Jess Hutch.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

gocco & candy

What better way to chase those post-holiday blues than to play with your presents? As I mentioned before, Jeff got me a Print Gocco for Christmas, and BOY do I love it. It really is so much fun - it's pretty easy to use, and the results are exactly what I was hoping for. Here are the results of my first go at it - I did a little doodle of some tiny folks, strolling I suppose, and of course I had to get my name in there somewhere...

gocco test

I printed it all over all sorts of paper (it's hard to keep the master once you're done, so most people recommend printing a lot of stuff before you throw it away). The white stuff is just some thin white stationery paper, and I was pleased to see that the ink didn't bleed through at all. Now I have some nice personalized stationery! The hot pink paper was a gift from my parents - a bag of acid-free paper scraps, nice.

Also from the 'rents - I mentioned that Dolores the bear reminded me of ribbon candy, so when my Mom saw some of this old-fashioned treat at her grocery store, she got me some! Mmmmm. I liked the clove flavor the best. Here's one of the artsy fartsy pics I look before I started eating all of it.

ribbon candy

15 Comments:

At 7:09 PM , Kat said...

The ribbon candy looks delicious and lives up to its name. I both want to put it in my hair AND eat it. That's not something I normally want to do... I swear.

k a t

 
At 7:46 PM , Anonymous said...

The candy is amazing - but I love the little people you printed! I'd like to try that out one day - for now I'll have to stick with carving erasers :)

kathleen - http://www.upsaid.com/silverfish

 
At 12:16 AM , rebecca said...

I love my gocco too~ Have you heard the rumor, though, that they are ceasing production??? I started stockpiling supplies off of dickblick the other night. I'm really enjoying your booklet! I've made 3 robots + dolly -- and have a squarey just about ready to seam up!

 
At 12:53 PM , my house is cuter than yours said...

lovely photo~ What kind of camera do you have?

 
At 1:30 PM , JessRedRose said...

Thanks! I have a Canon PowerShot G6, and I love it.

 
At 2:57 PM , tania said...

those are great you lucky duck!
:)

 
At 5:51 PM , rose said...

Great gocco-ing!

 
At 5:10 AM , Jenn said...

I want one of those gocco things...is it hard to learn how to do? The last thing I need is another craft to do but how can I resist something so wonderful? your little people are just so cute!
I am still learning to knit so I can make one of your wonderful knitted things! The booklet is just amazing!!

 
At 10:16 PM , lisa said...

yay for a gocco! they are so fun. i just made birthday invitations on them. and i love the candy photo. we have to have dinner soon. maybe between our busy schedules we can figure something out!

 
At 11:27 AM , Pip and Tom said...

The paper is turning out awesome.

 
At 12:19 PM , kd said...

Love your gocco print. BTW, they make a loverly tube of Master cleaner so you can reuse Masters again and again. I've used one with my return address many times.

 
At 5:35 PM , maria ines said...

que lindos dibujitos!!!
i like

 
At 10:23 AM , Anonymous said...

Is everything OK? I was worried about the email you sent about the book possibly not being produced anymore. Say it isn't so... I want a copy sooooo bad. I need you genius, please don't deny me :(

tara

 
At 4:40 AM , pyglet said...

Oh my! That candy looks amazing! Drooling badly over here!

 
At 2:11 PM , Gina said...

Your drawings are super cute. And, "make your own print", oh my!

 

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