (:)

Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:47 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: who stocks metallic gold one shot in somerset/dorset area?

Replies: 11

Views: 5645

who stocks metallic gold one shot in somerset/dorset area?

Does anyone know a stockist of one shot around the Somerset/ Dorset area? I want to try and get some off the shelf cos I only need one tin! help! :roll:

Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: may ball

Replies: 10

Views: 1463

The hotel needed changable boards with inserts, so we found some hammer in threads that were perfect for the job! A tip........dont give out unrealistic dates that you will finish by!! otherwise you'll be buying up all available hobnobs in your area! and writing through the night! :o

Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:18 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: may ball

Replies: 10

Views: 1463

traditional signage: may ball

I had so many boards to handpaint that my girlfriend helped me out by drawing out, and second coating. We were doing them until about 4.30am!!

Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:03 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone suggest layouts for hairdressing salon?

Replies: 17

Views: 2977

:shoot3: you know itll be a winner!!

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:23 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Home or Shop - opinions please

Replies: 24

Views: 1832

I work from home..........gradually taking over the whole house at the moment with about a billion hotel signs to paint up!! :wink:

Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: triffid landscapes

Replies: 12

Views: 1673

Nice use of vinyl and imagination. Looks very different. :cool: Which is a good thing in my book!!

Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign question

Replies: 4

Views: 1025

Ive just got an order that means our guest bedroom will have to become the glossing room! :dance1: my mahlstick has luxurious velvet!!

Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign question

Replies: 4

Views: 1025

Hello!
At the moment im very limited on space. So the signs are done flat!!! The sign you see me painting will have to go out through the window!!! :cry:

Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:04 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: pub sign question

Replies: 4

Views: 1025

pub sign question

Help! :o Im about to put in a quote to redo a pub hanging sign. Re paint the pictorial and the frame. Question is how much can you ask these days? :cool:

Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:43 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond suppliers

Replies: 3

Views: 1601

Hello Robert! Ive never heard of leboard before? how much is that a sheet? roughly 1/4", 10'x5' :cool:

Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:08 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Dibond suppliers

Replies: 3

Views: 1601

Dibond suppliers

Hello! could someone tell me the best place(cheapest!) to buy dibond sheets from. Thanks AJ :cool:

Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:18 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: house of fricia

Replies: 3

Views: 2851

:D yeah!, I got my landscape portrait things mixed up!!! customer won't notice!! :wink:

Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:37 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: house of fricia

Replies: 3

Views: 2851

hand painted signage: house of fricia

this is a job in progress. Just paint n gold leaf!

Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:26 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello to you all!

Replies: 6

Views: 952

hello to you all!

:roll: Hello! im a traditional signwriter from somerset. Im concentrating on all hand lettered wooden signs. I have just started my own business so I havent yet got my name out there. Ive been using the brush for 16 years and I still feel its the best way for me to do signs, I feel that once you hav...

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