Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44534] Re: transferring images (key sevn)
  2. [Baren 44535] magnetic pins? (key sevn)
  3. [Baren 44536] Re: magnetic pins? (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 44537] Re: magnetic pins? (key sevn)
  5. [Baren 44538] catalogue for baren #50. (key sevn)
  6. [Baren 44539] Re: New Baren Digest (5793): Re: Large image transfer to the woodblock ("Ellen Shipley")
  7. [Baren 44540] Re: magnetic pins? ("Brad A. Schwartz")
  8. [Baren 44541] Re: magnetic pins? (Rachel Silber)
  9. [Baren 44542] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: key sevn
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:59:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44534] Re: transferring images
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I have one more way to transfer, but it's very bad. I hate it personally,
but it could be interesting to know.
Print image on laser or inkjet printer, you can also make xerocopy. Then
when toner on paper is fresh (no more than 1 day) put it on a block faced
down. then prepare another sheet of paper, saturate it with solvent (nitro
for example) using sponge or piece of cloth. Put it on the printed paper.
then run under a press. Printed image should be transferred to the block.
People use it mostly with linocuts, but I think it should work with
woodblock too.

Btw I hate transferring at all. I prefer redrawing project or drawing
directly on the block. For rough transferring like colours I simply use
transfer paper. Transferring if not necessary is not creative imho. ;}

2011/11/3 Hannah Skoonberg

> I have often used paper dusted with iron oxide powder dusted onto
> newsprint. Iron oxide is nice because it works well for litho and it
> doesn't effect the stone.
> The cheap solution is rubbing the back of your image with a heavy graphite
> 8B. And yes a lot of these transfer materials WILL rub off as your work the
> block. Especially if you are carving something slick like linoleum. You can
> go over some of your lines in pen or sharpie if you need to. My solution is
> to carve from one side to another (left to right because I'm a lefty)
> without touching the block too much.
> It is also useful to learn how to print out one large computer image
> across several sheets of computer paper. Then tape them together.
> my teacher mentioned that it would be possible to use cyanotype to
> transfer photo images directly to a block. I haven't had success with this
> yet but I would be interested to hear what the bareners think.
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Message 2
From: key sevn
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:03:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44535] magnetic pins?
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Could anybody point me a link for magnetic pins (or something) used for
hanging prints on the wall.?
I saw it many times on a pictures, but don't know what it really is?

Or any other cool ideas of presenting woodblocks without frames.
Olek Woniak
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:17:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44536] Re: magnetic pins?
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You pound nails with wide flat heads into the wall at the corner of the prints, then use a small magnet to hold the paper to the nail...
Or you can hang a strip of something that will hold a magnet across the wall and attach the magnets to that, It is pretty simple and the magnets are small and round and available at many sources. Magnets come in different strengths, you don't need much to hold paper

I am sure you can find them where you live.
My best
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Message 4
From: key sevn
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:22:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44537] Re: magnetic pins?
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Thank you Barbara, that was too easy for me to guess. :D

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Message 5
From: key sevn
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:49:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44538] catalogue for baren #50.
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sorry for recent spamming, but I'm having thoughts rush.
How about making catalogue of #50? I think it would be wonderfull. 100
reproductions of prints in original size. released properly...
I know money is a problem. But maybe, somehow?
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Message 6
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:10:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44539] Re: New Baren Digest (5793): Re: Large image transfer to the woodblock
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I've tried a number of methods -- carbon paper, chalk-backed drawing, even
printer image applied w/ alcohol and/or baby wipes. Lots of different
methods, and they more or less work, but I always end up retracing my faint
lines in pencil once it's on the block, then carving from that.

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Message 7
From: "Brad A. Schwartz"
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:21:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44540] Re: magnetic pins?
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There's also magnetic paint you can prime your walls with. Look on home depot for it.

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Message 8
From: Rachel Silber
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:38:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44541] Re: magnetic pins?
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My solution has been metal flathead thumbtacks behind the picture, a bigger
surface for the magnet to grab and easier/less damage to the wall.

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Studio construction update: heating test!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Now that most of the bare wall areas have received their cover of insulation, it's time for the first test! As today was bright and sunny, I had the windows and door open all day, but when I headed down to the workshop in the evening, it was a different story.

Here's a snapshot of the thermometer that sits just outside (since Boots-chan left us a year ago, her cat door has been unused ...) It shows just about 13 degrees ...

Here's the little heater that I used for tonight's test:

It's a little unit meant to be placed in a bathroom, to keep the chill off. It puts out 500W ... In this room, it looks ridiculously small!

But here's the result, after about an hour:

I think I'm going to be able to live with this!

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Storm in the Estuary
Posted by: Robert Simola

4 3/4"  x 2 3/4" wood engraving on South American Boxwood

This abstract is another experiment.  This is the first time I have used South American Boxwood; also known as Degame, Yellowwood, and probably a number of other names.  The wood does engrave beautifully and has a wonderful yellow color.  I played with this as a comparison/companion to the linocut, Night Heron after Bewick.

This item is taken from the blog Robert Simola.
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