Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35354] Welcome Kris (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 35355] Re: Chops? (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 35356] ooops (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 35357] Message for Bareners from Kris Wiltse (GWohlken)
  5. [Baren 35358] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:24:56 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35354] Welcome Kris
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Welcome, Kris Wiltse. I love your web site
Your linoleum work is lovely. Do you do
reduction prints? I'm also an illustrator but I rarely do woodcuts
for commercial work as I feel like the process is too slow for the
kinds of deadlines I'm usually up against. You must be fast! Very
impressive work. I'm sure you'll have a lot to add to the Forum.

April, Angee and Tibi -- looking forward to seeing you in Richmond!

Annie B
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:11:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35355] Re: Chops?
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Tosai color is gouache, I am sure you have used it
your career.
If not it is chalky watercolor and will lift once dry
if you get it wet again. A good and bad quality, it is
more opaque than watercolor so covers up sins.

The Akua kolor is a honey based ink that dries by
absorption into the paper, so if you get 6 layers on
your paper, it is slow to dry or may never dry. It
comes in a monotype ink (runny) and an intaglio ink
The intaglio ink has some type of gum in it so does
not work well with water, I like the intaglio ink as
it is more formulated for rolling but both work well
for me.

I have used it a lot and really like it, I am a
transparent color, thin layer printer and have used up
to 8 layers in a reduction print on Kitakata paper
with no problems. So it is a learning curve with this
ink, I usually roll it on but some printers use it
with a brush and water. I find putting water with it
makes it stiffer I do not use it that way. The
good thing about it is it will never dry on your ink
slab or in your can wash it out and
clean it up days later (not recommended of course) and
put save any leftover ink to reuse another time. The
other great quality is you can roll it over oil based
inks and it will not stick to the oil, so this can be
a real plus when editioning as you do not have to stop
and clean rollers. the colors are good and they are
coming out with new ones this month so more will be
McClains is the only place to buy it locally or
possibly Dan Smith. McClains has such great service,
you get orders in a day or two from them. They have
changed the intaglio ink in the last year to be
stiffer, so I recommend being sure you get all the new
ink, I would request it when I order as some of the
older ink is quite loose and can cause a slight
viscosity problem when used with the new.
My best to all,
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:23:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35356] ooops
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I apologize to everyone for not editing the last
email...I just forgot and left all the previous emails
attached...must be old age. You would think after 10
years of posting to this list I would have it figured
Sorry everybody.
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Message 4
From: GWohlken
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 23:25:43 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35357] Message for Bareners from Kris Wiltse
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Bareners, here is a message from new member Kris Wiltse. I had sent
her a private welcoming message, and in answering it, she thought she
was responding to the whole list, so I'm including here the portion of
her email to me which she had intended for all Bareners to read.


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> ...I'm very interested in working in wood and Moku Hanga. Especially
> now. SO much inspiration in the exchange gallery. The art is luminous.
> Thanks to all for such a warm welcome. I'm delighted that this forum
> is available and with so many people open to sharing their knowledge
> and endeavors. It's inspiring and a great motivator.
> Clive, Annie Carol... anyone interested....AWW! Thanks. I've been an
> illustrator for many years so I've had allot of practice. And using
> this medium is, can be, very grueling against deadlines. Reduction
> is my general method for illustration. Although lately using multi
> block and trying to keep the number to a minimum with the use of
> transparent color. I make sure that my clients understand this is
> not a speedy process. And next day deadlines are not doable. So work
> is not coming out my ears! But I do other things such as design and
> nature stuff.
> Does everyone have work in the exchange gallery? Does everyone have
> websites? Please send!
> Annie, I'd love to see your illustration. What medium are you
> working in? What markets?...

> Kris
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 23 Mar 2008 03:55:23 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35358] 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. (43 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Forest in Spring - 1] : carving progress


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: My Tradigital printmaking blog is GROWING !!!


Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: Spring Break Productivity


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