Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What can you Gocco on?


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This evening I wondered what kinds of paper would Gocco work on. I took out my experimental master screen from the fridge and gave it a whirl on these things I found around my office/craft room.

Top row, left to right:
  • Transparency sheet
  • An acrylic I painted and had finished with quite a few Minwax polycrylic coats
  • The front of a Diet Coke cardboard
  • The back of Diet Coke cardboard
  • Rice paper
Bottom row, left to right:
  • A magazine page
  • Shrinky Dink (unshrunk as of yet)
  • A page from an old Gregg Shorthand book
  • (Below it) a plain white letter-sized envelope
  • A piece of marbelized paper I did a long, long time ago
  • The frontispiece of a book.
I also wanted to try a photograph, but couldn't find a "scrap" one to print on. I'm sure, however that it would work because everything I tried, but one, turned out perfectly! The only one that didn't turn out is the frontispiece of the book. Three-dimensional things are tricky to fit in the press.

The mind does race with possibilities for implementing prints into collages, stationery, and other fun things.

8 comments:

Bobbie said...

Amazing!

Frances said...

The possibilities for whacky pictures with this thing! I love the idea of prints on magazine shots - surreal seeing those birds hanging over the furniture.
Keep going girl - it's so exciting

Frances said...

BTW what is Shrinky Dink and Minwax?
Shrinky Dink is such a great name. I can think of a few people I might use it as a nickname for
LOL ;-)
- I do understand that old saying - a people divided by a common language - I guess they are brand names of things you get in the States - we probably have the same stuff here but with different names.

Rima said...

Here's an idea: Thick vellum, coloured or not - you can also paint on it! The printed vellum would look beautiful layered on top of pretty paper as well as on its own.

Ditto, Frances - even though we're on the same continent, I don't have a clue what a Shrinky Dink is. I almost wrote a very naughty retort to that nickname quip, but I self-censored just in time. :-)

Neda said...

Can I come and play pleaaaaase?

Frances said...

Ooh Rima
I do wonder what you could have been thinking of.;-))
I agree, Neda, it would be lovely to visit and play with Debi I liked the idea of the dirt balls for that - it's a bit far for me to pop round on the off-chance.

Debi Cates said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments (and some lewd ones as well).

I wish we all could get together for a play date! Man, that would be fun.

Debi Cates said...

P.S. I liked your idea of the vellum paper, Rima. If had some on hand I would give it a try. With all this stuff I've got here, you'd think I'd have at least one sheet of that.