Monday, March 31, 2008

New Adventure in Gocco (West Coast)

This is my latest Gocco exploration. I had a day during the break last week that I was able to squeeze in some print time. I used an image from my letterpress plate that I have just ordered through Boxcar Press. I had planned to letterpress this, but I wanted to test out my new frost inks for the Gocco that I just got. I love the way the pink frost looks with the chocolate next to it.

To solve how someone might mail this dark envelope I picked up some mailing labels, and ran them with the same pattern, but with a light brown color. I am pleased with the result. What do you think?

My first letterpress plate will arrive here any day now, and I plan on having my first print session on my own letterpress later this week. Wish me luck!


Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I love your print! Just beautiful.
The frosted pink came out so great.
Can't wait to see what you do on your letterpress. {which I have to say I am sooo jealous of!}

Queen Bee Amy said...

Laurie, it turned out great. You could even letterpress over the gocco in another color, but a little off register. Will you include the label as a loose item, or pre-apply it?

I need to get my gocco back out. :)

Queen Bee Laurie said...

Thanks for the nice feedback. Regarding the label, I was thinking of sending the label along in the pack with the card, then you have the option of using a gel pen if you like.

I am having fun with the Gocco. Learning lots.