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…

Reverse Glass Gilding

I’m so excited to finally have a reverse glass gilding tutorial! Here at Handover, we get asked a lot about the process of reverse glass gilding, Jay Holland, more often known as Greater Opacity, has created this tutorial to de-mystify…

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!…

Flower Painting Tutorial

Next in the customer created tutorials is traditional flower painting. I was lucky enough to meet Steph (and her excellent dog Blue) at the Norwich Letterheads hosted by Kieran Harper and Rizzo Studio. Steph is new to signwriting but has…

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

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

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…