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Dear Shina - For months I have been unfaithful. I strayed from you in search of larger pieces of wood. Birch attracted me with it's size and grain. I didn't know what I was getting myself into. The pain in my fingers and hands, the knots that would jump into my path, the splintering that would go under my nails, the thick glue that felt like cement.
I am so sorry, Shina. I love your soft buttery-ness - your crisp lines. I will never stray again. I love you.
Ok, maybe the heat and humidity has gotten to me..........
Well, I kept my paper wet too long in the fridge (not the freezer) and its all spotty. Not smelly. My question is, is this paper ok to print on for practicing? Im still at beginners stage and dont mind if I make nothing worth keeping.I just dont want to get sick or anything. Greg Gregory Bentz firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be OK if you use the paper.... It is mould and considering
most cheeses have mould which we eat, I can not see any problem,
however don't eat the paper!!!!
What about mold getting a foothold in his brushes?
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Soap and water will fix that.... or the orange organic cleaner.
And if you would like to be assured that brushes don't retain the mould...
*very light* solution of Javex will prevent the mould from spreading.
I have never found away of getting it out of the fibres of the paper...
You wanted to know how much the experience cost, and I'm going to answer that specific question, but I'll also address the issue of "value added". I have participated in a beginner's course, which is not supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture and Education (Mombusho), as the mid-career course is. The cost is 240,000 yen, or about UD$3,500 for the 4 weeks, including instruction, living place and cooking place (not food), the tools, brushes, barens and paper and transportation from Tokyo and one night's stay in Tokyo before taking the bus to here. I was able to get here using 95,000 United "miles" because Japan is not a hot destination. We are eating for a very reasonable amount because we're cooking most of the meals ourselves. The participants feel that, although it was a sacrifice to save the money to come, it is a very, very good value.
I don't know the details for the mid-career course, but they're on the mi-lab site.
The participants seem to have the feeling that an extended period of focus on moku hanga, together with the instruction, done with Keiko Kadota's general guidance, is going to shape us as artists in a unique way.
I hope that this gets across my idea that, although the "dollar cost" sounds high, the value added is very high and that the experience is unique.
The sum will kill the mold but the spots are probably there to stay...called foxing...those darn foxes. Sometimes this can appear a long time after an edition is printed, so best to work fast or freeze the paper.
28 days of living at $100 a day, which I think is the minimum one could travel for without sleeping in a tent, is pretty good as that leaves just $700 for the class for 4 weeks. So this sounds reasonable, especially if you have air miles...we are all so jealous we can hardly stand it
sorry about the typo....it should say SUN, not sum
Also a very weak solution of water and bleach will kill the mold...but do not spray it into the air, brush it on or dip the paper and then blot. Spraying stuff into the air is bad...you end up breathing it.
Thanks for posting your experiences at the printmaking program. I
especially loved your initial posting of a print show by amateurs which you
saw when you first arrived in Japan. The prints were lovely.
Yes, like Barbara, I can't stand being this jealous of you either, but I
think the cost of your month of schooling in Japan sounds pretty reasonable.
Especially when your travel is covered by air miles. Of course, you chose
the worst time to leave the beautiful Lake Superior :o) !!!
Cheers to you,
Foxing can be safely removed with chloromine-T. The paper must be
immersed in a shallow bath containing the chloromine-T and let stand
for a few hours (depending on the size of the paper and the severity
of the paper). Foxing can also be removed in a more "green fashion" by
immersing your print in a very shallow bath of water (1/2 in.). A
large cookie tray or similar tray will do the trick and let it stand
outside in full sun for a few hours. A tablespoon or two (depending on
the severity) of hydrogen peroxide will further the process.
Mold itself is very difficult - the only real chance is via a
professional paper conservator - that has a vacuum table. "Home-made"
methods that I have used that work with varying degrees of success are
to put the paper in your freezer over night and then brush away the
mold in the morning - make sure that it is encased so the mold spores
don't spread. Brush of residue and repeat (almost assuredly) if
needed. 50/50 just because mold is just nasty - it's why libraries
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Subject: Ukiyoe Heroes - slideshows
Posted by: Dave Bull
Woot! Another of our famous 'process slideshows' is up and running - see the Rickshaw Cart print come to life before your eyes ...
If you have a normal browser that understands Flash, you can jump directly to the slideshow, but if you have a tablet that doesn't play Flash, you will have to go to the Heroes page first, and start the slideshow from there.
And to put you out of your suspense right now, here's the finished image!
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