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Printmakerguy
05-04-2005, 05:36 AM
This is going to be a QUICK one, as I am on my way out the door... I was BUSY yesterday, so I didn't get this started... So, I pushed it back a day, Oh well.

I am headed back 'to sea' today, I will be around off and on for the next few weeks!!

A gentle reminder that the printmaking project is due when I am ashore NEXT MONTH, so I can get it all sorted/mailed in time. I will also be PM'ing participants as well.

Have fun (but not too much) without me!!

-Andrew

Diane Cutter
05-05-2005, 07:25 AM
Safe journey, Andrew....

My fingernails, which have never been the most beautiful part of my body, are now a lovely mechanic-black, from printing yesterday and more expected today...

Which reminds me of a time, way back when I was in art school. I was into a printing session big-time, cleaned up extremely carefully and well, but had very stained hands... Mind you, nothing more could come off...

My husband and I had a very elegant affair for which I needed to buy a dress so, on my way home, I stopped off at an up-scale dress shop. I started pawing through the racks when the sales lady came up to me, horrified, and told me I could not touch the dresses.... and then escorted me out of the shop...

Needless to say, I never bought anything there ever again!!! I still laugh every time I recall her face!!!

Diane

sassybird
05-07-2005, 11:53 AM
Have a safe trip, Andrew.

Diane, when I was in school my hands were always a reflection of what I had been doing in my classes. In fact my clothes were too......lol I would have been ticked off at being escorted out the door of a shop. Did you explain that the color on your hands was just stain and would not come off? I wouldn't go back to the shop either.

It has been raining here for days now, and we have had flooding up in the Boise area. Thankfully none down here.

I got my new computer desk installed in my studio and one of the elders of the church put my computer back together after I had been at it for 3 hours :rolleyes: He had it up and running in 15 minutes.....lol

Diane Cutter
05-07-2005, 11:59 AM
...I got my new computer desk installed in my studio and one of the elders of the church put my computer back together after I had been at it for 3 hours :rolleyes: He had it up and running in 15 minutes.....lol
Don't you just love those techie types that make magic like that... I still have my vcr/dvd player and various clock radios blinking '12...12...12...' just because it's too complex to set them again once the electricity goes back on!!! Life is too short to bother with such things!!! I'm happy to have others do that stuff for me. I'd rather print/paint/watch them fix it...

Keep dry, Charissa... We seem to be having sympathy rains down here, too...

Diane

H2O_Baby
05-07-2005, 06:28 PM
We are having a Nor'Easter here. Speaking of which, a documentary on the perfect storm from 1991, called Killer Storm is on the History Channel. Towards the end, they show pictures of the town I live in, Scitate MA. Under water, & with hurricane winds, Scituate lost 110 houses during that storm. But the old-time residents don't even mention 1991, it is 1978 that was the bad one here...

I opened a XEROX machine toner cartridge to try to get the toner out today. BIG soot storm. BIG. lost of black dust. Oops should have waited and done this outside. So after cleanup I had no time or energy left to print.

Anyway, the toner is fine dust, what can I dissolve it in to paint on the poly plates?

Your help would be appreciated.

Diane Cutter
05-07-2005, 06:54 PM
We are having a Nor'Easter here. Speaking of which, a documentary on the perfect storm from 1991, called Killer Storm is on the History Channel. Towards the end, they show pictures of the town I live in, Scitate MA. Under water, & with hurricane winds, Scituate lost 110 houses during that storm. But the old-time residents don't even mention 1991, it is 1978 that was the bad one here....
Can't help you with the toner (ugh... what a mess that must have been)...

I have a great respect for the power of weather. My husband and I sat anchored in our 40' sloop during Hurricane Marilyn off St. John. That was the ride of our lives... Now when we know a storm is coming, we look at each other and say, "Where are we NOT going to be in a storm?". I got sick to my stomach watching the movie "The Perfect Storm", having been in horrific weather. Not fun!!! Lots of power!!! Certainly makes you believe there is something greater than ourselves...

By the way, I know Scituate. My former sister-in-law lived there in the 70s. I'm trying to remember if she was in that storm...

Diane

H2O_Baby
05-08-2005, 12:37 AM
Can't help you with the toner (ugh... what a mess that must have been)...

Diane

Hmmm well do you know what is in "fountain solution" as that is the stuff to dossolve it, right?

Yup, I had to take my clothes off without shaking the dust around, then I wandered around cleaning in my unmentionables, with pitch black hands & feet (athough I changed socks, they would just not stay clean) and streaks elsewhere wherever I touched. My husband was quite amused.


By the way, I know Scituate. My former sister-in-law lived there in the 70s. I'm trying to remember if she was in that storm...

Diane

I guess you can't just ask her if she is a FORMER in-law! It is still blowing and the car wouldn't stay on the road just now as we came home from dinner in Boston.

zardoz
05-08-2005, 07:43 PM
sorry to hear about all the bad weather goin round been beatiful here.

got my show up and running ,had the reception saturday had a lot of looks and comments of "unique"which is really what I want anyway so I'm happy .had a couple of ladies seem really interested and wanting to know where else I was showing (eek) so I may have to get off my sitabottom and start accosting some galleries in the agusta area since I'm spending so much time here .also gave several lessons on monotypes .some seemed to like them but no one seemed to know anything about them and one guy was a printer so if nothing else comes out of the show there are a few more people out there that at least know what a monotype is .

sassy I posted my final draft of an artist statement in the last brayer but its on the wall now so too late for improvements LOL. hope the flooding stays away from your area .

andrew hope your cruise is going well

diane next time some one mentions your black hands just tell them you"re going for a complete gothic motif

H2O_Baby
05-09-2005, 07:07 AM
[QUOTE=H2O_Baby]XEROX machine toner cartridge...
Anyway, the toner is fine dust, what can I dissolve it in to paint on the poly plates?
[QUOTE]

I found the recipe for toner tuche and amazingly had all the ingredients.
1 part toner dust
2 parts rubbing alcohol
1 part water and 1 part screen drawing fluid (or pancake syrup)

In any case I used a calligraphy pen, paintbursh, my fingers and other tools to put it on the plate, then baked the plate so it is ready to print. It worked nicely, if anything I think it was a bit too viscous. I shall try to thin it with alcohol tonight and use it again. I can see that I shall have to get more plates, you run through a lot when experimenting. :rolleyes:

Diane Cutter
05-09-2005, 07:40 AM
...diane next time some one mentions your black hands just tell them you"re going for a complete gothic motif
Ah, Johnnie... Always so creative!

Glad to hear your show was a success. It would have been a kick to see all your work up in one place. Wish I could have gone...

Diane