Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36260] Re: linoleum etching - Mariana ("Clive.ca")
  2. [Baren 36261] Re: [Baren 36260] Re: [Baren 36260] Re: linoleum etching - Mariana ("baschwar")
  3. [Baren 36262] Linoleum Etching ("Lori Biwer-Stewart")
  4. [Baren 36263] Re: Using Lino for Moku Hanga (Annie Bissett)
  5. [Baren 36264] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4447 (Jul 30, 2008) (Lynn Starun)
  6. [Baren 36265] Julio Rodriguez/Corp/Walgreens is out of the office. (Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com)
  7. [Baren 36266] Re: linoleum prints (Sharri LaPierre)
  8. [Baren 36267] Re: Using Lino for Moku Hanga ("Ellen Shipley")
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Message 1
From: "Clive.ca"
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:45:02 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36260] Re: linoleum etching - Mariana
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Hi Mariana, here's a link to a good explanation of the lino etching
process written by VERY safety conscious people.

Good luck with it.
Clive

http://www.nontoxic-printmaking.co.nz/techniques/etching_linoleum.html

>I wondered if anyone has ever tried to etch linoleum in order to make
>a relif print.
>Also, if linoleum can be coated with a light sensitive coating and
>etched in the sun and then relief printed? I want to try and combine
>this idea with printing weathered wood grain for layered textures.
>Thank you for any input.
>Mariana
>Virtu Studio


Clive Lewis
519 841-1785
www.clivelewis.ca
Packaging Marketing Graphics
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Message 2
From: "baschwar"
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:55:23 -0800
Subject: [Baren 36261] Re: [Baren 36260] Re: linoleum etching - Mariana
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When I experimented with etching linoleum I got some good results using a
product called Zip Strip. It is a paint/varnish stripper that you can get
at most hardware stores in the US. It is a thick gel and works well for
broad areas that you want to texture. You could also get some fine lines
but you have to layer the gel up versus applying thin, flat areas of it.

Depending on the type of lino you use you will have to experiment with
times. And, the lino doesn't just disappear, it remains intact and
requires you to remove it with tools. I found the blunt end of a toothbrush
to be the best for broad areas and normal lino blades worked well for finer
areas. After you're all done you should use a stiff bristled brush to give
it a final once over before printing.

Good luck and enjoy!

Brad
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Message 3
From: "Lori Biwer-Stewart"
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:12:51 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 36262] Linoleum Etching
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Sharri,
I'm very interested in the "oven cleaner" etchings on Linoleum. What did
you use to block out the chemicals?

Lori Biwer-Stewart
lbstewart#artspan.com
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Message 4
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:44:50 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36263] Re: Using Lino for Moku Hanga
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Thanks Lynn and Jennifer for the tips on using lino moku hanga style.
I had no idea. I thought the surface was too slick for the waterbased
pigments, but it sounds like a bit of sanding takes care of that
issue. I'm adding this info to my bag of tricks and will let you know
when I try it!

Annie
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Message 5
From: Lynn Starun
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:49:42 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 36264] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4447 (Jul 30, 2008)
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Hi Eli,
Thanks for the tips--I never would have thought of stapling but it appeals to my impatient side! My problem was there just wasn't enought border space left around the print. I should have used larger woodblocks in the first place but I thought it would just fit but there was little room to spare. I need to think back through the process and analyze all of the mistakes I made that led to this problem so I can avoid them!! But I'll keep you solutions in mind!
Lynn
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Message 6
From: Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:17:02 -0500
Subject: [Baren 36265] Julio Rodriguez/Corp/Walgreens is out of the office.
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I will be out of the office starting 07/30/2008 and will not return until
08/14/2008.

I will respond to your message when I return. While I am away please
contact Mark Ruscitti at x5379
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Message 7
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:50:40 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36266] Re: linoleum prints
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Eli -
I considered that, but it is so unreliable when doing many
impressions. And, it is too late now - - - I am half way through.
If I hadn't tried to use every last scrap of wood this would not have
happened. In fitting everything onto the wood, I guess I completely
forgot about margins. Sometimes frugality can be a curse. My only
choices at this point are: tear the print down to even margins (it
will be quite a bit smaller than the others in the portfolio) or,
leave it as it is and if it bothers others, let them tear it down. I
chose option 2. One other choice would be to cut them down to the
image and chine colle to another paper the right size and center the
image. That just seems kind of cheaty. I may come up with something
else if I think long enough.

;-)
Sharri
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Message 8
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:21:54 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36267] Re: Using Lino for Moku Hanga
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I love that thrashing around until you get it right. 8-] I love serendipity.

Thanx for the detailed instructions. Sounds like something to try.

Ellen

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