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  1. [Baren 43258] black paper (Cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 43259] small blocks slipping ("bobcatpath #")
  3. [Baren 43260] Printing on black paper (Margot Rocklen)
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Message 1
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:44:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43258] black paper
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I have used black Stonehenge but not for hanga, though I have used white
stonehenge for hanga and that definitely works.

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Message 2
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:48:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43259] small blocks slipping
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for Jerilee

a very simple trick that works to keep very small blocks from slipping
when either carving or printing-
is to put a circle of tape (or two sided tape)
on bottom corners and just stick it to the table

padded "C" clamps also work but often get in the way

hope this helps

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Message 3
From: Margot Rocklen
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:39:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43260] Printing on black paper
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I haven't tried printing mokuhanga on black paper, but to get an effect of
printing dark to light, I have begun with an 80% gray to 50% gray gradation on
an uncut block, then added white to my colors, more with each layer, until my
final layer was quite opaque. For my last block with the most vivid coloration,
I would let the pigment dry thoroughly, then rewet, and apply straight color, no

Using Akua Kolor, even with the most white mixed into my colors, the ink wasn't
opaque enough to get an intense color to show as intense on that last block.
Akua now puts out an opaque white intaglio ink, (as well as titanium white
intaglio), and I thought I'd try a roll of that, allowing it to dry thoroughly
before applying a gradation of color for my most vivid areas.

Margot Rocklen