My new toy arrived today. Actually, it would have arrived yesterday but nobody was home to sign for it so I had to go to the depot today to pick it up.
Here she is *sigh*
My new Gocco machine!!!!!!!!
I hadn't planned on using it tonight, I wanted to read the manual, watch the DVD that came with it and research it to death online.
Lera unknowingly talked me into trying it out tonight.
I was slightly prepared. I've been playing with some different designs anticipating it's arrival. I broke out the manual and decided to "go for it".
I carefully placed my original on the plate.
I then called Joe to see if he wanted to come and watch the bulb go off!! LOL!!!! He really wasn't too interested, but he humoured me and came into the room. All I had to do was press on the plate but I couldn't. Before I knew it I had talked HIM into doing it for me!!!! It reminded me of popping those Pilsbury dough tubes. I HATE doing that!!
Anyways, the bulbs went off perfectly.
Here is my exposed screen.
With one application of ink I was able to make 20 prints!
I freekin' LOVE them!!!
My only regret is that I really didn't do adequate research on how to clean the screen. I used the goop that came with the kit, but I sure hope I cleaned it well enough. If anyone has any screen cleaning tips I'd LOVE to hear them!
If you're thinking of buying a Gocco machine, do it!
Oh, I should mention I bought mine on Ebay. I paid a little more than the basic kit seems to be selling for everywhere else but it included two screens for fabric and some fabric ink too. It was worth it as far as I was concerned.
I can't wait to play some more!
I just thought of two more things. I used watercolour paper, I didn't think that card stock was fancy enough. Is there a different kind of paper that I don't know about that I should be using? I can't remember what the second thing is. I'm too excited.