Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36786] Re: Exchange 37 (aqua4tis #
  2. [Baren 36787] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V44 #4511 (Sep 4, 2008) ("claudiacoonen")
  3. [Baren 36788] Re: Seattle Show Opens Tonight ("claudiacoonen")
  4. [Baren 36789] YES! (ArtfulCarol #
  5. [Baren 36790] Exchange 37 (Shane Chick)
  6. [Baren 36791] workbench again (Linda Beeman)
  7. [Baren 36792] adhesives (Barbara Mason)
  8. [Baren 36793] Re: Exchange 37 (Bill Joel)
  9. [Baren 36794] Re: Exchange 37 ("Terry Peart")
  10. [Baren 36795] RE: adhesives ("Maria Arango")
  11. [Baren 36796] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  12. [Baren 36797] Exchange #37 (Barbara Mason)
  13. [Baren 36798] adhesives/roll call (ArtSpotiB #
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Message 1
From: aqua4tis #
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 15:55:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36786] Re: Exchange 37
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?? thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?? you are truly insaint!!
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Message 2
From: "claudiacoonen"
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:42:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36787] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V44 #4511 (Sep 4, 2008)
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on the subject of adhesives, after being in and tech-ing many workshops, the variety of adhesive and the things artists use is vast here's a slight list:
not worried about archival? white glue , scotch tape, various types of spray mount (Elmer's claims to be acid free, to many types of 3M)
acid free tape
yes, mat medium
PVA glue
and wheat paste (bookbinders use) and is reposition- able
take your pick

claudia g. coonen
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Message 3
From: "claudiacoonen"
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:48:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36788] Re: Seattle Show Opens Tonight
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excuse the 2nd post
absolutely lovely Annie!
and also just I received a you tube about being creative, a little long and kind of syrupy but does do the reminder trick just fine


claudia g. coonen
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Message 4
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:55:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36789] YES!
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Just arrived!. These 37a. prints are so touching and a wonderful
remembrance of Wanda.!
Thank you, thank you, to all the Baren printers and to our wonderful Maria
for always doing the impossible.
Adding the pictures and the e-mails for each -more work and an AHA idea!
Now I will read all about them.
Carol Lyons

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Message 5
From: Shane Chick
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 19:14:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36790] Exchange 37
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Well I came home from a long day of painting a friend's apartment covered in Mint Tea green and found my box of prints waiting for me.
I was going to take a nap and be lazy this afternoon but after seeing such amazing work I am inspired to make some more work of my own.
This summer has been a bit of an art slump so I thank all of you for your contributions.

I can't wait for 38!
Al ich chan - Jan van Eyck

Shane Chick
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Message 6
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 19:29:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36791] workbench again
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First - my workbench is almost done! I am so excited!! Thanks Lynn for your email. Pics to follow soon!

Graham, thank you as well. We made your hori dai a couple weeks ago and I started using it yesterday. Because I am legally blind without my glasses, (20/ 900 I think)
and I wear magnifiers over my bifocals when I'm working, I have to be up close to my wood to carve it. That hunching over has nearly killed me! The hori dai has
saved my back. I got a lot more done yesterday because I wasn't in such pain. So THANKS for sharing, Graham!!!
The press bench with drawers is awesome! Another day, when I have a bigger studio!

Exchange 37.........I am so jealous. Hope to get in the next one.

Linda Beeman
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 23:37:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36792] adhesives
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Spray is not the best.. I had things come apart after a year or so using spray... so you take your chances.
Maybe it is better, this was several years ago and I have just avoided it since. I think I used 3M but not totally sure.
My best
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Message 8
From: Bill Joel
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 01:00:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36793] Re: Exchange 37
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My set arrived yesterday, and all I can say is ...

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Message 9
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 02:37:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36794] Re: Exchange 37
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My set arrived yesterday, and all I can say is ...


I have to second that!
Thank you everyone for you hard work and creativity.
West Seattle
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Message 10
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 02:42:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36795] RE: adhesives
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The 3M sprays (77 all purpose, and 99? Heavy-duty) are very good for many
things but I would never use them on artwork. I think there is now an
acid-free spray from 3M as well but I would be suspicious of any spray
adhesive's "hold" for larger works.
If you do use them, make yourself a "spray booth" out of four sheets of
matboard (top, bottom, two sides) or spray inside a large cardboard box to
catch the overspray. I place a backing sheet behind whatever it is that I'm
spraying and change EVERY time I spray the next sheet of whatever. Then when
I finish I crumple up the entire "spray booth" and put in the recycle. This
way you don't get sticky over-spray over everything.

For almost everything else like most framing tasks, I use white PVC Lineco
acid-free; I buy it by the gallon from either or . It glues paper, foamboard especially well and even
thin pieces of wood.
For mounting my artwork I use wheat paste, which I buy in powder form from
D.S., or rice paste. I lately have been buying rice paste already mixed and
in tubes. Very very handy!

To spread, I thin a little with distilled water in a Tupperware container,
then I use a foam brush for spreading onto little pieces or a foam roller
(available at home improvement supply stores). The foam roller works
especially well for covering very large pieces quickly and evenly.
I dry everything under weights.

Also, a trick I learned from somewhere, I sometimes mix half and half Lineco
glue and rice paste for a still reversible but more "tenacious" hold. This
works well when you expose your works to the elements as in an outdoors
festival booth, or for very large, heavy works on paper.

Hope all this helps, I've tried almost every adhesive known to art and
framing, as attested by my "glue shelf".


       Maria Arango
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Message 11
From: Blog Manager
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:55:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36796] 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. (53 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: WoodHandlePress

Author: Lynn
Item: New arrival--a proof press!!


Site Name: Linda Beeman - Printmaker

Author: Linda Beeman
Item: My First Post


[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 12
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:59:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36797] Exchange #37
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The exchange is wonderful... It took me a week to get up courage to open it as I miss Wanda every day. Thankyou to all of you,
I am sure her family will be thrilled with this tribute to her.
My best to all
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Message 13
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 07:04:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36798] adhesives/roll call
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Hey Maria (et al).

Isn't the backing paper for pasting/spraying the reason that we get all those
catalogs in the mail? I was trained to use phone books for smaller works.
Either way, just turn the page and it's ready for a new one plus you get a neat
and tidy solid "pile" of the glued pages. This way, if you brush the glue on,
you can go past the edge of the item to get the best effect.

Now that I use the marvelous, free site, "", my recycling
bin is lonely. Guess I'll have to find something else... heh heh. I do keep on
the lists of the large format ones, just for gluing and other projects.

I have yet to hear from the following Exchange 38 participants, tho it is a
bit soon still. Do mention your names, friends, so I know whose addy belongs to
whom. Many thanks to those quick ones. Hope that everyone else is away having
a blast somewhere exotic or maybe just so focused on printmaking ... Do let
me know if you're still expecting to participate in the Exchange 38, thanks.

Heather Piazza
Kathe Welch
Julio Rodruquez
Mary Grassell
larry Phelps
Murilo A Pereira
Mina Sora
Jamie Oberschlake
Gilda Machado - Zimmerling
Guadalupe Victorica
Diane Cutter
Claudia Coonen
Shane Chick
Kristine Alder
George Jarvis

ArtSpot Out
Benny Alba at OMebase

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