Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45362] Re: A new approach (Ruth Egnater)
  2. [Baren 45363] success (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 45364] Re: success (Graham Scholes)
  4. [Baren 45365] Re: success (Graham Scholes)
  5. [Baren 45366] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Ruth Egnater
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:16:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45362] Re: A new approach
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Being a michigander, I love your new series. I see your art around the state occasionally and always enjoy your pieces. Ruth
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:17:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45363] success
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I have just tried Rives Heavyweight paper again...Matt Brown has used it for years but I did not have good luck when I tried it 10 years ago....maybe it was my inability to print moku hanga at all. At any rate it is working pretty well for me. If you want to check out Matt Brown's work it is worth a visit to his site,

I think I had it too wet, or used too much paste or water....what all beginners do. I cannot say it is my favorite paper, but it is more reasonably priced than most...I have some in the freezer now as am half done so will report when I am finished to see if it really holds up far so good. I am supposed to teach in Seattle in May and have done two sets of blocks to demo...with lots and lots of bokashi's on them....I love the blended color look. If they turn out I will get them up on my website so you can see them.
My best to all
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Message 3
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:05:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45364] Re: success
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This Canson paper is excellent as a substitute for Mulberry Hosho.
It comes in a very light cream colour and matches nicely the
colour of hosho papers. Dampen it slightly and Bob's your Uncle.

You will find it easier to print than Rives Heavyweight paper....
I have used Rives paper but the only way I had any success was
to put it in a damp box over night. I run it through a etching press
several times using a thick piece of plexiglass to flatten the texture
on the paper. This reduce the goma-zuri that can happen when printing.

Classic Cream
Size.... 11 x 14 and 18 x 24
I purchased this at Art Stores

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Message 4
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:54:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45365] Re: success
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The last time I purchased this stuff it was in the range of 2.50 a sheet.


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Subject: Arts of Japan series : case construction part 7
Posted by: Dave Bull

After another long day at the router table, the parts for the next batch of 50 cases are almost ready:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Mixed Feelings #2: Lazy
Posted by: Annie B


Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) with transfer drawing
Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm)
Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5 x 98 cm)
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 10

This print is the second in a series that examines cliches we have about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty. Here we have sayings that seem to indicate that both wealthy people and poor folks sit around doing nothing, so I decided to add a few weed-like plants to the background color field.

The print was made with one block of wood. I first used the block uncarved to lay down a golden tone, then I carved the words "Idle Rich" and laid down a couple of red tones and some spots of green and blue. After that I carved the weeds:


After printing the weeds in another lavender red tone, I added the words "lazy poor" using transfer drawing as shown here.

This item is taken from the blog woodblock dreams.
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