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  1. [Baren 36119] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4417 (Jul 4, 2008) ("Frank Trueba")
  2. [Baren 36120] Re: Brown gum arabic powder ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
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Message 5
From: "Frank Trueba"
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 06:19:17 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36119] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4417 (Jul 4, 2008)
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Message 1
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 13:43:27 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36120] Re: Brown gum arabic powder
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> Are you doing moku hanga? For hanga, I use the Guerra pigment
> dispersions straight out of the bottle, no mix-ins. The only things I
> add are water and rice paste. I add water to the pigments in my
> mixing cup if I want a paler tint and I mix the rice paste into the
> pigments on the block as I print

Yes, I am. I'll try just water and paste. I did try it with a brush
yesterday, and it didn't noticeably affect the color, probably because
the pigment load is still so high and looking through the glass jar at
so much of the vehicle exaggerates its color density.

Also, I skipped the ox gall (since I'm not planning to paint), so it
doesn't disperse all that well. I assume that rice paste will take care
of that. Is that correct?