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  1. [Baren 39126] Recent lists and update of prints ("Harry French")
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Message 1
From: "Harry French"
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:17:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39126] Recent lists and update of prints
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Recent postings are Baren at it's best.

Thanks for your lists about paper and inks. My own lists are few, but for
what it is worth ; paper : cartridge 120gsm, Zirkall , Holland, Tonasawa,
Sunome Senaka, Banana and rag fibre and Indian Khardi. Inks: 'Brusho'
(water based with wallpaper paste) and Lawrence linseed oil.

My favourite combination Tonasawa ( Japanese paper) with linseed ( oil ink
). The best of both east and west?

June has not been too productive for me with only two print editions. I have
been in Cornwall (UK) sketching out new print ideas for next year.

My update of the new wood prints are in the "latest work" section on my
website, including ideas sketched out in Cornwall.


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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:40:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39127] Re: Paper
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I have been reading enjoying the comments on papers. It seems it's not what
you do it on, but how and what you do and personal choice.

Because I am an experimenter and discard so much paper, plus print on both
sides of the paper I have tried the thinnest and cheapest paper that works
for me.. From Hiromi: Collection
W10 Binsen-Shi
W11 Warabanshi

I like the feel of Hosho-shi and the paper doesn't show any subtle lines
My favorite for heavy paper, Johannot

Never has any collector or museum asked me what paper I use. They are
interested in the image and how it is done., but best museum comment "You
don't have to tell us how you did it. We want it."
In 10 years none of the papers show any problems. In another 10 or 20

Carol Lyons

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Subject: Baren Cairn María Arango Monterrey México exhibit
Posted by: Guadalupe

Photos of the Baren Cairn at First International Printmaking Collective 2009 Monterrey México. Centro Cultural Abasolo of the School of Arquitecture of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
Arte Desarrollo Humano
Second International Prints for Peace 2009, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

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Subject: Baren CAIRN María Arango Coordinator
Posted by: Guadalupe

I would like to share these photos of the Baren Cairn coordinated by Maria Arango. Maria was one of the 10 printmakers participating in the First International Printmaking exhibit 2009 at the Centro Cultural Abasolo School of Architecture of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Léon. Please see the invitation with the prints of the other participants at: . Six international and 4 Mexican artists participated with 3 prints each. The prints with passpartout were mailled and I framed them all with 40 x 50 centimeters acrilics. I am very gratefull to all the participants for this exhibit.

I invited Maria to exhibit the Cairn in this same exhibit as coordinator. The comments were very positive in general for the exhibit. For the Cairn specially there was much interest for this inovative initiative. The Cairn besides beeing beautifull is an excellent educational and inspirational piece of art for our students and artists here. Thanks to all the 84 international printmakers that participated in the Cairn. You can see the artists names of the Cairn at:
Second International Prints for Peace Juried Exhibit México 2009 -deadline July 15 2009

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Arte Desarrollo Humano
Segunda Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz México 2009 IMNRC
Segunda Colectiva Internacional de Grabado 2010
Second International Prints for Peace 2009, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

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Subject: [Forest in Summer - 8] : Another one bites the dust ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Forest in Summer - 7] | Starting point of the thread is [Forest in Summer - 1]

There have been a few interruptions over the past couple of days (interview Wednesday, gardening on Thursday ...), but the next block (the second tone on the tree) is now done:

Here's a closeup of part of the tangle of grasses. You can see the 'random' cuttings that will form texture on the tree trunk later ...

Here's the latest update on the working hour totals:

1st block (image) : 17.5 hours
2nd block (image) : 17 hours
3rd block (image) : 15 hours
4th block (image) : 22 hours

Interesting that the third and fourth blocks really only differ in the dotted texturing here and there, but that's still a whole extra day's work ...

Now ...

... before I can get going on the carving of the next block, I have to do that quick test printing job that I mentioned in the comments the other day. I need to run a proof with these four blocks that are finished so far, to see if there are any 'white spots' in the result. If there are, then I need to make sure that the next block covers those up.

Registration on this print is going to be finicky, to say the least; I basically have to get it perfect every time. And once the edition printing starts, there will be around 20 or so impressions. There is no way that I can do that 'by eye' - I need to get the paper absolutely 'locked' into the corner perfectly accurately for each impression.

The way I will do that is by 'hardening' the corner of the paper sheets, and then placing them into the registration marks by 'feel' ... 'Click' ...

After cutting the paper to the correct dimensions, but before moistening it, I brush some clear nail polish on each sheet in two locations - matching the registration marks:

It dries completely clearly, but if you hold the sheet up to the light, you can see the hardened corner:

... and you can certainly feel it! It stays hard even after being moistened. This greatly simplifies registration pressure ... (This isn't an original idea of mine; the printers . . .
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Subject: Small Experiment with White Line Method
Posted by: Annie B


Got a little more printed today. I printed the rainbow using the white line method -- cut thin lines to separate the 3 colors, then painted them on with small brushes and took the impression all at once.

I like the registration board so far. This is the second block and it's lining up very well with the first block. No slippage to contend with either. The blocks are staying nice and snug.

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