Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45536] Re: stencils (key sevn)
  2. [Baren 45537] stenciling (Carole Baker)
  3. [Baren 45538] stencils (Joe Martin)
  4. [Baren 45539] Re: stencils again (Louise Cass)
  5. [Baren 45540] Re: stencils + what is printing? ("Oscar Bearinger")
  6. [Baren 45541] Re: stencils + what is printing? (key sevn)
  7. [Baren 45542] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: key sevn
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 13:54:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45536] Re: stencils
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Barbara -

@Was the plastic stencil attached to the block?

no - whole process was without a block
the stencil is attached directly to the paper and then the paint is
transferred to the paper with a brush.

block + stencil - what a strange idea - I must try it one day.

inspired by Ruth - please let me put some ascii art ilustrating the process

i -------------brush

oooooo -------------paint
___ ____ ______ ______ ---------------------stencil

.............................................. ---------------------paper

stencil is glued with a tape to the paper (or not, depends what you want)

> Barbara,
> I've Used Mylar to make stencils/ masks with watercolor on woodblocks. I
> used thicker pigment and Mike Lyon's technique of pigment mixed into the
> rice paste. I brushed it onto a blank block thru the stencil (which I
> aligned with the kentos) and had no bleed or flow of ink on the block.
> Works pretty well.
> Good luck
> Richard
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Message 2
From: Carole Baker
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 16:02:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45537] stenciling
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If you google "porchoir technique" you will come up with at least one
tutorial. I've done some porchoir with watercolor, using stencils
and flat brush.

Carole Baker
Gustavus, Alaska
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Message 3
From: Joe Martin
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 18:05:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45538] stencils
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Barbara -- I was thinking you were going to put the stencil on the paper, not the block, but see that either way could work. I used to use a paper called Waxed Masa to make stencils (I bought it at Art Media) to make stencils I was using on fabric. It might be a good product to use if it's available. Suzi SM
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Message 4
From: Louise Cass
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 19:26:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45539] Re: stencils again
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Barbara- I've often successfully done just what you're
suggesting only I attach the stencil to the block first and
roll on or brush on ink or pigment/rice paste and print!
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Message 5
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 19:36:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45540] Re: stencils + what is printing?
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Your ascii brush is great !!! :-)

I think the real question in your process becomes what is printing? Where is the plate? What is being printed? Are you not painting with a stencil?

I do love your visuals :-) !!

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Message 6
From: key sevn
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 19:52:05 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45541] Re: stencils + what is printing?
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where's printing in silk screen?

but I agree. it's not a printing.
I was just thiking that Barbara want to add stencil layers to the
unfinished woodblock print to save some time.
Traditional polish folk woodcutters (my idee fixe lol) often coluored
prints with stencils it was not a printing, but sort of mechanical painting.
I think I suggested myself with my own thoughts.


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Subject: Oh, sketch heaven
Posted by: Pistoles Press

It's funny how one can be caught up in circumstances that appear beyond one's control.  Practice delegates that one can be conscientious and remember that there is always a choice if we choose to acknowledge it.  The natural world is the best example of how multifaceted and diverse life can be.  It is in these ruminations that I realize, "Oh yeah.  That thing I do that no one else can do.  That place I go where no one else can follow.  Yes, let's go there and find some peace."  

After going through 6 years of art school, I am amused and comforted to find that my sketch book musings are still the source of what drives me.  Yes, I am thankful for the polish and infrastructure I had learned in school but in the end there was still something missing.  I missed that raw thrill of approaching my ideas with the power of abandon.  I had begun to heavily censor my own thought process.  When the spark of something new would erupt it would immediately go through the "Yes, but will it sell" filter and if it made it past that, over into the "Yes, but will it be cost effective" filter.

Don't get me wrong, being rational often helps head off more than a few disasters, but my working process was soon becoming a downer.  After experiencing my first ocular migraine last week, instead of filling the Compazine prescription I was given, I did a little spring cleaning in my head and loosed the Kraken known as Tohellwitheverything!  I like her.  We get along just fine.  After a good sleep, I started to work on sketching all the ideas I want to do but "haven't had time to do."

Harvey has been my aid for 17 years.  He's featured on my Facebook avatar and is a wonderful muse.  Seeing that he's 17, I should probably put together a bio.  In the sketch above, I was inspired by the 2012 Year of the Drago post card exchange project at Baren Forum.  There are a few other sources but as I continue with this piece, I'll go more in depth.

Here's a redraw of a tiny thumbnail in one of my sketch books that kept nagging at my mind.  I don't know why this image feels so potent in my mind.  It feels something like toiling to produce something with your life only to watch some asshole slither up and consume the fruits of your labor.  Smell like 99% to you? Oh, Lana, you little buzz kill faerie you!

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Subject: Pay attention to the writing on the wall
Posted by: Elizabeth Busey

Education and careers have become hot topics in my house. I always thought that I would have a profession where my efforts would be beneficial to others. Before my jump into artistic pursuits, I earned a Masters in Public Administration and worked for non-profits. I wrote grants and raised money, but I didn't feel a connection with the people I was helping. 

Fast forward to today. I treat my art-making as work, but there is still the thrill of discovery or the ahhh! when a print comes out even better than I expected. For the many times I endure the drudgery of framing, the exhilaration I feel when seeing my work fill a gallery is tremendous. It also feels a bit selfish. So I am always looking for ways to share my fascination with art by involving other people. Luckily I have a group of people from First United Church in Bloomington, Indiana who indulge me in my projects and participate with gusto.

Important words were shared by many members and friends of First United Church Bloomington.

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