Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35362] replies (marilynn smih)
  2. [Baren 35363] Re: In-Reply-To: <> (L Cass)
  3. [Baren 35364] Kris Weltse's Website, links to Bareners' websites (GWohlken)
  4. [Baren 35365] Re: Wellcome to Kris (Kris Wiltse)
  5. [Baren 35366] Baren members websites (Darrell Madis)
  6. [Baren 35367] new member intro ("Amanda Miller")
  7. [Baren 35368] Re: new member intro (Kris Wiltse)
  8. [Baren 35369] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 35370] Re: new member intro ("Amanda Miller")
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Message 4
From: marilynn smih
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:07:29 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35362] replies
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My apologies for the awful messages. I am trying to learn how to make this hotmail program work better. So am sending one more mail, using a blank page, not reply and palin text. Hope it works better!!

Marilynn iin sunny baja, where the beaches are full!
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Message 1
From: L Cass
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:26:04 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35363] Re: In-Reply-To: <>
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One more 'welcome to Baren' Kris! I've just had an enjoyable time
viewing your website - super work!
(your illustrations remind be a bit of Raoul Dufy's woodcuts (often
wrongly termed engravings) - you must be familiar
with his work?? also a touch of Mucha ...but very much your own style.!!

Louise C.
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Message 2
From: GWohlken
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:56:31 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35364] Kris Weltse's Website, links to Bareners' websites
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Kris, I've been so busy with background Baren stuff, I just now had
the opportunity to look at your website and your prints which I like
very much for their rich color and boldness and interesting composition.

Like Peter had said, if you poke around the Baren website, you can
find a lot of prints made by your fellow Bareners, as well as a page
of links to their websites:

Also, any time there are blog listings, if you look at the list under
the current entries, you will see links to all the Bareners who have

We look forward to hearing more about your work.

~Gayle Wohlken
Northeast Ohio
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Message 3
From: Kris Wiltse
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:51:04 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35365] Re: Wellcome to Kris
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Hi Guadalupe,
Thank you much for saying so. It's many other's favorite too.
I checked out your blogspot and am assuming the work there is yours.
I'm very taken with it. It's beautiful in many ways.

Thanks for connecting! I look forward to a long time of participation
in the forum.


Kris Wiltse
Clinton, Whidbey Island
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Message 4
From: Darrell Madis
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 18:11:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35366] Baren members websites
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Will the following contact me if you still have an active website as your old links do not work and I need to update the Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmakers etc.:

Ellen Holtzblatt
Louise Cass
Christopher Bailey
Julio Rodriguez

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Message 5
From: "Amanda Miller"
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 21:42:31 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35367] new member intro
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Hi everyone. I recently joined the group and have already learned a lot
from the discussions. I wish I had known about Baren Forum earlier! I just
wanted to introduce myself: I'm a Baltimore-based printmaker working in my
home. I do woodcuts and gelatin monotypes, and I try to keep my work as
nontoxic as I can. I've recently started working with Akua Kolor and Akua
Intaglio Inks, and have enjoyed experimenting with them very much.

I'm excited to be part of this online community!

Best wishes,

Amanda Gordon Miller
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Message 6
From: Kris Wiltse
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 19:05:46 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35368] Re: new member intro
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Welcome Amanda! I'm new too. I visited your Etsy store and really
like your etchings. Others images too!
I'm about to buy some Akua and give those a shot. I'd love to know
how you are finding them and if you have any tips. I've already
gotten some good tips here at the forum. I'm looking forward to this
new experience of sharing information here on the forum.


Kris Wiltse
Clinton, Whidbey Island
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 24 Mar 2008 03:55:42 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35369] 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: Printmakingblog

Author: Dean Clark


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: Print Studio blog updated


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 8
From: "Amanda Miller"
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 08:52:08 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35370] Re: new member intro
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Thanks for the welcome, Kris. I started out with a couple of colors of the
Akua Kolor and the Akua Intaglio with the intention of deciding which set of
inks I wanted to invest in, but I liked them both so much that I ended up
getting more of both inks. Akua Kolor is very liquidy and has intense
pigment. It brushes nicely. To roll it with a brayer, you mixed it with a
bit of tack thickener and it rolls very well. It will be a bit more
transparent then.

Barbara mentioned long drying time, which is good for clean up, but you have
to keep this in mind with your prints. With one-color prints and prints
with light layers, I have had no problem, but I really overdid it with some
retarder on a print with four different colors, and I'm still working on
getting the prints to dry, so my best advice is use retarder very
sparingly. I had used it because I liked the consistency, but I really
should have used one of the other modifiers. Barbara pointed out that Akua
Kolor dries by absorbtion into the paper, so I think next time I will try a
thicker paper rather than the very thin Japanese paper I had been using.
Someone in another group suggested that I spray water on the prints to help
them dry because water is a drying agent for Akua Kolor. That didn't work,
but it did give me the idea to try mixing a little water in before I print
if I want the ink to dry quickly. I will report back if this works. One
thing that did work to make my prints drier (but not totally dry) was
putting them in the oven on a low temperature for 10-20 minutes. McClains
gave this idea for Akua Intaglio and it works, so I decided to try it for
Akua Kolor, too. You just have to make sure you don't burn your paper.

Akua Intaglio is good for rolling out while maintaining the rich color
because you don't need to mix a modifier into it. I don't know if I have
the new or the old version of the ink, but I really like the buttery
consistency. I have used it with relief printing and to do an intaglio wipe
on a collagraph, and it worked well for both.

For a very simple clean-up, I scrape down any leftover in to save or toss,
then use Pampers Sensitive babywipes to wipe down. I don't know what's in
them, but it cuts right through the ink and one wipe goes a long way.

Good luck!