Friday, February 22, 2008

A dress a day

Oooh, a big thank you to Erin from A Dress a Day for posting an interview with me on her blog today! (or it's probably yesterday by now) :)

This post needs some photos, so here's what you can do with a Gocco screen + the Gocco Hand Stamper... which is unfortunately discontinued. It's a handy little tool for when you want to print on large areas without the hinge of the machine getting in the way.



It's basically just sticky block of foam attached to a handle, so you could probably make one yourself. You can also detach the print bed from the PG-11 and use that instead!



And voila - quick hand made wrapping paper for when you have none :)

18 comments:

Belinda said...

I was lucky enough to find one at Vinnies along with my gocco. What a great idea, I'll be definitely making some wrapping paper now, thanks for the idea!

Michelle said...

I received the houses print in the mail today. It is stunning - thank you so much!

janine de waal said...

I love the print AND the wrapping paper! And really good pics too!

Jhoanna said...

That wrapping paper is awesome! Wow, I had no idea you could do that with a Gocco. Seems like everyday I just find more new reasons why I should bring a Gocco into our home too!

I enjoyed your interview at Dress a Day - it actually cleared up a lot of the 'mysteriousness' in my mind surrounding the actual printing of fabric. And thanks so much for the mention too - made me giggle :-)

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I HAVE TO HAVE one of those stamper things..... bah!
If you ever find one - let me know!
I'm already frustrated at the small print range of the gocco, I'd love to do some fabric with it......

I saw the interview yesterday, it was really good - congrats! Dress a Day is a long time favourite of mine.....

Leah xx

siagrafica said...

congrats on the interview!

oh darn, I really wanted that little houses print! But I had to sell some of my own prints first {I was kinda broke on my paypal acc.} before I could purchase yours - and now Sia's little village = sold out! Well - good for you, but not for me...

:-(

have a fab weekend,
cheers

{oh and I love your wrapping paper as well}

Amy said...

Handmade anything always makes gifts look that much more special! Love it!

Anna Laura said...

Great idea with the printing, although I don't have a gocco!

The interview is also a good read, but I wouldn't feel guilty about not printing the fabric yourself - I think it is important to support people who do the printing as well, although I can understand the desire to want to experiment with the medium!

The studio space you talk about sounds great as well!

Jason said...

I got a gocco stamp from a friend of mine. I've only used it a few times. But I've wanted to experiment with making handmade wrapping paper...maybe one day I'll get around to it!

kayla_d said...

Great wrapping paper idea--that way you can do your own recycled-paper designs! And now that I've started doing some screen printing, I understand the draw of the gocco. I wonder how long I'll hold off:)

craftyarchitect said...

that's such a great idea! I think i'll try it today!

paisleystclaire said...

You're so clever

flowerpress said...

Hi Lara,
Someone on the gocco group pointed me to your gocco stamp tute recently when I bought a second hand stamper and need advice badly :-) I love the repeat trick you gave and this idea for wrapping paper, well it's great and I'm definitely going to steal it!
Still dithering with my stamper but you've given me more confidence to give it a try. And I love reading your beautiful blog. Thanks.

Lori Pickert said...

fantastic wrapping paper! (and i happen to *have* the hand-stamper...)

Marie-Louise said...

Handmade wrappingpaper, it is wonderful. I like it and I want to have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i love brown wrapping paper, and these stamped ones are even more pretty!

joanna
www.candlelight.hk/blog

pip said...

How good is the stamper?! Your paper looks gorgeous miss Inky Fingers!
xx

Pollipop said...

gorgeous print lara!
gocco sure is fun fun fun!