Thursday, February 14, 2008

Gocco love

Ahhh, so many lovely comments on my previous post about the lamps - thanks so much!! I need to show appreciation for all my readers with another giveaway! More on that soon :)

Meanwhile, I've finally pulled out the Gocco again for the first time in months and tried my hand at my very first multiple screen print! I think it took me awhile to get over the preciousness of my Gocco supplies and be willing to use up a few screens in one hit.



I'm quite happy with how the print turned out. I only did 10 proper ones (numbered and all) and a whole bunch of 'Artist's Proofs' on any surface I could get my hand on. As you do, when you have a ready inked screen:



The prints on wood and stretched canvas didn't turn out so good, but I really liked them on the cream and recycled paper:



One thing I have to say is that the registration plate on my PG-11 was indispensable for this project. I don't know how I would have gotten the colours to line up without it (see an example here).

Anyway I popped a few up in my shop to see how they go. I've never sold a Gocco print before and wasn't sure about pricing either. But we'll see.

xo

18 comments:

Penny said...

Very cute and pricing seems good!!

Tali said...

these look SO GREAT!! love em!
makes me wanna learn to gocco ;)

leslie said...

it turned out lovely. absolutely.
i was thinking of upgrading. to the pg-11. and your print has now convinced me to. thank you!

Anna said...

Awesome. ditto on the 'lets learn how to gocco' thing!

Victoria E said...

Very swank - you did a great job and I hope I get the chance to get my hands on one. :)

Tina said...

I've been doing some research on goccos and I would like to get my hands on one. In a previous post you printed on fabric. Did you make anything with that fabric? I'd like to use it to print on fabric. What type of gocco do you recommend? I'm assuming there is more than one type.

of paper & thread said...

Nice work Lara! I love that illustration and it looks great as a print! I am getting a PG11 gocco soon - can't wait to try it out...

Heather Moore said...

Ah, sweet! I'd love to try Gocco too sometime. Results seem to be so satisfying.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Great minds obviously think alike!

Your gocco kicks my gocco's butt though.....

Multiple colours? Not just yet for me!

Leah xxx

siagrafica said...

Oooh I like, I like!

I still need to make the first print with my gocco {a present for my b-day back in December}, but I don't think I could pull a multiple screen print with my humble PG-5...

monda-loves said...

this is great - you give me some hope now for my own gocco prints. I got a gocco PG5 for my birthday this week, and I ordered up lots of extra screens and inks too with the vague idea that i might like to do one with 3/4 colours.
I hope these sell well for you

Monda
x

of paper & thread said...

Hey Lara - I just spotted your gocco print & lampshades on Bloesem - Congrats!

Di said...

I love these prints! Definitely worth using up gocco supplies on!!

j said...

they did print beautifully. of course, it's a beautiful drawing.

Kelly said...

this print turned out lovely.

ps: my first time at your blog - love it!

flowerpress said...

What a nice surprise to find a link to my registration pic :-) Thanks Lara.

Tina said...

I was thinking of printing on stretch canvas. What kind of problems did you come across?

Lara said...

Hi Tina!

The ink just didn't seem to want to adhere to the stretched canvas. I think because the canvas had some sort of finish on it. I tried unstretched canvas (the stuff that's suitable for inkjet printing) and it was fine :)