Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37012] Re: new print...RAGE ("")
  2. [Baren 37013] Re: Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition (Graham Scholes)
  3. [Baren 37014] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
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Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:54:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37012] Re: new print...RAGE
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Shawn, I'd try out a wood engraving tool like the spitsticker on your
vinyl before buying one; wood engraving tools don't work well on
vinyl. On (end-grain) wood you sort of chip your way through as you
sever the wood fibres. On vinyl those same tools just plow themselves
into the material. The engraved material doesn't break off in a
controlled manner; it tears off ragged patches.
To get the crosshatching on your vinyl sample I used the 'v' and 'u'
shaped tools I use on lino.


>WHOA! so it IS good to engrave on? SWEET! then i won't feel bad
>ordering a spitsticker. i've been thinking about it real hard for a
>while, but didn't want to invest in one w/o knowing if i could
>engrave on the vinyl or not.
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Message 2
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:29:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37013] Re: Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition
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Thanks for your thoughts....
Public Galleries are funded by the Federal and Provincial governments.
If they charge for these kinds of functions.... They could loose there
It is the way it is here in Canada, Barbara.

You will be interested to know that I got a e-mail this morning....
It seems I hit a nerve.

>Hi Graham,
>We made a mistake. There is no entry fee. We will be posting a
>notice on
>the CAR/FAC site. Please do submit.
>Thank you,

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 03:55:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37014] 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: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Still Carving


Site Name: Lacrime di Rospo

Author: Andrew Stone
Item: Shameless Plagiarism


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