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  1. [Baren 29742] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3320 ("Carol Myers")
  2. [Baren 29743] Re: #24 Print exchange. (Mike Lyon)
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Message 1
From: "Carol Myers"
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 18:49:04 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29742] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3320
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> I was thinking on paper with this acrylic paint, not fabric, even though
> it is a fabric paint. Not sure yet where I am going with this. But one
> more question, if I use this and put it on a a woodblock plate do I use a
> brayer??? And will it harm the brayer as acrylics dry fast???

I use brayers with acrylic paint all of the time. I do wash them on
occasion, and they may stain, but usually the acrylic paint kind of comes
off like a 'skin' when washed with soap and water.

I am in love with Golden Glazing Medium, which gives you more open time on
the acrylics and might make them easier to print with. You might also try a
drying retarder, again, to give you more open time.

I would think that any good printmaking paper would work just fine. And I
occasionally go ahead and print on fabric, and then adhere the print to card
stock or paper.

Hope this helps.
Carol M.

Carol L. Myers
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Regional Representative, IN-OH
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Message 2
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:13:27 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29743] Re: #24 Print exchange.
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Sharri LaPierre wrote:
>In reading the posts re/ getting the info. & scans to Mike so he can
>get them on the web. This seems to me a burden on the coordinator
>which needn't be there. Why not ask each exchange participant to
>send their scanned image to the coordinator? Most of us have either
>scanners or digital cameras and could easily do our own and send it
>to them. It seems to me that this would be of some help. Just
>specify the size and mode as in Jpegs. 650 pix. max. length or width
>at 300 dpi - or something like that.

Thanks for the thought, Sharri... BUT (everyone) PLEASE DO NOT send
me scans of your work!

Our current system works has worked very well (even though #24 and
#25 are a bit behind) and I most definitely do NOT want to try to
keep track of who has and who hasn't sent scans -- not everyone has
the ability to create a decent jpeg image -- that's a criteria for
coordinators, not participants, and there are always a few delinquent
printers in each exchange -- so much worse if there are also a few
delinquent scanner-ers and email-ers!

Really, for the moment it's best (especially for ME) if the
coordinators and I continue to work together in order to get this
stuff done and uploaded...

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri