Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39259] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4880 (Jul 3, 2009) (Lana Lambert)
  2. [Baren 39260] Re: caligo inks (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 39261] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4880 (Jul 3, 2009) (Jean Womack)
  4. [Baren 39262] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 17:25:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39259] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4880 (Jul 3, 2009)
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Wow, Graham.  Way to spread the Baren love and supportive mood.  I suppose Einstein wasn't allowed any funny faces either. 

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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 18:09:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39260] Re: caligo inks
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I, too, have had problems with Simple Green, which I have heard, but
have no proof, that it is not all that green. What has worked for me
is very simple, and I use it for oil painting brushes, or etching/
relief inks. It is: the cheapest veggie oil on the planet - whatever
is on sale, or a store brand. Put it in an old mustard or dish
washing detergent bottle - something with a twist open or push pull
kind of opening. Follow that with a squirt of rubbing alcohol which I
also buy whenever it is on sale. I've replaced the screw cap with a
detergent bottle push-pull cap which is easy to open and then close
immediately to prevent evaporation in the bottle and no cap to be
chasing continually. This is easier on my hands than the dishwashing
detergent, I don't know why - but may be because you need so little of
it. One of the alcohol bottles has a patch of velcro attached to the
side and the other side of the velcro is attached to the side of the
press. I always have it handy to clean any ink from the press bed.
Pretty cool, huh? You can get the velcro with sticky-back stuff on it
so it is really an easy trick.
This has been my regimen for 20 years and has served me well - hope it
will do the same for others.

Cheers ~
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Message 3
From: Jean Womack
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 18:32:03 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39261] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4880 (Jul 3, 2009)
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Faces are Mike's bread and butter. I think Graham Scholes is just
competing. Mike, you ought to tell Graham how to paint lighthouses. Jean

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Subject: Open Studios 2009
Posted by: Andy English

Once again, I am opening as part of the Cambridge Open Studio scheme. My studio will be Open from tomorrow (July 4th-5th and 11th - 12th) between 11am and 6pm.

I will demoinstrate engraving and printing on the Albion handpresses. There will be engravings for sale but there is no obligation to buy - feel free to come and look.

The details are here: you can find them by searching for me in the "Artists" section. I will post photographs very soon.

This item is taken from the blog Wood Engraver.
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Subject: Ready for proof.
Posted by: Sue

The block is cut as far as I want and I now need to pull a proof to make sure all is well. If I need to do any additional cutting, the proof should show me where. You can see from the scan above that I've brushed out all the white powder that I had rubbed into the engraved lines to help keep an eye on where I was cutting. You have to be very thorough about this and make sure none is left because it could make the ink clog the engraved lines or cause the prints to be spotty.

Hopefully I shall proof it tomorrow and blog the result as soon as the ink has dried sufficiently. If it needs any more cutting I'll mark up a proof and blog that, too, for the interested. And I have to think of a title...something I'm really not very good at!

And now, I must have a tidy up of my studio, because there's the detritus of a full working week, papers, briefs (not the sort you wear!) and reference books all piled on top of my press bed. Oh for a larger work space!

This item is taken from the blog Studio Window.
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