Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40654] New Print "Tiger Carpet" Proofed (Andrew Stone)
  2. [Baren 40655] missing blogs (Jennifer Martindale)
  3. [Baren 40656] Re: missing blogs ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 40657] Problem with picking up blog posts ... (David Bull)
  5. [Baren 40658] Inks for Reduction Print (Robert Arnold)
  6. [Baren 40659] Re: Inks for Reduction Print (thadeenz97 #
  7. [Baren 40660] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Andrew Stone
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:56:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40654] New Print "Tiger Carpet" Proofed
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Hi all, the feed is also skipping over my last few blog entries and recent prints.
I'm still proofing, but posted one of my proofs to my blog of this year's Year of the Tiger Prints.

I figured I was being ignored due to my prattling on and on about what I was thinking....

I still need to decide if I should ditch the blue outline--to me it makes it look a bit too much like a comic book
and I'll try to do a better job with the print run to get the horizontal lines through brushing using enough paste and a coarse brush so I can get some horizontal lines
to mimic the wefts and knots of the carpet.

Thanks for looking.

Andrew Stone
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Message 2
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:33:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40655] missing blogs
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I am another blogspot user that missed my last couple of posts I am still proofing and cutting, will post when I finally get one I like.

I notice that blogspot is automatically saving to draft every minute or so, and I wondered if this is causing the pick up to miss us out. Anyway enjoy the pelicans.
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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:45:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40656] Re: missing blogs
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Ah-ha. That could be it. It's very irritating to be typing and have your block of text jumping up and down as it saves drafts. Waay too often for my tastes.

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Message 4
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:43:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40657] Problem with picking up blog posts ...
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It's pretty clear by now that the 'skipping posts' problem is being
caused by some kind of change over at Blogspot - it's not affecting
any other blogs.

Bloggers, can you help me diagnose this please: next time you make a
blog post, use an RSS reader _immediately_ to check and see if:
- there _is_ an entry in your feed for the new post.
- if not, just how long it takes to show up in the feed
- when it does show up, does it have the correct time, or is it back-
dated somehow ...

As I mentioned, the Blogspot blogs _are_ showing up in our scraper,
but by the time that they do, they are 'stale-dated' and are thus

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Message 5
From: Robert Arnold
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 04:46:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40658] Inks for Reduction Print
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Could I get some recommendations on inks for reduction printing a
linocut. I would like to print 3 or 4 colors on dry paper, I am trying
Graphic Heavyweight for the first time. I would like the colors to be
opaque, I think I am using the term correctly for this application. I
want the color I am applying to the block be the same color on the
paper or as close as possible. I do not want to print yellow and then
blue and where they overlap be green. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Robert
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Message 6
From: thadeenz97 #
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:54:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40659] Re: Inks for Reduction Print
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No matter how opaque an ink is, the underlying color will affect the next layer, to varying degrees depending on opacity. The only way to really negate the effect is to print your overlying color twice.

Or...what I do in situations where I need to print a blue over a yellow, for example, is to add a little white to the blue. White increases opacity. Depending on how thick the layer, this should lesses the green-ness. Also, try adding a little red to the blue. This combats the green.

green kills red
red kills green
yellow kills blue
blue kills yellow

I use Handschy oil-based inks, and mostly process colors which are very transparent.

Check out for step-by-step on some of my reduction prints.

Jeff Dean
Napping Cat Press

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Subject: [Seacoast in Spring - 6] - Printing continues
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Seacoast in Spring - 5] | Starting point of the thread is [Seacoast in Spring - 1]

There's nothing much to say about these next two impressions - just building up grey shape and tone. #3:

And #4; I guess you can see where we are going with this one!

I'm supposed to be doing two a day this week, but there may be none tomorrow; I have to head down to the Hiraki Museum - for a 'study' meeting put together by a bunch of the people in the craftsmen's association, to inspect some of the prints in the 'back room'. The museum has some prints that are apparently quite well preserved, along with the blocks, and the idea is to try and study what pigments might have been used.

('Interesting' that I only found out about this because I overheard a couple of the guys talking about the upcoming visit while at an association dinner a couple of weeks ago. As to why nobody had mentioned it to me, I got the (typical) 'we didn't think you would be interested ...') So once I had wangled an invite, even though this is one of the worst possible times for me, I 'have' to go ... :~)

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