Thursday, February 17, 2011

Get Ready for the Gocco Workshop!

What to print - Inspiration

Have you been thinking about what to print at the Gocco Workshop?
If you have not booked yet, you have two more days to do so! Still some spots to be had!
I had a bit of a look around and wanted to show you some nice gocco printed examples, to illustrate the different use of colour in a few different way.

First some examples of solid, one colour prints.  You can see how large solid areas get a sightly uneven effect.


Gocco is easiest printed as a single colour print. If you want to add a variety of colour, why not print the outline and add some colour to the print later. Kate Pugsley does this with water-colour as you can see below, but you could also use pen or pencils to do something similar.

You can use two colours in one print if you separate the colours with a little separator strip from each other. Just make sure there is enough space between the different colours. You can see an example below. The white and red ink is far enough apart to allow for a little strip to be placed between the two.

Also, have a think about what paper to use. I will bring some white card, but you could also bring  kraftaper, old book pages, pages of music, different coloured papers or lined or gridded paper or anything else you can think of to create different effects.

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