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Saturday, March 28, 2009

MARCH BERUBE-BUG / IN THE MAIL TODAY



I'll be putting the March Berube-Bug into the mail today to the following people. RACHEL FREEMAN / Lawrence KANSAS - ANGELA BEHRENDT / Hannover GERMANY - LAURA PACTER / Naples FLORIDA - EMMA KLEE / Baltimore MARYLAND - DENIS CHARMOT / Marnaz FRANCE - STAN ASKEW / Pasadena CALIFORNIA - SERVANE MOREL / Bruxelles BELGIQUE - DEWI / Toronto Ontario CANADA - BRENT LEOPOLD / Camphill PENNSYLVANIA - MS. FRANCES HANEY / Gulfport FLORIDA - R.F. COTE / Quebec City, Quebec CANADA - ED BUDDZ / W.Chicago ILLINOIS - ALEXANDRE GOMES VILAS BOAS / BRAZIL - TEODOR AJDER / Warsaw POLAND - JANE BLOGS / Jugon Les Lacs FRANCE - ERIC CORABOEUF / Pornic FRANCE - SAMUEL MONTALVETTI / Buenos Aires ARGENTINA - MITCH LUNSFORD / J.P. Ma. - ED VARNEY / Courtenay, British Columbia CANADA

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TEODOR ADJER / Warsaw POLAND


ED BUDDZ / Chicago, ILLINOIS USA


R.F. COTE / Quebec City, Quebec CANADA


ERIC CORABOEUF / Pornic FRANCE


MS. FRANCES HANEY / Gulfport, FLORIDA, USA


BRENT LEOPOLD / Camp Hill, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

MARCH BERUBE-BUG / GENDER BENDER BUG

For this months addition to the Berube-Bug mailart project I decided to go a slightly different route. Still using printmaking and linocut as the primary method of creating multiple images, I decided to implement a technique call Chine-Colle' to add color to each and every postcard going out. Here is a brief definition from Wikipedia of what the Chine-Colle' technique of printmaking entails.

"Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper or linen, which pulls finer details off the plate. Another purpose is to provide a background color behind the image that is different from the surrounding backing sheet."

"The final image will depend on the design and ink color of the printed image, the color and opacity of the paper to which the image is directly printed (plus any inclusions such as petals or fibers in that paper), and the color of the backing sheet."

- As you'll notice with the sample I'm documenting here, not all layered colors work that well. I have other prints from the edition where the color selection is far more successful but since I documented all of the steps with this particular color combination I figured I'd follow through and show the results, good, bad or otherwise.

*As far as the image for this months Berube-Bug, I'll leave that up to you for interpretation. ;0)

SKETCH ON LINOLEUM


INKED LINO W/COLOR PAPER DOT SELECTION


INKED LINO W/FIRST LAYER OF COLOR PAPER DOTS APPLIED


INKED LINO W/SECOND LAYER OF COLOR PAPER DOTS AND GLUE


FINAL PRINTED IMAGE


A FEW OF THE PRINTS

Tuesday, March 3, 2009