Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31410] Re: website (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 31411] Akua Kolor (cucamongie #
  3. [Baren 31412] Re: Akua Kolor (Anna Huskey)
  4. [Baren 31413] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  5. [Baren 31414] Re: Q on waterbased inks (L Cass)
  6. [Baren 31415] More P/R for the Summit ... (baren_member #
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 10:05:11 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31410] Re: website
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Wouter, Welcome and what a great website. One of these days, I will
get mine done. HA HA HA HA HA HA - ad infinitum.

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Message 2
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 19:32:55 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31411] Akua Kolor
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I've used Akua Kolor for hanga printing and it works just fine. Many times on a print I'll use some colors that are the pigment dispersions from Guerra and some that are Akua Kolor.

Anna, I would definitely not recommend the dry pigments. In my opinion, you are better off purchasing pigments dispersed in water, which you can get from Guerra ( This way you avoid the toxic hazard of breathing the powder when mixing, plus you don't have the hassle and mess of mixing the pigments yourself.

There is an extender made for use with Akua Kolor which can be used to dilute the pigments (as you shouldn't use water to dilute), also, it can be used to "reconstitute" pigments which have dried on the slab, etc. Tack thickener can be used to make pigments feel more like waterbased inks.

check out the site for Akua Kolor,, as they have very good instructions for using the inks and additives.

and most importantly, have fun!

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Message 3
From: Anna Huskey
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 18:29:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31412] Re: Akua Kolor
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Thank you for your helpful information. I will be ordering the extender.I do not know why I did not think to check the web page however I really like to communicate with someone who actually tried these with Moku Hanga. It is really taking a long time for me to get this year of the dog print out for the print exchange but I am learning in the process.
Anna Huskey
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 4 Aug 2006 03:55:05 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31413] 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. (22 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Off To New York


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Singing In The Rain


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: Red Dragon Surfing Chine Colle


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 5
From: L Cass
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 00:27:05 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31414] Re: Q on waterbased inks
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Maria -

I imagine you must have tried Graphic Chemical's water based extender
and not found that any help - I've been praising their
water based inks but since I usually do hand colour I mostly use the
black which seems rich enough tho' I have have tried the brown,
cobalt blue and carnation red which if you've used Speedball are
fabulous in comparison.........
I hope to have some experiences with more and diff't colours at the Summit!
Oh for a little less humidity - it can elevate our temperatures by at
least 10degrees C - often like 80% humidity?!
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Message 6
From: baren_member #
Date: 4 Aug 2006 10:31:12 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31415] More P/R for the Summit ...

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Sharri strikes again ...

From the 'Oregonian' newspaper today ...

North Bank Gallery: 1005 Main St., Vancouver (360-693-1840). Japanese woodblock printing by gallery members. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Fri. Hours: 11:30-4 p.m. Thu-Sat. Through 8/26.