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  1. [Baren 40609] Re: reduction prints with moku hanga (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 40610] RE: Tigers ("Phare-Camp")
  3. [Baren 40611] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:42:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40609] Re: reduction prints with moku hanga
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Hi Bareners,

Andrew asked about doing moku-hanga style reduction printing. I've
never done a one-block reduction print with watercolors, probably
because I don't want to (or can't) think that hard, but I've done
partial reductions when I'm working on a section of a print that
basically requires deeper tints of the same color in one area. Here's
a link to such a case on my blog:

I'd love to "watch" (hint hint, blogging moku hanga folks) if anybody
decides to give hanga-style reduction a try!

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Message 2
From: "Phare-Camp"
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:38:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40610] RE: Tigers
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I appologize that my Tigers haven't gone out yet. I started them a few
weeks ago and have printed half but two weeks ago I fell and badly bruised
my tailbone. Standing and working for hours to print hasn't been doable. I
hope to finish printing them next week. Perhaps they will make it into the
mail by weeks end... Thanks for your patience and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Patti

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Subject: [Seacoast in Spring - 4] - Block set finished ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Seacoast in Spring - 3] | Starting point of the thread is [Seacoast in Spring - 1]

Right on schedule! The block set for the Seacoast in Spring is now done. The last group of blocks took a full two weeks, exactly as predicted:

These are the same five pieces of wood, in the same order, as seen in the previous photo taken a few weeks back (repeated here), but flipped over to show the reverse sides:

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Subject: Parade of Ghosts
Posted by: Pistoles Press

This past friday saw the completion of the last reduction run for the bioluminescent squid. I did not have time to do the anti-squid but he will catch up soon enough. I would like to complete them in their entirety next weekend but I'm not sure they will be dry enough. The above picture is in VABC as I was pulling them off the Vandercook. I let them cure like that for about 8 hours and then came in to take them down to make room for another potential artist to hang. I was thinking about stringing a line of clothespins at home upstairs so that they can cure for a few days in the air. There are a total of 4 reduction layers of ink on there and it must be completely dry before I do the last pass of tintbase with luminescent powder or everything will turn iridescent. Pretty but not the desired effect.

Here is one of the squids hanging to dry. The registration holes are taped to the back with easy remove tape. To make it "easier" I carved the registration pins into the block and once they were finished and I was heavy into carving and printing the reduction work, maybe they did make registration less painful. But they were a pain in the butt to carve. I'll probably begin the Bioluminescent Octopus print and use the regular registration pin jig and with I had hand carved them instead. LOL!

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