Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39054] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V47 #4847 (Jun 9, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 39055] Paul Furneaux (Jennifer Martindale)
  3. [Baren 39056] Re: moku-hanga demo (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 39057] Re: moku-hanga demo (Graham Scholes)
  5. [Baren 39058] Re: moku-hanga demo (Georgina Leahy)
  6. [Baren 39059] Paul Furneaux exhibtion in Edinburgh ("Clive Watts")
  7. [Baren 39060] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:24:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39054] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V47 #4847 (Jun 9, 2009)
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Annie, it looks like those registration boards from McClains are
nice. We can thank Barbara for turning them on to the idea. they
sure look sturdier than foam core or mat board and will probably give
you many good years of use. Nice print you have there as well.

Mike, loved the work your Paul does. He seems innovative and I like
the use of multi media. Outstanding work. One thing I noticed is the
small size of his series. For some reason I always seem to think a
series should be large in number, he sure proves that wrong. Thanks
for sharing.

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Message 2
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:27:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39055] Paul Furneaux
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Thank you Mike for the link to Paul Furneaux. I went up to Edinburgh and took a Moku Hanga course
with him, a few years ago and learnt a great deal. I would recommend his courses strongly, he sets
up a wonderfully creative atmosphere and is generous with sharing his knowledge.
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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 21:29:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39056] Re: moku-hanga demo
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In case you have not seen this site, there is an interactive Moku-hanga
demo available at:

Takes you through all the steps in making a colour print......

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Message 4
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 21:46:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39057] Re: moku-hanga demo
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There are several sites that have a better presentation of QuickTime
movies than this site..
There is a lot of Adobe flash stuff and as such is simplistic and does
not match QuickTime.

I found it dragged and did not hold my attention.

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Message 5
From: Georgina Leahy
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:55:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39058] Re: moku-hanga demo
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thank you, I found it useful to see. I did not realise that the black ink was brushed allover
the outline block, as that is not how I would do it, being more western in practice I guess.
This must be were the skill in baren use comes in, so as not to pick up the black in the lowere areas.
I would normally use a roller so these areas are clean(ish) so I need little skill to keep the blank area blank.

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Message 6
From: "Clive Watts"
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:04:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39059] Paul Furneaux exhibtion in Edinburgh
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I live near Edinburgh and didn't know about the Paul Furneaux exhibition, so many thanks
to Mike for the information. I think I'll go and have a look this afternoon!

Clive Watts

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Subject: [Forest in Summer - 5] : Getting up close!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Forest in Summer - 4] | Starting point of the thread is [Forest in Summer - 1]

Carving is continuing apace, and this next 'grasses' block is coming along nicely.

When I was carving last night, I thought it might be a bit interesting if I brought the webcam down from the place where it normally sits, and get it closer to the block. Seems to work OK, although it does have a bit of trouble focussing now and then due to the angle of the bench.

But you should be able to get some nice views of the work ... (Click these to see them at normal 'webcam' broadcast size ...)

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Subject: Pasting Proofs with New Registration Board
Posted by: Annie B


Making color separations with the keyblock and the registration board was easy. I simply cooked up some wheat paste (1 T flour plus 1/3 cup water, heated until thick), lightly brushed paste onto a fresh shina block, placed the block into the registration jig and then used the kento to guide the printed keyblock proof onto the paste-covered surface so it would land in just the right spot. Then I lightly patted the thin paper into full contact with the paste and set it aside to dry.

It looks good to my eye, so I'll trust that I can safely carve these new blocks. The real test of the registration will be once I start printing.

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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