Today's postings

  1. [Baren 25335] Embossing on Dry Paper (GWohlken)
  2. [Baren 25336] RE: Embossing on Dry Paper ("marilynn smih")
  3. [Baren 25337] The Big Nothing: Several Steps Removed (James G Mundie)
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Message 1
From: GWohlken
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 10:54:35 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25335] Embossing on Dry Paper
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I made a print yesterday and embossed three small areas on the dry
kitakata and I like how it looks. It works fine. I used the end of a
small paintbrush to push in the lines. Maybe some of you are thinking
of very deep embossed areas? I just wanted certain small areas to
stand out as designs on a white ground. I cut the simple designs in
wood and embossed first. The embossment was not bothered by the
printing, because the printing part was in a different area so the
wooden knob never went over the embossed area.

I appreciate all the input!!!!

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Message 2
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:06:44 -0700
Subject: [Baren 25336] RE: Embossing on Dry Paper
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I ran a proof of my print through the computers printer and did not lose
the emboss. And it was not a heavy or deep emboss. Just a thing to know. I
had embossed it dry also.
And again an ooops made a difference in this print.
I am learning that even when I have planned everything out things can and do
change. I am one who likes to go with the flow of a piece rather than know
in advance exactly what I will have. And maybe with this Hanga stuff that
is a good thing.
I still adore my ball bearing Baren and will never regret the money I spent
to have it.
Can you believe we are almost to the 4th of July?
Happy printmaking everyone.

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Message 3
From: James G Mundie
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 18:21:07 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25337] The Big Nothing: Several Steps Removed
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I am one of fifteen or so printmakers who were invited to participate in
"Several Steps Removed" (,
an exhibition jointly presented by the Philadelphia Print Collaborative
( and the Samuel S. Fleisher Art
Memorial ( as part of the 'The Big Nothing'
(, a citywide
initiative set in motion by the Institute of Contemporary Art
( "Several Steps Removed" focuses on the
matrix as an artifact in the creation of prints, and features a broad
variety of work and printing processes from woodcut through digital
methods. The exhibition will be held at the Fleisher Art Memorial in
Philadelphia from 5 July through 6 August, with an opening reception from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 9 July 2004.

In other exhibition news, drawings from my series 'Prodigies' are
currently on display in exhibitions in Delaware and New York. "Infanta
Esau" was chosen by curator J. Susan Isaacs to appear in the group
exhibition "Embracing the Arts: Creative Artists Network" at The Delaware
Center for the Contemporary Arts ( in Wilmington,
4 June through 3 October 2004. The exhibition includes works by selected
current affiliate artists, alumni and advisors of the Creative Artists
Network ( in Philadelphia. Six
more drawings from the series are featured in the "Freak Show Art
Exhibit" at MF Gallery ( through 30 July 2004.
MF Gallery is located at 157 Rivington Street on Manhattan's Lower East

James Mundie
Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.
Prodigies: Anomalous Humans by James G. Mundie