Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37645] Repeat info/911 (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 37646] black paper (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 37647] RE: black paper ("Browder, Tina")
  4. [Baren 37648] Re: black paper (Charles Morgan)
  5. [Baren 37649] Re: black paper (Graham Scholes)
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 13:16:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37645] Repeat info/911
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Bareners have been requesting the website for the virtual gallery, Remember
the Firemen at the National September 911 Memorial and Museum

This works when I try it.

Carol L
Irvington, NY
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:12:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37646] black paper
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Have any of you used black paper with light colored ink?
I remember losing my mind over one exchange print I tried that with and ended up using cason paper and oil based inks, Printing dry. Not my finest efforts.
Has anyone used Akua white ink on black? What about other colored papers and what worked?
I have this idea but hate to reinvent the wheel if others have already figured this out. All info will be appreciated and since it might not be woodblock feel free to email me off list.
My best to all
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Message 3
From: "Browder, Tina"
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:01:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37647] RE: black paper
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I have tried AKUA on Black paper with a wood cut (dry) and I wasn't overjoyed with the results. It printed very light. I also printed a solar plate relief print and that was also hard to see. I believe I used Black Ingres paper, pretty lightweight. (Oh and it was trickery because it looked good when it was wet but lightened a lot when it dried.) But, this was just my can always be different for others...

Tina Browder
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Message 4
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:32:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37648] Re: black paper
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I have used a variety of white inks on a variety of black papers. In particular, I have tried a variety of white oil based inks, including Daniel Smith,
GC&I, Speedball, and my own mix with burnt plate oil and titanium
white pigment; and I have tried supplementing the commercial inks with additional titanium white. I have used Arches Cover Black and Rising Stonehenge Black; I prefer the Stonehenge. I have printed both dry and damp. In all cases, the results with one pass were disappointing. I found you need good registration and multiple passes to get good results. See my prints "Dark Lily" and "Peacock Nude" in the Baren exchanges for examples.

Cheers ....... Charles
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Message 5
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 02:51:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37649] Re: black paper
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You are in for a treat Barbara....

You can see the results of my effort at.......
which you will recognize as being boot camp.

There is an explanation about the number of colours.
In most cases each colour was printed twice. ugh.
I used a brush to apply the colours to the single plate.
I liked the effect of it looking painterly .... quite lovely
but most time consuming. The gravel path (whitish)
were printed 3 times with etching inks.

All colours were printed on dry stock.

I tried using gauche and the colourant I used for moku hanga.
These, I mixed generously with gum arabic. Not good as the
water base would not cover the Rising Stonehenge black
which I found to be superior to Arches Cover.

Here is a neat heads up.
After I finished the project I printed a few sheets of paper
that I had sprayed with Grumbacher archival spray.
This helped to seal the paper (to a certain extent) and allowed
the pigments to set up on top and not be absorbed into the stock..
I have yet to do an run but I still have these samples and the
colour has maintained its vibrance. Oh happy day.

Have fun.