David A Smith – The Making of Ludlow & Blunt

The behind the scenes film featuring British designer, sign artist and glass gilder David A. Smith MBE, creating an ornamental, handcrafted advertising glass sign for the world famous vintage barbershop Ludlow & Blunt based in Brooklyn, New York has finally been released and you can watch it below! This piece of art was designed and …

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Fleur Designers Paint – Verdigris

Fleur Designer’s Paint Verdigris is a four-part paint system consisting of a primer, copper paint, reagent, and clear finish, all items are available separately. The paint comes in two shades of copper and contains tiny copper particles that oxidise when you apply the specific reagent. The result of these products is a real verdigris coating, …

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The Sign Painters Academy

The Sign Painters Academy is an all-encompassing online sign painting course launched by Paul Myerscough of Bespoke Signs. It offers a thorough insight into the techniques and skills needed for a career in sign painting. Primarily video-based, you are able to see first hand and up close the details of painting letters. It is instantly …

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Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Newcastle based Alex Richardson of Mango Signs has put together this brilliant tutorial on surface gilding and the wizardry of directional burnishing! Check out his video and instructions below, and to see more of Alex’s work, visit his Instagram here! Surface gilding is the method of using gold size to lay down gold leaf to …

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Mother of Pearl & Abalone Shell on Glass

This is the first in an exciting series of tutorials and tips led by our customers. The following tutorial was created by The Unlikely Painter, a Glasgow based sign painter and artist who is sharing his method of using mother of pearl and abalone shell on glass. Tools and Materials Required 1 x Scalpel 1 …

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