Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33816] Rice flour/starch ("Lee Churchill")
  2. [Baren 33817] Re: Chine Colle ("Marissa ")
  3. [Baren 33818] my latest print (brad robinson)
  4. [Baren 33819] Re: Chine Colle (Sharri LaPierre)
  5. [Baren 33820] Re: Chine Colle ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 33821] chine colle ("hanna_platt #")
  7. [Baren 33822] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Lee Churchill"
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:02:14 -0600
Subject: [Baren 33816] Rice flour/starch
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Hi Joan,

You should be able to find rice flour at most grocery stores and rice
starch is available at most health food stores, it is my understanding
that they need to be cooked though. I've never used a powder that you
can sprinkle on. Some art stores now carry green tubes of premixed rice
paste that just needs diluting, it comes from Japan and I don't remember
the name but it is pretty obvious on the shelf. It has a ton of some
fungicide in it and lasts for years (I've had one tube that's been going
strong since about 1999).

I'm in Calgary.


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Message 2
From: "Marissa "
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:06:22 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33817] Re: Chine Colle
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I use wheat paste powder that I keep in one of those green container for
cheapo parm cheese with a piece of pantyhose stretched on top. Just shake
it on lightly onto the colored paper and then wet the main paper. I put the
colored paper on the block with the wheat paste facing up and then put my
paper on top of that then run it through the press.

~marissa lee
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Message 3
From: brad robinson
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:25:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33818] my latest print
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thought some of you might like to see my latest print. it's been so
long since i've gotten a piece done. it was so good to finish one and
pull prints. hope you like it.

it's gottten me motivated to get my "year of the pig" print started
too, and i'm almost done! hopefully i'll get it printed and in the
mail in the next couple weeks.

best, brad

Brad Robinson
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Message 4
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:32:37 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33819] Re: Chine Colle
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The only thing I have to add to the chine colle lesson is that I
lightly spritz the piece to be chine collÚd with plain water before I
sprinkle the dry paste onto it. I have found that if you put dry
paper onto damp paper they sometimes dry at different rates and give
you wrinkles. (We don't want those!) I have found the dry powder the
most successful as I always had trouble using just the right amount
of premixed adhesive. Either I had too much and it squished all over
and made a big mess, or too little and it wouldn't stay on the
paper. I use powdered wall paper paste, which is wheat starch, but I
understand it is hard to find nowadays. You used to be able to get
it at any hardware store. However, rice starch should be easy to
find, especially in an Asian market. Good luck! One of my blog
entries - When Justice Sleeps..." dealt with chine collÚ. The blog
address is so convoluted that I can't begin to remember it, so I
think the best way to get there is to go to my website and click on
the link there, or try to find it in the list on the Baren Digest (it
is the one with Barebonesart in it!)

Cheers ~
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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:43:18 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33820] Re: Chine Colle
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I like the pantyhose technique. I wondered how you could get the powder on fine enough.

I mix up the methyl cel. into a paste and brush it on the tissue with a foam brush. It's really messy and sometimes wrinkles, but it seems to work fine.

Being a lazy sort tho, if I can just sprinkle it on instead of mixing it up first, I'll go for that!


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Message 6
From: "hanna_platt #"
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:27:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 33821] chine colle
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Welcome Joan,
I have a little different technique for relief chine colle. I print my block using a light grey ink on usually rives bfk or lightweight and let the prints dry, this will be the guide for where to glue the tissue. then i cut out the different shapes of tissue paper and glue them to the print using either rice paste or pva glue. I usually use multiple pieces and colors of tissue paper and find it easier than trying to lay them all down on an inked block. After all the tissue pieces are glued down and dry I print the block with black ink or what ever colors I'm using. I hope this makes sense. If you look at my blog there are three examples "hibiscus", "owl" and "gifts". gifts i just printed the blue block and used that as a guide and skipped the light grey ink step. some day I will post progress photos.
p.s. I print by hand using a spoon or baren or both.

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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 1 Aug 2007 10:10:51 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33822] 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. (36 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Forest in Autumn - 3] : Colour Separations


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: What a Day! Ouchie!


Site Name: VIZArt

Author: Viza Arlington
Item: Owl


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