Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30868] Proofing ("Tom Kristensen")
  2. [Baren 30869] Re: Baren Digest (old) V35 #3471 ("Marilynn Smith")
  3. [Baren 30870] Re: Masa (Sharri LaPierre)
  4. [Baren 30871] Resist, Rives and Akua Kolor (cucamongie #
  5. [Baren 30872] Re: Masa, Hosho, or ? (Leigh Beatty)
  6. [Baren 30873] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Tom Kristensen"
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 23:41:55 +1000
Subject: [Baren 30868] Proofing
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My idea of developing a proof is to balance the colour and printing technques, plus attend to registration and detail, all this I do on the paper I use for my final edition. In my case I use shioji, a sized kozo washi from the baren mall, a kind of economy hosho washi. Yes, I screw up a lot, yes it's a pity. But, how else can I understand the print I hope to make? I think it is really important to learn to throw away good paper early in the process. The print is more important than the paper.

Tom the Wastemaker
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Message 2
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 09:20:13 -0600
Subject: [Baren 30869] Re: Baren Digest (old) V35 #3471
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Maria, love your idea for the puzzle print. Harry WOW, we just do not have
stuff like that around every corner in our country. Geez how wonderful!
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Message 3
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 09:10:23 -0700
Subject: [Baren 30870] Re: Masa
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Wanda's suggestion of Shin Torinoko is the best I've seen, so far. It
is very inexpensive, comes in bright white, and is easy to print on!
What more could a body ask for? I use it for proofing, after going
through a few on newsprint, and sometimes for the actual print.

I have the puzzle print up and framed in my studio, so everyone will be
able to see it in all it's grand glory. Are we going to have a theme
for our rocks for the Cairn Project (hereinafter, CP - that's my
attempt at legalese)? How about how Baren has helped me build my
printmaking repertoire - or something like that?

That's all folks - keep those Summit registrations coming in! I will
acknowledge checks as soon as I receive them.
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Message 4
From: cucamongie #
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 19:08:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 30871] Resist, Rives and Akua Kolor
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Carol, the resist for watercolor that you talked about is called "frisket". It comes in a little bottle, and like you say, you brush it on, and it keeps those areas from getting color on them. Afterwards, you just rub it off with your finger. I've used it often for watercolor, and it seems like it should work for waterbased printing as a resist.

Leigh, Akua Kolor monoprinting inks will work fine for Hanga. I think they will generally work better if you dampen the paper though (as Wanda said, damp, not sopping wet). Also, as far as using Rives for hanga, I would use Rives heavyweight, I believe Rives lightweight is a bit too lightweight as far as I can remember. Stonehenge is very inexpensive and will work for hanga. For Stonehenge, you definitely need to dampen the paper, and probably use quite a bit of pressure with the baren, as the paper is thick.

happy printmaking!
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Message 5
From: Leigh Beatty
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 16:11:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 30872] Re: Masa, Hosho, or ?
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Thanks for the info on the cheap Masa. Feel like I waste so much time trying things out so at least I won't waste time on that. I may give the Masa Dosa a whirl and will definitely try the Shin Torinoko. I have tried Stonehenge and Lenox but I seem to do better with the thinner papers. Maybe with some more experience under my belt, I will come back to them. I really like the Rives BFK Lightweight but the white and cream are almost the same color--both a cream/off white. I have some of both and I find it quite difficult to tell which is which. Thanks for all the info, Leigh
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 May 2006 03:55:01 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30873] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (18 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Special Announcement - Mokuhankan is now open!


Site Name: Flights of Art

Author: Carol
Item: Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart for a Cause


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: Elizabeth and Rod pen & ink 88.5 x 43.5 inches


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: No longer doing ACEOs

Author: m.Lee
Item: this weekend was...


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