I can’t stop Gocco Printing!!!

I have done a bit of Gocco printing this week – it’s such fun!  Except for cleaning the screens at the end of printing, that is….

As usual, I used some altered photos.

This one is of the harbour at Honfleur in Normandy, France, where we went for a week last August.

Gocco print of Honfleur harbour

That one on the left is a bit unusual.  I had a bit of bubble wrap hanging round (there’s always bubble wrap hanging round in my workroom!) so I did a print on the bubble wrap then printed it on to paper.  The bubble wrap print left a bit of an imprint on the Gocco screen and the next print turned out like that.  Here it is below – I like the effect, unintentional though it was!

Gocco print of Honfleur harbour

I also printed some Moleskine journals which will find their way on to Etsy sooner or later… when I’ve got a better series of photos of them!

Honfleur harbour print on Moleskine journal

I like this print I made on textural old lawyer’s paper with cloth embedded into it:

gocco print of honfleur

Yesterday I made a lot of prints of these skyscrapers we saw in London:

skyscrapers gocco print on Moleskine journal         DSCN6392

The one on the left is on a black Moleskine journal, printed and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The one on the right is also on black but using white embossing powder.  I like the way you can use embossing powder with Gocco inks because they don’t dry too quickly.

gocco print of skyscraper           skyscraper gocco print

On the left is printed on ordinary card, on the right on some paper which I coloured with inks during my City & Guilds course.

ribbon printed with skyscraper gocco print

I even printed on this ribbon!  Nothing’s safe when I’ve got that Gocco machine out on the table…

I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as frequently as before.  For some reason every time I publish a post via Windows Live Writer it takes several error messages before a successful attempt.

The latest issue of Fibre and Stitch magazine is out now, and I have an article in it, entitled Twinkling Windows!  Instructions on how to make this small wallhanging using Tyvek…

wallhanging in Fibre and Stitch with Tyveki

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7 Comments:

  1. These look fantastic Liz!

  2. They are lovely! And I really love the bubble- wrap one!

  3. oh I really like the way the bubble wrap made the print look! its a very neat effect :D

  4. Congrats on the article, Liz! I’m a big fan of your work, and I love these new Gocco prints!

  5. Gosh you have been very busy. I like the Honfleur prints – I have some photos of the harbour that I took a few years ago for a painting, and your prints took me straight back there; it’s so pretty.

  6. Liz, they’re great! It was worth the wait to see what you’ve been up to.

  7. Gosh, these look fantastic! I haven’t ever used a gocco, and love the effects, esp the bubble wrap of Honfleur (about which I am reading a book, but have never seen).

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