11.30.2005

swaddling my print gocco.

Two Wednesdays ago my very first Print Gocco Press arrived. There must have been a silent ring at the door because all I know is I heard a ‘hey shoofly c’mere’ from downstairs and I shuffled my way down to find the fabulous package there in front of me. So exciting. And no, I didn’t open it right away. But when I did, I swooned over each and every element in the box. So. cool.

My first project was a set of napkins and some thank you cards for my friend’s baby shower. (yes, I hosted a baby shower. yes, that was my first evite. yes, if you send me one I promise to reply). I drew the swaddled babies, stamped the words, scanned it all in, printed it, photocopied it, and then I was ready to make my first gocco print. After I printed the cards, I painted each one in with watercolors.

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It really is as easy as ‘they’ say it is. Thanks to getcrafty and the small object for posting such helpful step by step instructions. Also, thank you flickr for hosting all those fab photos of gocco printed work. Oh, and Paper Source for offering workshops.

The cd/video included in the box is quite a find. Dated and so unbelievably cheesy. Yes, I still talk about my Print Gocco all the time. Its like I got a new cat. It needs a name.

7 comments:

beth b. said...

rania!

your site is SO CUTE!!!!!

love
beth

shoofly said...

Thank you, dear.

Hey, have you participated in illustration friday before? I'll be starting that soon, me thinks!

Stef said...

those cards look great! Congrats on the new toy, it looks like you're having fun!

poppy said...

nice! don't you love the gocco world?

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