Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41251] Re: Question Please re WOOD INTAGLIO (Tibi Chelcea)
  2. [Baren 41252] RE: Question Please re WOOD INTAGLIO ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 41253] What a bunch of sweeties you all are !! (Aine Scannell)
  4. [Baren 41254] Request for recommendations for a public free site to post some of my woodcut work ("Kimberly Roddy")
  5. [Baren 41255] Re: What a bunch of sweeties you all are !! ("Terry Peart")
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Message 1
From: Tibi Chelcea
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 17:04:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41251] Re: Question Please re WOOD INTAGLIO
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I haven't done any wood intaglio. As far as I can see, the wood is quite
porous, so it's not surprising that there was a lot of ink in the wood that
got picked up during the print. You might want to seal the wood a bit; I
usually use acrylic gesso to seal the wood before carving, if you dilute it
quite a bit and brush a thin layer, you might get what you want -- the pores
would close somewhat and not retain too much ink, but you'd still see the
grain. Pretty much any wood sealer should do it, as long as it can withstand
oil inks and wiping.

Tibi
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 17:27:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41252] RE: Question Please re WOOD INTAGLIO
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Either use varnish as has been suggested, or try using very hard wood like
plank maple and sand very smooth. Unless you varnish the wood, the grain is
always going to "grab" some ink and you will get a dark tone.

Better yet, use either Corian or end-grain maple. You can get very good
results with end-grain maple or any other wood that is suitable for wood
engraving.

Yet another suggestion would be to ink as usual, wipe as for an intaglio and
then print on newsprint with a hard matboard as backing thus removing most
of the ink on the relief portion of your wood-plate. Then print intaglio
with a blanket without re-inking.



Maria



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Message 3
From: Aine Scannell
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 20:20:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41253] What a bunch of sweeties you all are !!
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Thanks to all of you Fab Bareners ( a cut above the rest!!)

True printmaking forum types !!!

Well - when I read that last post one i.e. From Maria ............

Ah ha I thought !!! ........... Now that's a clever suggestion why didn't
I think of that

BUT that's why several heads are always good for addressing a quandary!!!

I will post pictures of my process/ outcome later on , and do a post onto
here
to let you guys how I get on!!

Best wishes
and once again thank you so much

Aine
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Message 4
From: "Kimberly Roddy"
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 23:48:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41254] Request for recommendations for a public free site to post some of my woodcut work
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Hi everyone. Now that I've taken a few photos of some of my woodcuts and
other artwork for you all to see, I was wondering if anyone has any
recommendations on free web hosting for these kind of images? Is there
something affiliated with [Baren]?

Thanks,

Kim Roddy

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Message 5
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 23:57:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41255] Re: What a bunch of sweeties you all are !!
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>What a bunch of sweeties you all are !!
>Aine,

Thanks for the original question. It's got me thinking now, too. I've never thought about wood intaglio....hmmm. It could be the best of both worlds.
Terry
West Seattle
PS. I like Maria's suggestion, too. She's a gem.