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  1. [Baren 33812] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification ("jcu")
  2. [Baren 33813] Re: Chine Colle ( slinders #
  3. [Baren 33814] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 33815] Re: Chine Colle ("jcu")
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Message 1
From: "jcu"
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:47:24 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33812] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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I have been lurking for quite a while and
just recently have decided to get back into
printmaking. I am working on some simple
relief prints but want to print them with
a chine colle surface. Can anyone remind
how to adhere the top layer of rice paper?
I remember using rice paste years ago,
but wonder if there is something easier to
find? Or, where can one buy rice powder?

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Message 2
From: slinders #
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:17:28 -0500
Subject: [Baren 33813] Re: Chine Colle
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Hi, Joan,

Welcome to BarenForum. I don't post too often on list either.
But I enjoy the exchanges. Hopefully we'll exchange prints
sometime soon.

You can buy a premixed or a dry paste at McClain's

Portland, Oregon. They are good suppliers and will get things
to you quickly. Or you may receive suggestions of suppliers in
Canada from other folks.

Chine colle:

Ink your block.

Put paste on the back of your tissue, either sprinkling dry
starch paste on it* or smearing the premixed paste (that feels a
lot like library paste when we were kids) on the back of the

Put your tissue paste side up in place on top of your inked
block. You may need a tweezer or toothpick to get it to stay in

Then put your paper (dampened, especially if you're using dry
paste) in place on the block, put on your blankets, and put the
whole sandwich through the press. Be gentle when you're taking
the paper off of the block, but the tissue should release easily
and stay on the paper. And that's it!

*With dry wheat or rice paste you can put it into an empty salt
shaker. Put the tissue face down on the inked block, lightly
shake the powdered paste onto the tissue, then put on the
dampened paper, then the blankets, and run it through the press.

It will quickly come back to you when you do it once.

Happy printing!
Sharen (Chicago area)
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 31 Jul 2007 03:55:17 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33814] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Message 4
From: "jcu"
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:52:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33815] Re: Chine Colle
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Thanks Sharon!

A very helpful reply. I appreciate it a great deal.

I remember purchasing rice powder locally years
ago, or perhaps using a substitute (methyl cellulose?).
It was something I did not have to order but could
buy in a local store (grocery or hardware store, cannot
remember which it was). If this is not true, I will follow
your suggestion and order from your supplier.
Regardless, your instructions are wonderful.

Thanks for the warm welcome.