Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31344] Re: Felt (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 31345] Re: The whole "water-based" thing (edmund #
  3. [Baren 31346] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 08:05:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31344] Re: Felt
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This is all well and good, might save you $10. But what happens when you need real supplies and the suppliers like Graphic Chemical and McClains and Dan Smith (to a greatly lesser degree) and the Baren mall no longer have our stuff or have gone out of business? I think we should support the suppliers that support our craft and artistic endeavors. Just my 2 cents worth.
Best to all,

Turns out the company I named doesn't offer felt pads. However, I found
these suppliers of technical felt for printing on the web. The first
one listed says small orders are a specialty.
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Message 2
From: edmund #
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 12:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 31345] Re: The whole "water-based" thing
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Has anyone used the Akua Intaglio inks? They're supposed to be
water-based, with gum binders, but are advertised as being water
resistant. As far as something goes that's not oil or polymer based, how
truly water resistant are they?


== M

> Hi all,
> OK, there's something that's been buggin me for a while. The reason
> I've never got into watercolors is that I know they can be rewetted
> and smear after they dry.
> I know that there are permanent waterbased inks out on the market
> now, thanks to ya'll, but most of the regular commercial printmaking
> inks, like Speedball, are not permanent.
> Am I making this too big of an issue? I'm always afraid some goof
> will spill something on a print and ruin it. I think that one fact
> is what has kept me using acrylics for my prints.
> Do ya'll worry about this at all?
> Thanks.
> Bobbi C.
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 23 Jul 2006 03:55:07 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31346] 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. (21 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Attitudes: Position 1


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