Monday, February 25, 2008

The Printing of Sia's Village

Okay I think you can look at this two ways - as either really cool or really lame. Or maybe both :)

But as I was printing the remaining editions of the 'Sia's Village' print (available again in my shop), I decided to film the process. Just the part where I do the registration, so you can see the rego plate that I've been yakking on about in action.

So here it is, my video debut*:



*my face not included :)

34 comments:

mizu designs said...

the video is nothing but cool lara! thanks for putting it on your blog.

Anonymous said...

that was cool, i want a gocco! I mean i'm in a screenprinting course but i still want more printmaking stuff!!

and thats my fave Joanna Newsom song too! :D\

- caylie

lusummers said...

that's actually really handy...i don't have that gocco (i've got the pg5) but now i'm trying to figure out if i can fudge a reg plate together somehow...hmmm i know what i'll be mulling over today!
thanks so much for posting it, not lame at all, most informative!

sparklygreenknickers said...

Ha...I also have the pg5 and wondered if I could do that too!

I love that you put it to music :)

julia said...

your video is really cool, no lame at all!!!! I didn't know about Gocco, so thank you so much for sharing that!

Anna Laura said...

Hey great work! It is funny you posted this as I was thinking of making a vid tut on my screenprinting as my boyfriend keeps growling that I don't use the video camera enough!

Great work and I liked the song as well. It was also neat to see a Gocco in use, I had no idea how they worked!

Kangaroopals said...

you are the best! THANKS for sharing....just bought the PG-11 two days ago... THANKS to you again. Also, I found the stamper kit here: http://northwoodstudios.tripod.com/stampx2.html

adele said...

very cool! I've been hearing a lot about Gocco as of late. Interesting stuff.

leslie said...

thanks for the video. i might just direct some folks to your site. if that's okay. if you dampen the sponge base thing ... the print will stay there instead of sticking to your screen. don't dampen it too much. if it gets too sticky just place a paper in the center of it ... leaving the grey base around the outside edges. i hope that makes sense. and helps. oh, the gocco. so addictive. and your print is wonderful. wonderful.

adele said...

sorry, unrelated comment to this particular post but wanted to thank you for the reversible journal cover pattern. I made one yesterday and you can see it here - http://modernemotive.com/blog/2008/02/25/pretty-notes/

Thanks. Super easy to make and fabulous instructions.

Nuya ~ said...

what a great video! i've learn something new about my gocco machine today! :D

Thanks Lara!

nuya

Tina said...

I like the music choice. Joanna Newsom...I'll have to check her out. I really really want a gocco.

monda-loves said...

oh this is so cool. I like the way you just threw together a video and put music to it and everything. It was very serene :o)

Monda
x

art4friends said...

no way lame.

that was wonderful! i love quick and simply things like that..

especially with wonderful music.

lovely to see! thank you!

raya said...

Not lame at all! I have the PG-11 too and wasn't really sure how the registration plate worked, so now I know!

of paper & thread said...

ooh very cool! thanks for filming the process...

Jodi said...

Very cool indeed! Thanks for sharing!!

Tali said...

i have no idea what's going on here, but it looks great! haha
printmaking looks like fun! thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing Lara. I have a new PG-11 and am still in the 'too scared to use' stage. Maybe I should just go for it!!

Heather Moore said...

KKKRRRRRRrrrrrhhh (the sound of tumultuous applause). If I also could write the sound of being green with envy about your Gocco, I would. Thanks!

Corrie said...

cute and cool

now I need to get my gocco out and get cracking

oh and my little keira looooves the song for the video!

Penny said...

so cool, i also had absolutely no idea how they work, nice to see!

Wendy said...

what a great video! thanks for putting it together :) it makes me want to have a gocco printer more :)

Kirsten said...

Love it! Thanks for show us how it is done I have always been curious.

I received my print last week and just love it. My degree is in architecture and I just love all those little houses, reminds me of Tuscany.

Liz Cox said...

Hi Lara,

Great video! Makes me even MORE excited about my gocco that's on it's way. I also tried ordering a stamp kit online from the US but alas they refunded my money - i think they must have sold out. I'll have to keep looking.

Great Joanna song by the way. Hope you caught her playing with Smog last year. Great show!

Liz

Amy said...

Congratulations on your video debut Lara...it was great!! It just makes me crave a Gocco even more now!! Printing when you don't have the space to print...I love it!! (and I loved the soundtrack as well) ;) x.

zoesquid said...

Thanks for the vid. Now I actually know what gocco printint is!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I just got around to watching this -

You are so cute...

The reg plate works really well - I wonder if I could knock up a dodgy one for my PG 5?

I'll let you know how I go!

Leah xx

ps: LONDON!!!! Lucky lucky you!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Oh, and I thought I'd tell you - I just bought a gocco stamper off ebay!

Can't wait to have a go at something BIG......

xxx

Bill Turner said...

Neat video, and interesting to see how the Goccos work.

I received my print in the mail earlier this week and I love it! Thanks!

fine little day said...

Great video, look so fun!

lovestitches said...

ok now I REALLY want a Gocco. That video made it look like all kinds of cool.

minkee said...

wah, now I wish I had a pg-11, just like all the others with a pg5 :) maybe one day I'll be able to upgrade...

Emmarose said...

Ooooh thanks for the Gocco Gizmo tute! I think I'm in love! By the way, I've just found your blog,luv ya stuff.