Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45584] New here! (Krista Soderholm)
  2. [Baren 45585] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels (Melissa West)
  3. [Baren 45586] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels (Curtis Wright)
  4. [Baren 45587] Re: New here! (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 45588] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Krista Soderholm
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:53:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45584] New here!
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Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to printmaking. I started
this January in a class. The class is mainly intaglio, but I have been
enjoying doing some linocuts at home. I particularly like white line

I have a question for people, I just started a small (5x7) linocut that I
would like to do a reduction on. I cut the first layer, and am having
trouble figuring out how to get the registration right. It is a mounted
block and I was hoping to use a press to print it. I have hand printed it,
and it isn't coming out very well. Can someone give me an idea as to how
to print it properly so I can get the registration for later layers
properly? Thanks! Krista
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Message 2
From: Melissa West
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:26:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45585] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels
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Thanks Barbara!

Lots of good advice there. :)
Will definitely try the Yes paste, and let you know how it all turns out!

Melissa West
816 Hanover St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Message 3
From: Curtis Wright
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:34:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45586] Re: glueing paper onto MDF panels
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Yes paste is not archival but then again neither is MDF. I would think your best bet would be to use acrylic gesso on the surface and then use something along the lines of Golden Absorbent Ground. This will hopefully keep the acid in the MDF at bay. Then I would glue the paper to the surface using Golden Soft gel. You could bypass the first two steps by using Clayboard but it sounds as if MDF is required.
--Curtis Wright
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:11:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45587] Re: New here!
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You can make a registration board out of wood or foam core that you can use with a press....
Maria Arango has some info here and there is more on her site,
it is an L shape with the kento registration system on it, you can do the kentos with tape so you can move them...
McClains has a registration board you can must be just sightly lower than your block for using on the press...this one is designed for Shina plywood

let me know if you need more help
My best

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Subject: Arts of Japan series : print #2 - printing steps 12~14
Posted by: Dave Bull

The next three - the final three actual colours - are all small in area, but make a nice difference in the appearance. Let's put a thin gradation along the base of the ridge of the roof:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Mixed Feelings #4 - Burn
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

If you listen to how we speak, it's clear that money is hot stuff. This is the fourth print in a series that examines cliches we have about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty.

This item is taken from the blog woodblock dreams.
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Subject: The Philosopher is under way!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Ayumi-san has been here twice this week; on Monday she finished up the testing on her trial run of The Philosopher - a Hokusai design from my Surimono Albums. Here's a snapshot of her result (made on cheap paper for testing):

I'm not so sure if I want to take this next step ... let's compare this with the image from my own album (printed on high-quality washi):

This is the same young girl who came here for the first time waaaaaaay back on May 22nd, never having used a baren before ... and who has now come here a grand total of seven times.

Anyway, the next step is clear - the two of us prepared a stack of 30 sheets of washi on Monday morning, and she's under instructions to do an edition for our catalogue!

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This item is taken from the blog Mokuhankan Conversations.
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