A few months ago I was lucky enough to be having a trawl through Twitter when I noticed that Gemma Correll was selling her old Gocco Printer. I had been wanting to get one for a while but they are now discontinued and are few and far between. So I was straight on the case and a couple of weeks later it arrived. I hadn't quite plucked up the courage to give it a shot and with only 2 screens and 4 bulbs on the go to be honest I wanted to look into the whole process a bit more before wasting my only two attempts at making a print from it. I ordered some more screens a couple of days ago as I have now realised that it may be a little bit of a learning curve for me, my first attempt not being a complete disaster but already learning some lessons.
I'm not too sure if I flashed my screen for long enough so printing the background image was very patchy and perhaps some of my lines are too fine for this printing method? If you are experienced in the ways of Gocco or have any hints or tips for me please leave a comment because I really want to keep going with it - SO much fun.
The black and white image is the original drawing in ink probably just under A6 in size and I printed the centre image in a lovely gold colour which has a lovely sparkle to it as the light hits (the photo doesn't really do the colour any justice). I am going to leave this one as it is now, the background being way too patchy looking to add. I think as first attempts go I am quite happy and will probably just sign and date these as a limited edition of sixteen. So here's to the next attempt, Gocco-a-go-go!