I’ve been having fun with my Print Gocco machine over the last few days. The advantage of buying used machines is that I have to test them, and so I get to have new screens to play with! This time I wanted to try a three-screen print to build up the depth and layers. I used this photo which I took in London as the base:
I altered it to produce three images, each time taking more of the black image away:
This was going to be the lightest colour and the first one screened. In reality it didn’t print very well for some reason – very little of the definition came out. It may be that the screen was a bit old. In the end it didn’t matter because I still got enough of it, especially as it was the base colour.
This was the second screen. You can see it is a lot lighter than the first.
This is the third screen. As you can see, only the outlines are visible, but I printed this in black ink and it was perfectly adequate as an accent to the other two.
Here are some of the results:
This is printed on handmade Khadi paper.
And this is on card.
Here’s another one (the photo is blurry, not the print) – in this one I pressed on the last layer very lightly so that only the bus’s outline got the black ink.
Here are four of them with a bit of a colour variation!
Here are a few abstract looking designs on painted paper!
And this is a print on top of a London tube map!
And I printed this on a Moleskine journal.
This is a larger Moleskine journal which I am using to make notes in while working through Walking in this World by Julia Cameron (a sequel to The Artist’s Way). I decided to get an abstract sort of print when the ink in the screen was getting low and I didn’t want to waste it! I quite like the way this has turned out.