Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45736] Sprayers for damp packs (Andrew Stone)
  2. [Baren 45737] Re: Sprayers for damp packs (Anne)
  3. [Baren 45738] Update Exchange 54 (Kristine Alder)
  4. [Baren 45739] chinesse paper (Guadalupe Victorica)
  5. [Baren 45740] Wetting paper (Bea Gold)
  6. [Baren 45741] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Andrew Stone
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:19:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45736] Sprayers for damp packs
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Hi all;
Anyone with experience using a Dahlia or garden sprayer rather than a brush to dampen paper; build damp packs?
I had some trouble with the thin paper I used for my last print and I suspect I'd be better off dampening the adjacent newsprint rather than the paper itself.
But these sprayers makes a fine mist and I'm curious how much water to use and whether the every-other or every-third sheet I've used with my brush will be the same with the sprayer?

Andrew Stone
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Message 2
From: Anne
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:41:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45737] Re: Sprayers for damp packs
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Hi Andrew,

I use a bottle sprayer to dampen my paper for the damp book. I do not layer with the newsprint but stagger the spritzed paper in a row of ten sheets or so. I continue this way until the lot of paper is dampened. This seems to allow the paper to dampen evenly. I do not do as many color runs as many of you Bareners do so I am usually able to complete the print without holding the paper in a dampened state for too long.

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Message 3
From: Kristine Alder
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:28:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45738] Update Exchange 54
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Hello fellow Bareners--I've been away for a few days in Salt Lake City helping to direct and host the Pacific Region Leadership Conference of the Nat'l Art Education Association, returning a bit earlier than planned from that because my daughter had gone into labor and I was to be her labor coach. I'm happy to say that after staying awake for 36 hours straight due to the six hour drive to get home and all night in labor and delivery, the reward has been worth it. We welcomed a new grandson at 8:25 yesterday morning. He's beautiful and his first time momma is doing great. So on to the business at hand: Sign ups for Ex. 54 are coming along nicely. There are only about 10 spots left, so if you've delayed signing up, with only two weeks left in the sign up period, now is the time to do so. We could also use a couple of folks for the waiting list just in case life jumps in and throws somebody a curve. (To the last three to sign up, sorry about the delay getting your names added to the list. See paragraph one above.) I feel an art attack coming on so I'm off to see the new baby and do some sketching. Kristine

Kristine Alder
Baren Exchange Manager
St. George, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book ArtistCo-President UAEA

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it." --Michelangelo
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Message 4
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:12:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45739] chinese paper
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Hello, I will be going to Beijing China for business. Do any of you know where to buy printmaking paper?Thank you and have a good rest of the summer, Saludos, Guadalupe
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Message 5
From: Bea Gold
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:25:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45740] Wetting paper
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I use the wall painters
flat brush replacement
Often used for corners and edges. It holds the right amount of water and is easy to use.
Bea Gold

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Subject: Mixed Feelings #6 - Hands
Posted by: Annie B


Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) with transfer drawing
Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm)
Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5 x 98 cm)
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 10

When I was a child my mom told me never to put my hands in my mouth after touching money. She said money is dirty because so many people have touched it.

This is the sixth print in a series examining figures of speech about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty. The words in black are modeled on my father's handwriting.

This item is taken from the blog woodblock dreams.
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Subject: Aki Fuji from MI-Lab

One of the highlights of the course was to watch Numabe-sensei print Hokusai’s “Akafuji” or “red mount Fuji”. Today we had the best view of Fuji since arriving here and today is a national holiday of remembrance for those who have past so there were lots of people in town. This made it particularly meaningful that there was a great sunset with a most unusual cloud. Today was the last day of work for me at MI-lab and it meant a lot to me because I got a good start on learning how to do something that I’ve always wished I could do: bring a relatively complex scene into a print that has a little charm. The scene I chose to work on was a view of a local temple, Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja, and my classmates Ina Heiskanen and Tina Lutz, together with Keiko Kadota, showed me how by sketching the place, making pencil and then watercolor renderings, loosely, and then doing the color separations, I could get a start on a decent print. I’m attaching a photo of the place and the very preliminary print that came from it. Too bad that the ‘class is over’ and I’ll have to continue this one back home. It has been a very good experience for me to be here. I’ve learned a great deal and am very grateful for the chance to come.

Omuro Sengen Shrine's . . .
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This item is taken from the blog Lake Superior Woodblock Prints.
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