Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36154] Cairn Package ("Bob & Sue Salsbury")
  2. [Baren 36155] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 36156] Binder and Guerra pigment dispsersions Re: Brown gum arabic powder ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
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Message 1
From: "Bob & Sue Salsbury"
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:56:07 -0500
Subject: [Baren 36154] Cairn Package
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My cairn package arrived to day and I spent the next several hours going over every inch, and reading the collophon. It's amazing how well the final image is balanced when you know that the individual pieces were done with out any kowledge of what the others were doing.

This is such a special group of people. I don't know of any othere group that shares their knowledge and expertise as freely as this one. Then there is the added bonus of letting the inexperienced participate with the professionals. Wow! What a group.

I would love to display my carin in it's entirety, but I don't have a wall big enough. Sooooo! Maria how about bringing up your jack hammer, jigsaw and what ever else you have, and I'll get out the automatic nailer and locate some lumber. We can put up a single wall with a window in the front yard to hold it. Or do you think we should add a full room to accomodate the next one too?

I think I just signed on for the next one too.

Thanks for a great project Maria!

Sue Salsbury
Waterloo, IA.
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Jul 2008 03:55:26 -0000
Subject: [Baren 36155] 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. (49 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: Big Ideas and Patience


[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:

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Message 3
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:47:25 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36156] Binder and Guerra pigment dispsersions Re: Brown gum arabic powder
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In response to my earlier question, Annie Bissett mentioned using
pigment dispersions right from the bottle, adding only the desired
amount of water and rice paste. I tried this with some success, but
noticed that the pigments have a more pronounced rewetting effect than
Akua Kolors. Would this be alleviated by using a binder? I'm a little
worried about offsetting.