It occurred to me that I haven’t put any pictures of my Etsy shop listings on the blog for ages, so here we go!
This medieval city journal has been selling well recently. It is based on a Dover publication of some medieval woodcuts. I printed it, embossed it with gold embossing powder and then painted it with watercolour paints to bring it to life. They are all different.
Here is another variation:
Here is one that has just been printed with brown ink. I have them in unlined or lined notebooks.
This is a new one too. It has been printed twice. First with the yellow spiral design, then with a new design of a street in France.
Here is another variation on the French street, again embossed and painted with watercolours. It is a lot more abstract than the medieval city. I do like the way that printing with the Gocco is so adaptable!
Here is another new design. It shows a boat in the harbour in Bristol with houses behind. It has been printed on a beige moleskine cahier and then I’ve added a blue watercolour wash over the top.
And lastly here is Honfleur Harbour in Normandy this time with a blue watercolour wash over it.
Last year I traced part of a medieval woodcut print of a cityscape using one of the Dover books, and made it into a Gocco screen. I’m not sure that the screen I made was very successful because I didn’t shade it enough to give it dimension and the resultant prints just weren’t very clear. I printed several Moleskine journals with it and put them in my Etsy shop. Here is one so you can see what I mean:
Actually this one is even more unclear because I used white ink and gold embossing powder! But I did do some with white ink on black which wasn’t much better.
Anyway, they’re not like that anymore! This afternoon I got the watercolour paints out and highlighted a few of the features, I hope more successfully:
Here’s a close up of that last picture:
I also tried a different sort of highlighting on the black one:
I did this one with a silver pen.
I stamped this one with my angel stamp as I think she looks pretty medieval too!
These are all for sale in my shop on Etsy, by the way. What do you think? Does my colouring improve them or spoil them?
This is just a quick reminder that I still have about 8 fabric bundles for sale… and as a way of clearing some space in my studio the next person in the UK to buy some can have 3 bundles for the price of 2! Just pay with the Paypal buttons for two and email me to let me know which other one you want and I’ll mark them as sold. I’ll post on here when they’ve gone. You can find them here. This offer will expire at midnight on Wednesday 3rd June.
And I also have a number of Print Gocco machines for sale – I haven’t got any B6 machines but I have several PG10s and PG10 Supers. They are on my Print Gocco machines page.
If you haven’t the foggiest what I’m talking about, there’s a page of links about the Print Gocco here.
This is a card I printed with it. I really must get it out and print some more… they really are addictive once you get going!
There are still more fabric bundles waiting to be snapped up! And here are a few extras for the next 2 or 3 people to buy them…
I found a load of nappy liners which I bought to do cool melting and burning stuff… you can stitch into them and colour them and heat them and they distress nicely.
I’ve also got lots of African dutch wax prints fabrics – if you buy a fabric bundle I’ll put some of them in – they are good size pieces (half a yard, a yard etc…).
My studio is looking very different now – I’ve moved the tables round and my design wall and I can get around a lot more in there! I don’t feel quite so hemmed in. I was hoping that it might be possible to put a kitchen type sink in there but it looks like that is impractical so I’ll just have to keep running to the bathroom if I want to rinse things out:(
Pics soon… and I haven’t forgotten the report on my week at C2C!
Here’s a pic of the yellow/orange fabric bundle:
And in its bag:
And one of the red ones (the other is in the post before I went away).
And in its bag:
And this one has reds and purples:
I’ve had a request for photos of the blue/purple and blue/brown bundles, so here they are!
The blue/purple one:
And here it is in its bag:
And here is the blue/brown one:
And in its bag: