Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32575] Exchange deadlines (DADI #
  2. [Baren 32576] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3756 (Jan 8, 2007) (Darrell Madis)
  3. [Baren 32577] re; provincetown printmakers ("gillying #")
  4. [Baren 32578] Fwd: The World Printmakers Pre-Emptive Print Protest (Wanda Robertson)
  5. [Baren 32579] Re: Plexi ("steffan ziegler")
  6. [Baren 32580] Re: Plexi ("steffan ziegler")
  7. [Baren 32581] Plexi ("Jean Womack")
  8. [Baren 32582] Re: Plexi ("Rahman Mohamed")
  9. [Baren 32583] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3758 (Jan Telfer)
  10. [Baren 32584] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: DADI #
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:33:47 EST
Subject: [Baren 32575] Exchange deadlines
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Mike, Could you please clarify the deadlines for exchange 32. It sounds like
the coordinator has to send the prints back before he or she gets them?
Dale Phelps
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Message 2
From: Darrell Madis
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 07:08:55 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32576] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3756 (Jan 8, 2007)
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Don't forget to order a case for your exchange prints. These handsome cases are a great way to keep the prints together and protect them. Order through the Baren Mall:
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Message 3
From: "gillying #"
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 11:01:18 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32577] re; provincetown printmakers
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for Su again i thought of his name while driving home...B.J.O. Nordfeld
then i hauled out my books so get a pencil and here's the names and numbers:

The Woodblocks of B . J. O. Nordfeld ISBN 0-938713-08-6

Ada Gilmore :
catalogue from exhibition at Mary Ryan Gallery 452 Colombus Ave NY NY 10024

Blanche Lazzell : Provincetown Classics in History.Literature abd Art #2
ISBN 0-945135-01-7

Provincetown Printing Blocks :
catalogue fron exhibition at Provincetown Art Assoc & Museum

that's what i really love about the BAREN-someone's new question brings up
woodcut art and artists that re - inspire me as i look at them again

thanks Su

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Message 4
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:19:37 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32578] Fwd: The World Printmakers Pre-Emptive Print Protest
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Thought some Bareners might be interested in this:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Gabinete de"
> Date: January 9, 2007 1:41:05 AM PST
> To: "Print People"
> Subject: The World Printmakers Pre-Emptive Print Protest
> Reply-To: "Gabinete de"
> Dear printmaker friends,
> We'd like to invite you to participate in our new World Printmakers
> Pre-Emptive Print Protest, our symbolic anticipatory strike against
> the impending United States attack on Iran. You can have a preview
> look at it here.
> How do you participate?  By sending us one of your images and, if you
> like, a brief text, which we will publish on ourPre-Emptive Print
> Protestpages.
> We are not charging anybody anything for this initiative.  We just
> feel the need to do something before it's too late, and we are obliged
> to regret not having done anything.
> Kind regards,
> Mike & Maureen Booth
> World Printmakers
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Message 5
From: "steffan ziegler"
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:35:47 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32579] Re: Plexi
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Perhaps you could carve out the large areas where you want an aquatint to
be, and then glue shaped pieces of fine sandpaper into those "canyons." In
my experience (with collographs) sandpaper makes a very nice "pseudo"
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Message 6
From: "steffan ziegler"
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 10:37:42 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32580] Re: Plexi
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*"then glue shaped pieces of fine sandpaper into those "canyons.""*
duh. Of course I meant the other way around, you'd glue sandpaper onto the
"raised" areas.

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Message 7
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 13:30:45 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32581] Plexi
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Thanks for all the great ideas about
making marks on Plexi. Yes, I will wear a face mask
to do it. Thanks for reminding me. Any and
all suggestions are welcomed.

They used to have something called a "hot wire" which
was used to cut the plastic used to wrap meat in. There was
illness associated with the fumes from the hot
wire, so they stopped using it. People around here
are very safety conscious because there is so much
big industry around here. When there's an accident, it's
usually a bad accident, unfortunately. So I tell the kids,
NO accidents. We can't have any accidents. If you have
an accident, a person gets hurt just as bad as if you did
it on purpose. Saying it's an accident doesn't make it OK.
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Message 8
From: "Rahman Mohamed"
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:11:12 +0800
Subject: [Baren 32582] Re: Plexi
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Another option for you to get the aquatint effect on the plexiglass plate is
by painting a mixture of white glue or acrylic medium with carborandum grit
[ use for grinding/graining lithographic stone ]. Just apply it as you do
for painting.Any shape you want. Let it dries completly,then you have a nice
toothed surface.
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Message 9
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:52:59 +0800
Subject: [Baren 32583] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3758
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Plexiglass People,

I like Jean have used an electric engraver ..... in short bursts as the
handle does get hot from time to time and I have burnt out a few

To get an aquatint the sandpaper is a good tool..... I have found a
really hard rough sandpaper and hitting it with a hammer onto the
plastic gives an aquatint effect.... be careful not to be too heavy
handed because depending on the thickness of the plastic and the
brittleness of it it can be cracked.

Also using the engraving tool to punch small indentations in the
plastic close to one another or further apart depending on the tone
required this will give an aquatint effect too... like a newspaper
print highly magnified.

Plexiglass is great because the design to be engraved or etched can be
taped on to the back of the plastic and can be seen through it. Of
course I use the clear plastic!

Printing plexiglass can either be as an etching technique or a relief
print or both together.

If using the combined method use two different coloured oil based inks.
My advice too, once you have the etching ink in the burr of the design
wipe the surrounding areas very clean.
With the second colour rolled up with relief ink, use a BIG roller and
I mean big roller that will cover the entire width of the plate in one
roll or one circumference of the roller and clean the roller each time
it is run across the design because the roller will pick up the colour
of the etching ink and will leave dirty marks on the second half of the
plate and consequently on to your print..... It will also dirty or
contaminate the relief ink as you re-roll the roller.

If you are unsure of what I have said you may need to read the above a
couple of times. I don't know if I can say it any clearer than that
that it will make sense to everyone.

One bit of extra advice is when using the same plate, if your design is
of a person's face, printed in the etched method and then at another
time in a relief method your skin colour will go from white to black,
so design your plexiglass block for people as you wish to print it and
the cultural difference you want to portray.

Happy printing in 2007 everyone,

Western Australia
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Message 10
From: Blog Manager
Date: 10 Jan 2007 04:55:12 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32584] 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. (26 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Some of the first pieces, hot off the PRESS


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