Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35090] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4234 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 35091] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4234 (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 35092] Marissa´s print and Wanda´s recovery (guadalupe victorica reyes)
  4. [Baren 35093] Re: Marissa´s print and Wanda´s recovery (Marissa)
  5. [Baren 35094] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 06:35:54 -0800
Subject: [Baren 35090] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4234
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Charles, amazing link to nature prints. I have done some nature printing
and found this of great interest. When I observed that he had printed crabs
I got to thinking about my rock and shell collection from my numerous beach
walks. My husband has been after me to polish the rocks and shells and make
jewlery. I have all the tools and not the inspiration. Now I want to take
some of my sea collection and try this nature printing. Since I will not
travel to the work shops I will be experimenting. It does look as though
much of the work is printed on cloth rather than paper. Or perhaps a very
thin paper. WOW!! I learn so much from you people, it is amazing. The man
hole covers are intriguing as well. I have an interest in door ways for
some odd reason. Expecially the curved ornate ones they build down here.
And look at Harry going about England and Germany drawing his dragons and
other creatures for his prints??? Infinity.

Maria I too am thrilled to see the cairn project coming together. You are
amazing and I am very excited to be part of the project. How sad that some
folks never carved their blocks, they are most certainly missing out.

Mike, thanks for the push to get prints in to the coordinators on time.
Some how our exchanges seem to be getting short changed because there seems
to be at least one person every time who simply does nothing and does not
have the courtesy to drop out so that a wait list person can be placed in
the spot. Sad for all of us. The exchange rules are fair and they are in
place for the benefit of the whole. Now that I have mouthed off I will
probably end up being the one person who does not get prints in, HA~!! In
reality I have almost carved my three blocks for the next exchange and
should be proofing next week.

Mariynn, living in the land of blue sea and green palm trees
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 07:51:11 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 35091] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4234
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There are many techniques for nature printing, but they break down into two basic categories: direct and indirect.

For direct, you apply ink directly to the subject and then press the inked subject onto paper or press paper onto the subject ... very thin papers for more 3-dimensional subjects.

For indirect, you usually use cloth ... smooth silk or polyester. You use rice paste to glue the material to the subject. Then you use a dabber to apply ink to the cloth. When finished, peel the cloth off the subject, let dry, and wash. I know this sounds like you will get a mess, but it works very well. Mineo uses only the indirect method. He has printed tigers, horses, and killer whales, as well as the usual run of smaller stuff.

I know this is very sketchy, but it should be enough to get you started.

Cheers ..... Charles
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Message 3
From: guadalupe victorica reyes
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:02:38 +0000
Subject: [Baren 35092] Marissa's print and Wanda's recovery
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Hello to all. Marissa I love the print you have called Bipolar? It is a brown face with eye.
Can you tell me the technique you used please? Is it wood carving?
Also I would like to wish for Wendas fast recovery. I will post some prints and do a blog just for prints in the following weeks.
Best R and Saludos from México, GuadalupeGuadalupe Victorica Art and Research teacher Monterrey NL México
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Message 4
From: Marissa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:15:52 -0500
Subject: [Baren 35093] Re: Marissa´s print and Wanda´s recovery
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Yes it is a layered woodblock print. For the metallics I used etching ink
which is less than ideal to work with, but I couldn't find any for relief.

Thanks for the compliment!


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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 16 Feb 2008 04:55:32 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35094] 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: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: New Tree


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: IF: Theory - Fool Part II


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Some might call me "slow"


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: illuminata 2


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