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Tryin’ out the Gocco

In art, etsy, gocco, green, herbs, items, leaves, notebook, painting, printer, seller, selling, sells on April 3, 2008 at 12:00 am

This first one is my number 1 attempt at printing on the Gocco. It’s not bad, but there’s dots of carbon around the actual image from the photocopy I used. Oh well, you live and learn.

I learned from the Gocco-How-To link I posted a couple days ago, that you can save your screens and ink by putting them in plastic and in then in the fridge (just like you can with paint rollers!). So I did that with both of these screens and I’ll be using them again tonight.

These are my second attempts at Gocco printing. I had printed an image of these leaves but they came out super small so I printed several more, cut them out and placed them individually on a piece of white paper. I then imprinted them into the screen. I’m not sure if others do it this way, but it worked. The only thing I would suggest is that you somehow stick the separate images onto the plain paper. Some of the leaves burned to the screen and I was afraid of taking them off. I did, and it was fine, but I’m sure there was a chance of me making a hole in it. Don’t want that!

I made three 4 x 6″ cards, three 4 x 5″ cards as well as a 30 page note book. All on one screen with one round of ink on it. And there’s still more to use! I’m not sure how much further the ink will go, but it seems like there’s a lot left on there!

I don’t know if I’ll keep these for myself yet, or sell them on Etsy…we’ll have to see!

Once I build up my “stock” on these types of items, I’ll be listing them on Etsy.

Gocco Printer

In gocco, how to, printer, printing, tutorial on April 1, 2008 at 4:35 am

I just realized that the link to the How-To-Gocco blog I had posted earlier is the wrong link! In case you were curious about it, here is the REAL link to the Gocco Tutorial (: Sorry ’bout that!

I love getting mail!

In buying, crafts, create, ebay, etsy, fabric, gocco, make, making, nauticle, painting, printer, selling, sewing, stripes on April 1, 2008 at 12:38 am

I came home at lunch on Friday to find two packages waiting for me! One full of this great fabric I found on Ebay and the other MY GOCCO!!!!!! All the way from Japan, little Japanese candies, paper bags and clothes-pins included! I have yet to use my Gocco since I didn’t have the PERFECT picture to start with, but I’ll be experimenting tonight, so hopefully it goes well and I can post pictures soon.

Also, the Ebay seller that I bought the fabric from has an Etsy shop! Check it out!

I’ll be making a Kiki bag out of the fabric and I can’t wait to get started…now if only I had some free time….

In etsy, gocco, ink, interview, job, printer, printing, seller on March 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I have a job interview today. I’m nervous. I usually don’t get nervous, I’m usually more confidant than this but this job sounds perfect and I want to make a good impression.

Mostly, I think I’m afraid that this interview will be ‘official’. I hate official interviews. I’d rather a more casual one without the “what are your weeknesses?” questions. I would open up much more if I was asked normal “let’s have a chat” questions. If it gets to official or stoic, I close up, draw blanks and look stupid.

Two slow hours go to.

I finally ordered my Gocco Printer yesterday. I was trying to find a good deal on ebay but in the end, they all turned out to be the same price, give or take a few pennies. So instead of buying off of ebay, I (of course!) opted for Etsy where the same seller was offering a new Gocco and cheaper ink.

I’ve been nervous about the printing process and have been researching how to do it exactly. I discovered this great, super detailed, how-to article. Check it out for a great explanation of how the Gocco actually works (:

Thinking about starting yet another job and the stress of the interview is really making me appreciate those people who are self-employed. You never have to worry about being fired or switching bosses or stressful interviews. Yes, it’s harder work because you’re always promoting your business, but at least you know it’s going to benefit you, not just the boss man.

I come from a self-employment-loving family. My dad and mom have always encouraged us to pursue this employment aspect and have worked towards it themselves.

I’m hoping that one day my Etsy store will suddenly take off and local stores will be selling my bags. I’m crossing all my fingers for self-employment to grab me by the hand one of these days.

I Think He Loves Me

In flowers, gocco, love, printer, wife on March 14, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Aren’t I the luckiest girl in the world? Seriously! More flowers for “no reason”. And to make it even better the note said “To the best wife. Go ahead and order the Gocco Printer.” So guess what I’m doing now (: