A boulder with house numbers


House numbers in a boulder

boulder with house number- rough stone

I recently received a request if it was possible to make a boulder with house numbers. Of course I can! So I went to a garden materials center and bought a heavy boulder of about a meter wide. It could just fit in the back of my little van, because it weighs over 400 kilos. Having a collision would become a problem at that weight. Had it been any heavier, I would have transported it by truck.

I would carve the house numbers 1-3-5 in it, for a group home for young people with a minor intellectual disability. Therefore, I chose a lively font. The boulder consists of red granite, probably a kind of Multicolour Red. But a boulder is not the same quality as found in the natural stone trade. Je moet altijd maar zien of je binnenin geen …Read the whole article…

Falcon: gilding finished

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vergulden2A real eye-catcher

The Falcon for the Valckeniershuis (Falconer's House) in Franeker is ready to be installed: Rómulo has finshed the gilding. He gold plated it completely in 23,75 carat double gold leaf. It's become a real eye-catcher, or as Rob the Great Garden Gnome would say: “As ay finnesing toots it wos cumpleetlee gilded, end now it iz ay reel ayketchur.” …Read the whole article…

A sandstone falcon for Valckenier House

old sandstone falcon Valckenier House Franeker

The old falcon arrived very weathered down and in four pieces

Last week I received an old sandstone falcon. This came from the façade tympanum of the Valckenier House Franeker. This house was built in 1662 as a residence for Reverend Valckenier, and therefore it received a Falcon as an identifier. …Read the whole article…

Ye artfully painted and coloured crest

polychromeren, gepolychromeerd, steen, familiwapen, wapensteen, wapenschild

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To my great joy the family crest of Duitgenius was polychromed in full glory, which means painted in multiple colours. Rómulo has had quite a bit of work doing all the, guilding, base coats, silver plating and several coats of colour.

He added depth to the colour by several layers of paint with accents in a slightly different hue. …Read the whole article…

Gilding

Gilding weapon Duit Genius 1

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Rómulo has started with the gilding. The bars of the helmet, the edge and the string of the helmet and the buttons of the heraldic roses are gilded with 23,75 carat double gold. The helmet itself is painted silver. On the photos most places where gold should come are still yellow; that's the base coat for gilding. …Read the whole article…