Pounce patterns

Pounce patterns

There are a number of ways to transfer a design, the traditional way is with a pouce pattern. This method requires the design be drawn to scale and then the lines are perferated by small dots using a pouce wheel….

1 Shot Tinting Black/White

1 Shot Tinting Black/White

The two 1 Shot tints have been specially developed for use with 1 Shot Lettering Enamels. The 4001 Tinting Black produces various shades of grey without streaking when added to 101L Lettering White, and 103L Polar White. It can also…

Crackle Effects

Crackle Effects

There are a number of products available that can be used to create a cracked effect for aging and for adding interest to pieces. Below is a rundown of products currently available through A. S Handover. Polyvine Crackle Glaze This…

Galphabetics

Galphabetics

Back in October, alongside filling the UK with handpainted signs, the gal members of Alphabetics Anonymous, Hana Sunny Whaler and Mia Warner, found time to host an all-women sign painting event at Blue Shop cottage. I (Rachel from Handover HQ)…

Smith's Cream

Smith’s Cream

1-Shot paints are well known and well loved but they also have a range of additives, one of which is Smith’s Cream. Smith’s Cream is a non-yellowing additive/glazing medium for enamel paint that improves brushability and has strong durability, making…

Alistair's search for the origin of the angled terminal

Alistair’s search for the origin of the angled terminal

Today I received an email from Alistair Hall, who had noticed our metal lettering stencils have a very particular feature of an angle at the end of the letter. He has been trying to discover the origin of this distinct…

The School of Decorative Art - Manchester

The School of Decorative Art – Manchester

Steve Oxley’s School of Decorative Art is one of very few of its kind within the UK. The school, situated in Manchester, offers opportunities to learn and develop skills in Signwriting, Gilding, Woodgraining and Marbling, under the Bracket of Decorative…