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by GeoSpectrum
Fri 17 Jan, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: EPOS printer Star SML-200
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: EPOS printer Star SML-200

This is now sold.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: EPOS printer Star SML-200
Replies: 1
Views: 120

EPOS printer Star SML-200

I have a Star EPOS printer for sale. Perfect condition, little
used. Connects to iPhone/tablet etc via Bluetooth
or usb to a PC.
Complete with usb charging cable and box of paper rolls. Cost £195 new. asking £95.
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by GeoSpectrum
Wed 01 Jan, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks for the tips. Now I’ve ‘discovered’ how easy real gesso is and also discovered transfer Dutch leaf, a whole new area has opened up for me. I tried real gold leaf a
While back but found it frustrating to say the least.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks Dermot, generous as ever. Is rottenstone a no
No? It’s all experiments at the moment. Good job the leaf is cheap.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks, the ageing process hides a multitude of sins.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 550

First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Hello all, I’ve just finished my first gilt frame And am looking for a little feedback. I used RSG gesso and Schlag leaf 2.5 for the gold. Followed by a good duffing with gravel to get some dents and scratches. A brush full of vandyke crystal stain, dark wax and a Bit of rottenstone. No red bole whi...
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 23 Dec, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Marketing
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Marketing

Plenty of folks do those and they are cheap so the margins are small. Going higher end would fit with the 'do less earn more' manta we all use from time to time.
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 22 Dec, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Marketing
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Marketing

If you can find your target audience via targeted social media then I believe there is little to beat it if you don't have a shop ( like me) I put a lot of effort into my social media it pays off. A good website which is well presented, has good content and keywords will also attract customers even ...
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 17 Dec, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another fascinating packaging thread
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Another fascinating packaging thread

I buy boxes of 300 blue corners from Kite Packaging. They are cheaper this way but still cost a bit so only go around the more expensive frames. The rest of the time is bubble wrap or handy wrap.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 12 Dec, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bole
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Bole

Many thanks once again Dermot.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 05 Dec, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bole
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Bole

Ok, I’m getting the hang of RSG gesso, spraying frames
Is the way to go for me. The Next step is bole. Ready made, Make your own, colour....any recommendations? There seems to be a lot on the market.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 things...canvas backing and which underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: 2 things...canvas backing and which underpinner?

Can you explain the backing for canvas frames. I'm not sure what you mean?
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 24 Nov, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another frame
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Another frame

Here’s a rusty frame. A bit OTT probably.
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by GeoSpectrum
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Looking for advice on "Buyers Protecion"
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Looking for advice on "Buyers Protecion"

Agree about the eBay and Gumtree comment. I've sold and bought here and the community is pretty small and any dodgy goings on would soon get called out. It's not a sales channel though so any deal struck is between you and the seller, nothing to do with the forum itself.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 15 Nov, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Many thanks. That's my task for the weekend.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 14 Nov, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Thanks for the tip on the sander.

The gesso was not a success. It just stayed sticky and scraped off easily. I must have got the recipe wrong by a good margin. I’ll try again....
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Thanks. I if I get the order I’ll probably be splashing out on a Mirka sander, I have my eyes on them for a while but £300 is a bit steep for normal sanding. I’m hoping the panels will be a regular order. If anyone’s interested they are made of the 25mm ally subframe from Lion and an outer of F9 fro...
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Thanks. It’s sticky at the moment so time for another coat. How long to dry hard?
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Fist coat done. How long to leave it between coats. It’s on a flat panel, it hasn’t gone on particularly smooth but I guess sanding will sort that?
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by GeoSpectrum
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RSG Gesso
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: RSG Gesso

Ok, thanks, I’ve mixed 1part RSG to 12 part water? I see 800mlnof water so I recon that was 66 grams of RSG. So I should get just over a litre?