Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43616] Baren Mall Papers (Tom Kristensen)
  2. [Baren 43617] no more paper (osadchuk nancy)
  3. [Baren 43618] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V55 #5656 (Jun 23, 2011) (Carole Dwinell)
  4. [Baren 43619] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Tom Kristensen
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:26:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43616] Baren Mall Papers
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I continue to print on the Shioji washi. It is a little too thick to
be perfect for me, but it is well made and very consistent. The
sizing is not slap-dash as with some more expensive papers.
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Message 2
From: osadchuk nancy
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:50:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43617] no more paper
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I have used the postcards from baren, for the New Year's exchanges...very handy to have, saves time that tearing full sheets would take!. For some reason my Safari browser won't let my "reply to Baren"

Nancy O
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Message 3
From: Carole Dwinell
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:58:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43618] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V55 #5656 (Jun 23, 2011)
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As an artist who is new to the forum, I would love to hear comments
about the different papers from experienced bareners. It's difficult
to know which paper one should even try. Looking at Sharri's
'dress' (V55 #5656) opened whole new worlds of printmaking (not that
I'm a seamstress) in that the idea of translucent 'paper' could be
such an off-the-wall (and onto the model) design success.

I know that I will be saving everyone's comments on the various papers
that they find to be most useful. It would be good to know the
artist's goal with that particular paper and its success (or not), why
the paper is a favorite, it's characteristics and most of all the
technique used that makes that particular paper good for that technique.

On that line of thought, would a sample package of paper be a good
thing for the mall to sell? Enough to maybe make four to six prints on
each kind with perhaps different inks/paints? That way one could put
together one's own sample book for future use and in my case,
remembering what the heck I used and how I did it ... hey, I'm an
older person, okay?

Thanks so much for the information that you all post. This is a great

"Today is the day to DO it!"

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Subject: First proof
Posted by: Sue

I hand-burnished the first proof this afternoon. I'm quite pleased with it. It's rare that something prints more or less as you envisaged it, while engraving the block. There will be little tweaks and a tidy up but nothing major. I'll post the finished print next.

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