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Little Bird

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by mrchips, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. mrchips

    mrchips Member

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    Just finished this up.....1"x12"x30" HDU, hand carved and finished with latex paint. The bird is in a 5" circle.

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     

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    signage Major Contributor

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    :thumb::notworthy::thumb::thumb:
     
  3. petesign

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    Beautiful. Someday, I am gonna learn to do that. (I think that all the time on here...)
     
  4. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    That pheasant is nothing short of awesome!

    *Forgive my ignorance, but was the gold leafed or painted?
     
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    a very very very nice piece of work you have there.
     
  6. john1

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    beautiful!
     
  7. Brandon708

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    Very nice sign.

    One thing bothers me about it thought. It looks upside down.
     
  8. wetgravy

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    Good craftsmanship! :cool1:
     
  9. SignManiac

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    Very nice Joe!
     
  10. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Looks Great!
     
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    Great work...
     
  12. mrchips

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    Thanks very much everyone!

    "is it gold leaf?".....yes

    "is it upside down?"....yes

    Normally, the circle would be on the top but this is going to hang under a roof overhang.

    Thanks again,

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     

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    How do you carve with quarter and now a dime:wink:. They look sweet
     
  14. VizualVoice

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    Those are seriously classy!
     
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    now that's! a sign :)
     
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    Verry well done.Thanks for the update.
     
  17. thesignexpert

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    Nice craftsmanship! That a nice bit of work on the lil' birdie and the gold leaf v-groove copy looks awesome. What do you use to burnish your gold? It seems everyone has a little trick that gets them a nice bright sheen. What's yours?

    Tim

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  18. Marlene

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    beautiful!
     
  19. J Hill Designs

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    looks fabulous! My question is what the @#%$ is holding it off the wall in the picture? I see nothing in the shadow...its like its floating
     
  20. mrchips

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    Thanks again!

    Bright gilds?

    Pay attention to the details. Glossy undercoat, wait for the right tack (don't use much size.....just a film) and I "burnish" (clean up creases and fill holidays) with a good size, red sabol brush.......sweeping left to right. This way, any scratches you leave will be across the letters......reflecting more light. Like when you produce a flat, bevel gild.

    Floating sign off the wall?

    I have no idea how that can be done easily.

    I just put mine on a roll of transfer tape on the porch floor. :ROFLMAO:

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     

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