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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.


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….

Art

In art, graffiti, painted, painting, spray, train, trains on March 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I meant to post this picture in my last post but couldn’t find it. This piece is my favorite so far, it’s awesome. There are no words to describe it other than awesome! (:

Graffiti

In art, graffiti, painting, spray, train on March 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I have a weird interest in graffiti. Well, I think it’s completely normal, but my husband thinks it’s strange (: I don’t know what it is, but something about it just catches my attention. I love it! It’s true art work…too bad someone had to vandalize a piece of property to make it (most of the time), but it’s still art.

Every summer I go out to the train depot and walk up and down the tracks, finding pieces that I like. If we go on a trip, I’m constantly scanning the trains and making my hubby stop so I can take some pictures. I love building to my photo collection.

Last summer I was taking my dog for a walk along the tracks. I didn’t feel like walking down to the end of the train but Piper needed a better walk so I dragged myself down there. I was so glad I did! The second picture here is of the graffiti I found. Amazing!!

Ps: You can see more pictures on my Flickr page!