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Offline MarkG

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Lettering a basketball!
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:07:19 AM »
Well, it DOES say 'all things brush lettering' in the title, but this will be a new one for me, even after many years in the sign biz! I'm excited to try it though----it'll be a ball for a trophy case or something, I'm told. Should be interesting. Stay tuned!

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 11:09:07 AM »
oh you have GOT to post a pic of this when complete...i'm sure it will be awesome!!!

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 12:49:43 PM »
I too cannot wait to see!

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 02:39:12 PM »
Interesting! :) Share when you can! Can't wait!
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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 06:07:43 PM »
I will keep you posted----meeting client next week.

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 10:08:10 PM »
A little sign shop insight/update for you here----I mixed a little One Shot hardener into a bit of black One Shot lettering enamel and dabbed some on a black seam of the B-Ball on the back (unseen) side as a test to see if it will dry properly. That's always a concern on any vinyl, rubber, or plastic material because of the dreaded 'plastisizer migration' which occurs from these materials and can mix into the wet paint and keep it from drying.

What will happen NEXT??? Stay tuned to see if the hardener did the trick! (learned from a sign painters forum)
« Last Edit: June 02, 2014, 10:18:12 PM by MarkG »

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 11:49:58 PM »
I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see this one!!  ;D

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 08:57:21 AM »
Here it is. Unless you've ever tried to letter a round, rubber, 'pebbled' surface, you probably can't imagine what a challenge it is.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2014, 08:59:24 AM by MarkG »

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2014, 10:17:02 AM »
OMG MARK!!!! that looks awesome!!!!!  really really great work.  the script is especially beautiful!  and ya know that kid will have that his entire life, right?! 

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 10:28:40 AM »
Well Done! That looks hard to do
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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2014, 11:19:02 AM »
Thanks, Ladies! :)

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2014, 11:25:41 AM »
Oh that is so cool! Glad it turned out well!  ;D
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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 11:32:19 AM »
Looks fantastic! Great colors too, they really pop out.

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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 01:27:15 PM »
hey! love this, mark! i play basketball, so i always hand-letter my name into the basketballs i own ;) i just use a black sharpie and it stays put! even when i play ball with it! i guess in your case, it's going in a case, so should look a little more festive than just black, but this is awesome! thanks for sharing!!
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Re: Lettering a basketball!
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 09:55:39 PM »
wow! that is amazing! what pen did you use to write on it?
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