Friday, December 22, 2006

printing woes and joys

Although I've done some weird and wonderful things with my Gocco, i've never actually done a plain old proper run of cards. So I decided to Gocco print my xmas cards this year, but they were a bit of a disaster colour wise.

The problem all started when I absent mindedly squeezed out too much blue ink onto the mixing palette. Not wanting to waste it I tried to make a green out of it anyway by adding not-enough-yellow. The end result being that really gross middle-green colour that looks completely boring coupled with plain old red. See below left:

The project was partly rescued by scraping off all the ink, mixing it together to form a muddled greeny brown colour, and printing the design 1 colour:

Oh, it's supposed to be a partidge in a pear tree... if it's not obvious :)

As the title of this post suggests, not all my printing experienced this week have been woeful. Sometimes it's better to leave things to the professionals, like my favourite printers ImageScience, who specialise in high quality inkjet prints onto lovely archival cotton papers and canvas (
and happen to be across the road!).

I had a bit of leftover canvas real-estate from another job with which I printed these:

I'm thinking of putting them up on Etsy and seeing how they go. I have no idea how much I'd try to sell them for though. They're 11cm x 16cm plus the white border. Any suggestions welcome!!

Well, that's all from me for now. Hope everyone is on top of their xmas shopping and not too stressed out, and I hope you all have a fantastic christmas and new year!! I'll be back in the new year hopefully with some new patterns and projects and fun stuffs! xo


Anonymous said...

Hi Lara,
I’m really enthralled by your blog and following crafting activities. I find your tutorials to be especially helpful! I look forward to seeing your creative adventures and watching your fabulous designs take shape in the new year.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gocco prints, even the 'wrong' coloured ones are lovely. I love your print on canvas, the texture effect is gorgeous! Have a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!

Anonymous said...

See you in the brand new year for more printing adventures... take care, grache

Anonymous said...

The print is just lovely Lara. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous new year. I can't wait to see what amazing thing you create next!
Very best of wishes.