Gocco printing – steam railway and little bird!

I got out my Print Gocco machine for the first time in ages and did some printing. 

I took this photo of the steam train on the Ffestiniog railway during our holiday to Porthmadog in North Wales last summer.

ffestiniog railway steam train 

I can’t remember which station it was, but I was up on the footbridge at the time.  We broke our journey between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog and had a short walk through the woods, catching the next train back. 

steam train on Moleskine cahier

I printed another one on a Moleskine cahier and this time put some bronze embossing power along the railway lines, and heated it with my heat gun.

I also did a load more birdie prints, this time in browns and golds:

bird gocco print on handmade khadi paper

This one is printed on khadi paper.

And another one with embossing powder on a Moleskine journal:

gold bird gocco printed on black moleskine journal

Of course, I couldn’t stop there and there are piles more cards! Including these little birdie heads:

gocco printed birdie heads

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5 Responses to Gocco printing – steam railway and little bird!

  1. lesley July 17, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    The photo looks like a negative. What type of camera did you take it with?

  2. Jennifer Rose July 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    the birds look great :D really like the shiny one :)

  3. Phil Hewitt July 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Your railway photo shows Tanybwlch station on the Ffestiniog. It is the only one with a footbridge. I often ride the trains to do my shopping in Porthmadog (at Lidl’s). As a life member I travel free. A train of ten carriages has just trundled past. This is a lovely part of the UK to live in!

    Keep up the good work!

    Phil

  4. Liz July 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Lesley, I used a normal camera but I altered the photo using Paint Shop Pro to convert it into just black and white to make it suitable for printing. I did a tutorial on how to do this where you can see the process: http://lizplummer.com/blog/2008/09/06/altering-photos-to-make-gocco-screens/

    Thanks, Phil, I remember now. It’s the only one with a cafe, I think! We stopped there for a cuppa and a bit of a stroll through the woods.

    Thanks, Jennifer!

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