<<< What a freakin' mess!
Sunday should have been about getting organized and making products for my upcoming show, Handmade Arcade, here in Pittsburgh next weekend. But what did I do instead? I pulled out the Gocco printer (which I have had for a year or so) and decided to start using it. I have only used it one other time to mixed results. I guess I was thinking that it would be great to have some prints to sell at the show. This all goes back to my need to make something that doesn't get tossed out, like greeting cards.
This time around was much more fruitful than my previous attempt. So, introducing my first limited edition Gocco prints: "funky trees with bird in green"...ooh, such a clever name...
I had tons of fun with the Gocco, but what a mess I made! I was trying to limit myself to just two prints but did three...and was not happy with the third. I admit that I am still getting used to the whole process...like, how many prints can I make? what do I do with the used screens? and how long do the prints have to dry? I have read that you can clean the screens and/or freeze them and reuse. I also feel like I wasted a lot of ink. And the used light bulbs...what to do with those? I hate to throw them out. Anyway, it was quite a fun and creative Sunday!
Tip: Old CD racks make great drying racks!