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From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:38:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42170] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V53 #5404 (Oct 18, 2010)
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For hanga printmaking, there is one other thing you will need the tool
this group is named after, a baren. However for your first time
trying things out a good substitute might be a wooden spoon or a
wooden door knob. Inventive folks on this list have used all sorts of
things. You need to rub the back of your print to transfer the ink.
Good paper and good ink can be expensive as well as good tools for
spreading the ink. On yes, you will need a brush to spread the ink,
forgot that one. We use Japanese style brushes that resemble a shoe
brush. You could try the shoe brush to start out, but your results
with the more primitive tools will not be as good as when you use
better stuff. The real trick in hanga is cutting kento marks,
properly preparing paper and properly applying rice past and pigment.
It does not have to cost a lot for the beginner, but with the right
tools and paper your results will be a lot better. This simple, yet
difficult method of printing is a bit more complicated than just a
little ink and a little paper. I would encourage you to go ahead and
give it a try with the more primitive tools and if you are at all
pleased than save your pennies for better tools. There is a knack to
all of it, so read about the process in our encyclopedia, it will give
you a good idea on how to get a start with this.

Good luck and I hope you get stuck here and hooked on printmaking like
the rest of us.


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Subject: Seventh 'Mystique' print is online ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

The seventh print in the Mystique series is online ... a perfect match for the autumn season (at least here in Japan!)

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Subject: Matting, Framing & Stashing
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Matting, framing and stashing art for my studio show.  What a production!

Think I should've started this process awhile ago (but then I wouldn't be the champion of procrastination).  ;-j

Oh well, I wouldn't have so many pieces left to frame up if I didn't have all the art, so I guess it's a good thing.

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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