Glass Sign Workfl

FCR lettering dccr plates, ORNAMENTIXG GLASS WORK BOXES, Etc, ow this art may bo applied to making signs of every description, numbers of dwellings, door plates, ornamental borders for pictures, ornamenting work boxes, etc., which are made at a trifling expense, and unsurpassed f or brilliancy.

First. Clean well the glass to be used, with alcohol. Second. Wet with your tongue the _ _ side cleaned, and immediately lay over the whole of that side a coat of gold or silver leaf. Third. Let this dry on—it will take trom two to four minutes. Fourth. When the leaf has dried on the glass, polish it with a ball of cotton. Some ol the leaf may possibly be rubbed off by the polishing, but this is of no conscquence. Filth. After polishing, wet again with your tongue the whole side you have polished, and lay another coating of leaf over it. Let this dry. Sixth. After the second coat of leaf is dry, polish it as before, with the ball of cotton, and then your sign or door plate will be ready for lettering.

As a border wii1 add much to the appearance of the plate, I will now instruct you how to make one. Rule with the point of

a needle two lines around tho edge of the plate, the outnde lino one-quarter of an inch from the edge. After the lines have been ruled, wet your pencil brush, and with it moisten the leaf laying outside of the space between the linos you have ruled, and remove with the brush the leaf thus moistened, working gently irom the lines. Your border is now made.

Your next step is to put the lettering on the glass. To do this, first measure the height of your letters, then rule with the needle two lines as far apart as the letters are high. "When this is done, lay the letters on the loaf, one at a time, beginning at the right hand, and placing the back of the letters up, or backwards. Hold the letters on firmly with your left hand, and with your right ma-k around them with a needle. When you have marked around all the letters in this way, wet with your tongue the pencil brush, and apply it to all tho leaf on the glass, except what is needed for the letters and border: then remove the leaf thus wet by rubbing it gently with the brush.

The next process is to apply the Japan. Do this with a small paint brush, and cover the whole of the side which has been covered with the silver leal It will require two coats, and after these are dry you have an elegant plate.

All that now remains to be done is to place the plate ;n a frame, to do thi" apply a little putty to the edges of the glass, and set it in the frame; then lay upon the back a piece of paper of tho same size, and over that a piece of tin, and fill up the remaining space with plaster of Park Your door plate is now complete.

To ornament glass work boxes, flowering, etc., proceed a® above.

Articles Used. A small camel-hair pencil brush,cost three cents; blue or black enamel, or Japan, per gill, 35 cents; selected silver leaf, per book, (24 sheets), 24 cents; patterns for letters, per set, 3TJ cents; patterns for numbers, per set, 25 cents.

I Xoie.—A gill of Japan wdl answer for fifty signs. A book of silver leaf will anbwer ior fix or eight door plates.]

I"OK THE EASS A5TD INEXPENSIVE

EEOORJITIOII cr yfnrccws. jhvrghet, PUBUC BUILDIKQE, Affi ParVATI HtJUSKS.

iiTEEMANiE is the process by which glass oi all kinds may he easily, durably, inexpensively, and elegantly dccorated by any person, Diaphanie, which this art supersedes, was a great success, (no less than 250,000 sheets of designs having been sold in England alone). It had, however, its defects; the sheets being applied with transfer varnish, bubbles of air sometimes remained between the design and the glass, which in the subsequent process of ribbing off the paper, resulted in holes; this rubbing off, moreover, required much time, patience, and care, and was rarely7 perfectly performed. These defects are obviated by Yitremaiiie. By this method the designs, after being covered with (ilucine, may be applied to the glass with water only, and the paper removed entire, a few minutes sufficing for the operation, and nothing being left upon the glass but the design hi colors of unclouded brilliancr and transparency,

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