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  1. [Baren 41272] Re: Wood intaglio ("")
  2. [Baren 41273] Non-baren print exchange (Melissa West)
  3. [Baren 41274] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
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Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 13:27:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41272] Re: Wood intaglio
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Aline, and Lee, there is a concentrated cleaner whose main component
is D'Limonene, I get a brand called Nature's Ultimate which comes in
a spray bottle. It works as well or better than acetone to soften the
photocopy toners but it doesn't kill brain cells; acetone isn't your
friend. On wood and lino I just spray it lightly on the plate evenly
then press the photocopy into it; you might need to spray the back of
the paper to do the metal plate transfer.
Photocopiers use different inks; you'll need to try copies from
different machines.


>Hi Aine,
>Have you thought about simply transferring the wood texture to a
>metal intaglio plate? There are several ways to do this (my fav is
>acetone transferring a photocopy) and it would save the frustration
>of trying to wipe a wood 'plate'.
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Message 2
From: Melissa West
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 03:45:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41273] Non-baren print exchange
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Hello all--

I found this while poking around the internets. Short deadline, both
for signup and sending in your work, but it only requires 17 prints.
I thought perhaps some Bareners might be interested.

For the record, I have nothing to do with this, and won't be able to
participate, so I can't tell you anything more than what's on their
website. :)

Melissa West

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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Welcome to My New Studio!
Posted by: Annie B

Twelve days ago I moved across town to a one-level ranch house on a quiet side street just off our local 11+ mile bike path. There's a detached one-car garage that I hope to someday turn into a studio, but for now I've set up a spare bedroom that looks like it will serve quite well as my woodblock/illustration studio.

Here are photos going clockwise around the room. Soon it will NOT look this neat :)

North Wall - eight feet of surface for printmaking. I love the high window with its view of sky and treetops.

East Wall - laser printer plus seven feet of desk surface. Views of the neighborhood and a pear tree.

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: New Directions
Posted by: Andrew Stone

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This item is taken from the blog Lacrime di Rospo.
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Subject: found a press
Posted by: Georgina

I printed today using a very nice press in a wonderful studio overlooking a beautiful northern rivers rural scene. As I contemplated the friendly press that was being very agreeable to me...and ate my vegemite sandwich, I felt like I was in heaven!

I am very fortunate to be able to print at this studio, which is really idylic and it makes me think I will never buy a press because if I did I would be printing in a garage and that cannot be so good for ones soul!

Surely some good work must follow, this print is a reworking of one already editioned, I used it to get used to the press because it is not so big and I could use less paper up as I worked into the mysteries of the new press, which as I said turned out to be very kind to me!

This item is taken from the blog The Linocutter has a new adventure.
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