Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40848] Re: Exchange 45 sign-ups and theme (Tibi Chelcea)
  2. [Baren 40849] Pochoir and theme (Lee Churchill)
  3. [Baren 40850] Re: Exchange 45 sign-ups and theme ("Maria Arango Diener")
  4. [Baren 40851] pochoir (Marilynn Smith)
  5. [Baren 40852] Exchange 45 theme (Eileen Corder)
  6. [Baren 40853] Baren exchange 45 (Raymond Hudson)
  7. [Baren 40854] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Tibi Chelcea
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:40:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40848] Re: Exchange 45 sign-ups and theme
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How about "Maps"?

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Message 2
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:20:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40849] Pochoir and theme
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Lee - this is really interesting - I often (as do many others) combine
stencils with woodcut printing - what material did you use to make the
stencils in the pochoir workshop?

Hi Louise,
We used frosted mylar - the frosted side is really easy to draw on which was nice for setting out what areas you wanted to cut out. We registered them using the same set up as screen printers use - metal tabs with standard hole punch sized buttons on them. The 'ink' we were using was oil stick and Mylar is impervious to the oil and small amount of solvent in them. But clean up was simply wiping the stencils with a dry rag - no toxic stuff needed. The instructor also noted that you can use chalk pastels -even tidier!
One of the participants got very fancy and used a laser cutting machine to make his stencils! Which opened up a whole host of possibilities!

For a theme - has "Spring" been used before? Or "flowers" ? Here in Calgary we're having a heat wave with +19C yesterday and I'm starting to get a bad case of spring fever, just waiting for some spring rain to help clean the streets and get rid of the final dirty ice (before the inevitable March/April snowstorm. :) ) I hear other places are bursting into bloom and it makes me yearn for some fresh colour!

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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:41:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40850] Re: Exchange 45 sign-ups and theme
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GRAND IDEA, Tibi!!! I vote for Maps too.



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Message 4
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:49:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40851] pochoir
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Lee, I second that. I wondered what stencil material was used as well?
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Message 5
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:12:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40852] Exchange 45 theme
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Hi All,

Considering the state of the world with poverty and war, maybe a more
relevant theme might be homelessness.

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Message 6
From: Raymond Hudson
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:52:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40853] Baren exchange 45
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Maps! Maps! terrific!
Ray Hudson

Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Happy Air Kraken Day!
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Happy Air Kraken Day! on the Cephalopod Tea Party blog.

Who knew?!  And here I am working on an airship and kraken woodcut.  Not quite ready to carve yet, but I like this colorway best.

Now I have to make the airship look less like a flying saucer.  ;- j

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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Posted by: Renee A. Ugrin

The rainy weather is great for being inside and printing on the press.  The process is calming and it encourages an  easy rhythmic dance between the rolling of the ink to the turning of the wheel.

Here is the first part of the January print.  Next is the transparent warm brown background and shadow color.

The February print and March print will follow shortly.

April is almost ready to print.

Here are the 'specs', for anyone who wishes to purchase this set of prints.

Pocketbook Project
A set of
Twelve Original Woodblock Prints
A collection of Antique Purses

Limited Edition of 32
Subscribe at
Before May 1st, each print $ 25.00

There are still subscriptions to this collection available, but with only thirty two sets the will go fast!

This flower was blooming outside the building where my show is exhibited.  Spring is here!

This item is taken from the blog Mira Vista Studio Art.
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