Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41765] Re: Exchange 44 - Gallery online, video, etc (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 41766] Printmaking by foot ("Gretchen Grove")
  3. [Baren 41767] Re: Printmaking in Asia ("")
  4. [Baren 41768] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 15:41:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41765] Re: Exchange 44 - Gallery online, video, etc
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Great again!!! Thank you all!
These are full of your magic-- well done craftsmanship with nostalgia,
personal feelings and experiences.
What else can be said?
Carol L.
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Message 2
From: "Gretchen Grove"
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 20:28:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41766] Printmaking by foot
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I've been printing by walking on my prints for years. One secret is to have
a wad of newspaper under the print so that there is some give, much like a
felt would give. Admittedly, I've only done small prints so far and it's
hard on the feet (I put most of my weight at the front of my feet) but it
does work.

Gretchen Grove
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Message 3
From: ""
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 03:04:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41767] Re: Printmaking in Asia
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About the video:

First off, we need to give the guy some allowance for experience; you
just know that wasn't his first print.

The image areas came to or close to the edge and the roller was quite
wide so it wouldn't dip over the edge if he were careful. And it was,
after all, a video and if he got ink on the floor he could edit it
out. The plate wasn't really, really thin, you could see that when
the paper was on top. He didn't throw the paper onto the plate, he
put the plate on the paper, applied enough pressure to fix the paper
in place then turned the whole thing over; that would make getting
even borders a lot easier. I don't know what paper he was using but
seemed to glide over it a lot rather than trying to cover it evenly
with heel pressure.

As to inks, if he used a good letterpress ink at the right tack he
could easily get a good impression; he did roll up the thin areas a
few times and in spots he used a barren of some sort. No offence
Maurice but I've tried Speedball inks on occasion and I'd bet my
biggest brayer that he wasn't using Speedball.

Maybe a 'print-by-foot' Exchange would turn all you cynics into
believers. Of course you might just end up with inky floors and
blistered feet:-)


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Subject: Some TPC Festival Pics
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

The TPC Art Festival had a successful reception.  I didn't take any pictures during the reception, but here is one of me in front of my work.

Here's our show on the Santa Clarita Art Association's self-contained display panels.  I love how they've arranged all the lights.

Here's the art display set up in the hall.  More works on easels were added just before the reception.

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Subject: Earth Horse
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Printing is my least favorite part of printmaking other than the first and last print. white line prints take a lot of time but every print is the first and last print so for me it takes the drudgery out of the printing part of printmaking. This version uses only water soluble crayons.

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