Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28741] Viewing of Exchanges (Tyrus Clutter)
  2. [Baren 28742] Re: cleaning dried ink from Intaglio plates (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 28743] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005) (Sharri LaPierre)
  4. [Baren 28744] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005) ("Mindy Wilson")
  5. [Baren 28745] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3191 ("marilynn smih")
  6. [Baren 28746] back to wood (Barbara Mason)
  7. [Baren 28747] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005) (Diane Cutter)
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Message 1
From: Tyrus Clutter
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 09:40:25 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28741] Viewing of Exchanges
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I recently presented the folios from exchanges in which I have participated
to a colleague's beginning printmaking class. It was a time filled with oohs
and ahhs, and lots of questions. Thanks to everyone for their efforts over
the years. It is always fun to go back and see how much great art has been
made because of a little listserve.

Tyrus

Please note that my e-mail address will change to Tyrus.Clutter#gordon.edu
beginning July 1, 2005. Please update your address book. Thank you.

Tyrus Clutter
Director, Christians in the Visual Arts
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:46:02 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28742] Re: cleaning dried ink from Intaglio plates
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Barbara Mason wrote:
>I gave it a lot of thought and then attacked it with waterless hand
>cleaner and a surgical scrub brush. I scrubbed and cleaned twice, wiping
>it off in between. Then I used rubbing alcohol...then another scrubbing of
>the hand cleaner and a final clean with alcohol. It is called Citra Fresh
>but think it is probably the same as any citrus cleaner...it is petroleum
>based. Well, miracle of miracles, I got 95% of the ink out of the plate.
>It may not be exactly as dark as the first couple of prints, but will be
>acceptable, I am sure.

Citrus cleaners usually are based on an extract of lemon or orange peel ...
look for d-limonene on the label or the MSDS sheet. It is an oily material,
but commercial products usually have it mixed with an emulsifier so it will
disperse in water. Locally I buy a concentrate called TKO Orange.
D-limonene is relatively non-toxic, very low volatility, so it is pretty
safe to use. It smells like oranges ... gives some folks a headache, so you
should use good ventilation. It will remove dried paint and dried inks very
effectively. You can find citrus based cleaners in large grocery stores,
health food stores, and janitorial supply outlets. It is also useful for
xerox transfers, however I have found it does not work with my new laser
printer although it works with my old one ... don't know why.

Cheers .... Charles
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Message 3
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 10:01:16 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28743] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005)
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This is not exactly woodblock, either, but it could be, sort of. I
figure probably everyone already knows this, too; it is in response
to Barbara's comment about Akua not printing as rich and deep a black
as the oil base inks. This is more in relation to solar plate than
woodblock, but oh well! Many of us have used the Akua Intaglio inks
to roll up our woodblocks and printed successfully on dry paper, but
it never occurred to me to try intaglio on dry paper until a few
weeks ago when I tried it in desperation at the end of a very long
printing day. Voila! I got the most gorgeous blacks, with every
little nuance of gray, by printing a solar plate on DRY Somerset
Satin with the latest Akua Carbon Black Intaglio ink. So, there you
go yet another success in desperation story.

Cheers,
Sharri
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Message 4
From: "Mindy Wilson"
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:13:29 -0600
Subject: [Baren 28744] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005)
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Sharri, do you have images you can share with us? I need to go and find out
what a solar plate is...LOL. I will get there!

Mindy Wilson

SCBWI Member
Author of In a Parrot's Shoes illustrated by Ed Woodward III
Illustrator for The Halloween Tree written by Tina Roark
both books are for children and published by SynergEbooks.com
Illustrations:
http://www.artwanted.com/Mwilson sample images of many genres
http://www.solisstyle.com/blog/?u=Mwilson
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Message 5
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 10:14:16 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28745] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3191
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Harry, loved the sketches. I too will be anxious to see the woodblock prints.
Marilynn
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Message 6
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:40:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28746] back to wood
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I am just getting ready to start carving #27 and have ordered two strips of wood the same height as the blocks so I can make a registration board for them. I have rigged a few but this will be the first time for one made out of the right wood exactly the same as the blocks. I am using all shina. Once I prove this works I will try to get pictures up on my "blog" . All these new words...sort of amazing. But I am shocked when I find people don't have email, so guess I have joined the new world. I am going to use moku hanga for this print if it kills me, I don't want to forget how to do it! Ha. My only concern is the damp block might get ink on the strip and show on the print, I need to figure some way to offset this...I am sure I can figure it out.
Best to all,
Barbara
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Message 7
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:42:17 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28747] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V32 #3191 (Sep 14, 2005)
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Great to know, Sharri... Now to buy yet another ink! I love the Akua.

Diane

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