Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34910] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4207 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 34911] exchange #35 update ("Mike Lyon")
  3. [Baren 34912] oil based ink questions and Exchange 35 ("cjpiers")
  4. [Baren 34913] Re: exchange #35 update (Formschnider #
  5. [Baren 34914] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 06:44:02 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34910] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4207
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Thanks for the comments on using my little press with the water based inks.
I have decided to run this block with black oil inks on very white paper. I
am loving the contrast. I do however have some other blocks that I wanted
to definitely run in water based inks. I will experiment. I was going to
any way, but some times it is easier to get advice from those who have tried
it, can save frustration along the way. Besides I have that new piece of
linoleum to try and the design idea using 4 small blocks, water based, press
run. I will try a stiff cover for the water based blocks, that is a great
tip! This season is turning out to be art fun! New ideas, using the press
more, not less, etc. Eww, I just got another idea, one of those art
moments! Thanks.
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Message 2
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:59:14 -0600
Subject: [Baren 34911] exchange #35 update
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Exchange #35 FINAL DELIVERY DEADLINE IS FEB 8, 2008 - no prints will be
accepted after that date and penalty will apply!

Prints Received:

01/22/2008: Claudia G Coonen

01/22/2008: Aya Rosen

01/25/2008: Barbara Patera

not received: Viza Arlington

not received: Chris Blank

not received: Barbara Carr

not received: John Center

not received: Robert Swain Charles

not received: Tiberiu Chelcea

not received: Diane Cutter

not received: Michael Gaffney

not received: Gillyin Gatto

not received: Mary Grassell

not received: Annette Haines

not received: George Jarvis

not received: Peter Kocak

not received: Tom Kristensen

not received: Lana Lambert

not received: Sharen Linder

not received: Ivan Locke

not received: Mike Lyon

not received: Bobette Mccarthy

not received: Rahman Mohamed

not received: Connie Pierson

not received: Mellissa Read-Devine

not received: Julio Rodriguez

not received: Ned Rosen

not received: Jennifer Schmitt

not received: Sylvia Taylor

not received: Robert Viana

not received: Steffan Ziegler

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 3
From: "cjpiers"
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:48:07 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34912] oil based ink questions and Exchange 35
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Hi all,
As I was printing the print for this exchange I noticed that the ink would stick to itself.
I used Graphic Chemical intense black and added some setswell.
It would happen when I was rolling it out on the block. I would be rolling along then the brayer would sort of stick and slide.
Is there an additive to prevent this? Should I have added a litttle plate oil?

Also, I would like to use white ink but I was scared off when I tried GC white a while ago and I swear it never dried.
Maybe it was just a funny lot. Any suggestions on a white ink?

The printing of the black worked out fine but just felt funny rolling it out.
Here is a link to the finished print for exchange 35 so don't look if you want to wait for the collated package.

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Message 4
From: Formschnider #
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 20:16:29 EST
Subject: [Baren 34913] Re: exchange #35 update
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 27 Jan 2008 04:55:23 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34914] 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. (42 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter


Site Name: My Hermitude

Author: Debi Bender
Item: Illustration Friday Theme: Plain (Socks)

Author: Debi Bender
Item: Woodblock Printing: Dreaming Series


Site Name: Jennifer Martindale

Author: JennifersCabin
Item: On the move


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