Monday, May 31, 2010

enjoying today

Lucas took a nice long nap and then Daddy took him to run some guy errands, so I've been enjoying some creative time and finished a page. I completed this page fast too! I think it's a new record.

cardstock: Paper Studio | scissors & fabric letters: American Crafts | pen: Zig millenium (black), Creative Memories (green) | flowers: Making Memories | paint: Plaid | torn paper: Becky Higgins 365 kit | rhinestones: My Mind's Eye | mist: Tattered Angels | other: thread, sewing machine

and THANK YOU to all the service members who are and have served this great nation!

Monday, May 10, 2010

latest digital pages

supplies: Katie Pertiet ( floral edgers sampler (brush), color inspiration 5/9/10 (slightly recolored), color challenge 0/13/09 (tag), color challenge 9/6/09 (white paper), stitched up frames no. 2, messy stiches-blue | Mindy Terasawa( color challenge 5/31/09 (turquoise) | Leora Sanford( flowers on a string | fonts: oblik bold, kingthings typewriter, and gyparody

supplies:Katie Pertiet( Good Day paper, Packaging Inspiration Sticker (cloud image), Loosely Labeled Dates, Stitched Up frames no. 2 | Mindy Terasawa( Color Challenge 05.31.09 (yellow), Everyday Inspiration 02.01.09 (turquoise--recolored), Everyday Inspiration 04.12.09 (grey), |Chat Freebie 11.13.08 (diamonds--recolored) | fonts: CK Ali's Hand, Sketchetica, Kingthings Typewriter

Friday, May 7, 2010

my first gocco attempt

I successfully burned a gocco screen on the first try! I think my background in printing, specifically screen printing, seriously boosted my confidence in this task. Now when it comes to choice of ink, I failed miserably. I've been reading a lot of forums about gocco related "stuff" and someone said they successfully used versatex screen printing ink instead of gocco ink. I thought I'd give that a try since I could order it through Dick Blick and it would be here the next day. It was just way too thin. I cleaned up the screen and tried some plain old oil paint next, but I wasn't happy with the color.
Eventually after all the messing around with ink and colors the screen got clogged and I couldn't push any ink through so I gave up. I wasn't about to burn another screen and I need to get these invites in the mail, so I don't have time to find and wait for gocco ink to arrive.
I redesigned the text and printed it out on an inkjet transparency and attached it to the photo instead.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

the Gocco

Now that is an entirely different story. I've had a Gocco B6 (that I purchased off Ebay months ago) sitting in its box under the upstairs guest bed for entirely way too long. No immediately out of the box for that tool. I've had the hardest time deciding what I want to print with it. Well, I'm finally going to dive in tomorrow. I need to finish Lucas' birthday party invites. Wish me luck! I'm off to Youtube to see if I can find a good tutorial for burning screens.