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  1. [Baren 34936] Re: Carving fruitwood (Tiberiu Chelcea)
  2. [Baren 34937] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Tiberiu Chelcea
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:03:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 34936] Re: Carving fruitwood
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Thanks for the replies regarding fine lines. I'm using acrylic gesso -- bought a 16oz (~500ml) jar about a year and half ago, and still have some left after quite a lot of woodcuts. I sand the block, spread it thinly and evenly on the surface with a foam brush, and sand it again when dry. I'm always printing with the press, since I like to use heavy papers, normally used for etching. However, it'd be hard to print japanese style on these blocks, the coat of gesso is not good for retaining pigment, and the results are very uneven, as if the color is washed away from the surface. Pretty ugly.

Bob, I think acrylic gesso would help with the toner transfer. I haven't tried the heat transfer, but transfered laser prints with acetone, and it gets transfered really well, better than on uncoated wood.


PS. I don't know what happened with the second half of my original email, probably Yahoo Mail decided it's not that important.
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From: Blog Manager
Date: 30 Jan 2008 04:55:36 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34937] 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: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Back from Hell


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