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  1. [Baren 25666] Re: Having work published ("Kristine Alder")
  2. [Baren 25667] ink (Lana Lambert)
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Message 1
From: "Kristine Alder"
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 13:55:29 -0600
Subject: [Baren 25666] Re: Having work published
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Thanks Julio! I needed that.
I think we sometimes take ourselves far too seriously. If you're worried about it, ask the source, i.e. Dan Weldon. Use the good sense you were blessed with, get the info. in writing and proceed with caution. But don't just blast Mr. Weldon's efforts because of your own preconceptions (or past experiences). Now--back to carving and printing...Kris

Kristine Alder
Logan, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist/Graphic Design

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Message 2
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 18:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 25667] ink
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I am using some of the ink I bought from matsumarasan
and I love most of them but I'm having trouble with
one of the pigments. I believe it's pigment #21, the
light parrot green. I love it's appearance but when I
mix it with the rice paste, it gets watery and the ink
seems to settle in the crevaces of the block and gets
chalky when I draw it out with the brush. It prints
thin and I have to print it 3 to 4 times to get a
brilliant green. The most annoying thing though is
that I misted my prints before I left the studio that
night to replace some moisture. The next morning, the
other colors stayed fast, but the light green had a
yellow hallow as if a residual chemical had seeped
into the fibers when the paper was wetted. What
gives? Has anyone else had this problem?