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  1. [Baren 28889] Re: Exchange 27 sign-up underway (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 28890] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 10:30:42 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28889] Re: Exchange 27 sign-up underway
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Murilo wrote:
>HI. Mike, tell me if I can use any kind of water based ink? For instance
>PVA this that we use to paint the house? --T. Murilo

Hi, Murilo --

Traditional Japanese printmaking (moku-hanga) is quite different from
traditional Western relief printmaking in that
* water is the only solvent (no turps, mineral spirits, lacquer
thinners, etc),
* pigment is mixed up in water and paste (not oil),
* pigment is brushed into the block (not rolled),
* papers are registered using kento (these are to be multi-block, multi
color prints),
* a baren is used for printing (not a press),
* etc.

The intent of exchange #27 is to assemble a suite of prints from 30 artists
who all employed traditional Japanese printing materials and techniques to
produce their edition. Substituting water-based inks (or house paint) and
rolling them out onto the relief surface is NOT acceptable.

Hope that helps!


Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 3 Oct 2005 03:55:02 -0000
Subject: [Baren 28890] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (8 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: BarenForum Group Weblog

Author: Dave Bull
Item: Gary Luedke's new website now open ...


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