Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35707] Akua Kolor/woodgrain (Leigh Beatty)
  2. [Baren 35708] Re: Akua Kolor/woodgrain (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 35709] Pressure Printing (Kris Wiltse)
  4. [Baren 35710] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Leigh Beatty
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 06:44:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35707] Akua Kolor/woodgrain
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Still working on that Akua Kolor learning curve. This is a reductive print. I am brushing the pigment on Shina blocks and printing dry on Arches 88. I want the wood grain to show but I can't seems to get it to show consistently. In a printing run of 35, I can distinctly see the wood grain on about 7 prints. I tried less pigment, I tried more pigment. When I couldn't see the wood grain printing, I had some brush marks. I added some Extender to see if that would help. Either I didn't add enough or it didn't help. I have some Retarder. I added a little but I was afraid to add to much. The pressure was the same for all. Any thoughts?
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 07:09:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35708] Re: Akua Kolor/woodgrain
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Shina is pretty smooth with almost no grain, and when
it gets wet, after 7 or so prints, it swells up and
you will rarely see a grain in it. You need different
wood to really see wood grain consistently.
My best
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Message 3
From: Kris Wiltse
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:35:51 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35709] Pressure Printing
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Hi all,
I thought some may find this site of interest. It's not woodblock,
but is relief using copper plates. One artist does use wood. Robert
Hardgrave's link has picts of relief details that are quite beautiful.

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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 24 Apr 2008 03:55:50 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35710] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter

Author: Diane Cutter


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