Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30874] Re:Resist,Rives and Akua Kolor (Wanda Robertson)
  2. [Baren 30875] Thin paper (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 30876] Re: Iraq Exchange (Robin Morris)
  4. [Baren 30877] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 13:13:46 -0700
Subject: [Baren 30874] Re:Resist,Rives and Akua Kolor
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Good advise, Sarah,

I did some of my "year of the dog" prints on stonehenge paper. And it
is a little harder to determine the dampness for hanga. It seems to
need more dampness than most other papers. Also, it doesn't bleed
through to the back like the Japanese papers, so sometimes it's hard to
tell if you are getting a good impression. I did 2 different dogs for
the 'year of' - my granddaughter's mixed breed (Norwegian Elkhound x
Pomeranian!) "Shea" and a friend's black Labrador "Libby" Most of the
"Libby" prints are on Stonehenge. I also used some Lenux for the Libby
prints. It's bright white & inexpensive & prints about like the
Stonehenge. In fact after the pieces were torn I couldn't tell the

I think I tried Rives lightweight once & it just fell apart on the
block. Of course that was when I was using way too much water - on the
block, in my pigments & on the paper itself. :-)

Tom, it was really helpful to hear your methods of "proof printing".
Explains those beautiful prints of yours!

Hope this helps,
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 16:58:51 EDT
Subject: [Baren 30875] Thin paper
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When you talk about thin paper, how thin? I like thin paper ( about GR35)
because I can control texture by seeing through the paper and cover sheet when
I use the Baren and I can also print on both sides. The paper is not so
fragile that it falls apart.

I was using Hiromi W10 also called Binsen-shi, natural color, with almost
invisible thin lines (laid paper) In my latest order the paper had very
apparent wide lines. When I called to ask about that NY Central Art Papers said
the screens were probably new and that made the difference. In the glossary
it said that paper with prominent and lines spaces farther apart is called
Chain paper.

A paper that comes in several different thin weights and is white that I
enjoy using is Unryu. It has some barely visible threadlike swirls which may
look good with certain delicate subjects.

I don't pay much because I experiment a lot... I am a waterbased,

A heavier white paper that I like for nostalgic reasons is Johannot. It
needs to be dampened.

One more thing--what is the purpose of wax in paper that someone mentioned?

Thanks to all sending paper info
Carol Lyons
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Message 3
From: Robin Morris
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 17:47:38 -0700
Subject: [Baren 30876] Re: Iraq Exchange
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Jason Engelhardt wrote:

> Hi Robin Morris,
> I am a Printmaking instructor, new at a job in St. Cloud MN.

Thats great Jason. Congratulations on the job. I was born in
Minnesota myself.
Welcome aboard he Iraq exchange, maybe we weill leave it open until
we get, say, twenty or so- there are already about 14.
Maria if u read this please add Jason to the list.

Here in CA I am struggling with my video stuff, about to send some
things in for repair.
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 10 May 2006 03:55:01 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30877] 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. (18 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Scroll Project Update: Pasting the Colour Separation Sheets ...


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: One Thing Leads to Another


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Possible Promo

Author: m.Lee
Item: A piece from the not so distant past


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