Monday, April 28, 2008

Gocco and Give-Away!

WE WANT YOU!.... to get in on this fun Give-Away. I'm treating some lucky winner to a free Coffee Cozy Club Membership. That means four free coffee cozies sent to your door. (See Coffee Cozy Club on my etsy for details). In celebration of my 200th sale on Etsy, anyone buying an item before my 210th sale gets in the drawing AND anyone who posts about the give-away on their blog and comments here, gets in the drawing. I'll be pulling one lucky name in the next few days, so get signed up!

What's going on in the studio over the weekend? I have learned to use my print gocco on fabric for a special project. Here I am burning a screen. Pow! The lights go off, instantly turning this clip art and font into a usable silk screen! Of course it took me days of research to make sure I was using the right combination of products, and a day to prepare the clip art, making that part not so "instant", but the rest of the process is so fast and fun.

This is how I use loose screen. I make a frame from duct tape making it all water-safe so it's very easy to wash right in the sink. I squeegie over the screen to make a print. (Screen on right, finished print on left). I'd love to hear from other artists who are doing something similar.

"It's good to be king" patches and tests of black on red and white ink on red. I was very impressed at how good the white came out. Bring on the t-shirts for printing!!!

I wasn't planning on having "It's good to be king" tshirts in my etsy shop, but if anyone needs one of these patches or on a T, let me know.

Happy Monday All!


The Caffeinated Crafter said...


Okay. First of all... I'm just more convinced I need my own nose pierced.

Secondly, I need a hair scarf like that.

Finally... TOTALLY hot studio! And even hotter gocco love!

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I just think you love me.
But that's ok, I love you back.

Kiley said...

Do you like the Gocco?
I'm taking a silk screening class this term and have been thinking about investing in one, but know almost nothing about them!
Everyone raves about them, but doesn't say much else. I'm assuming that the way you use it isn't the traditional method, but it seems a lot faster than painting a screen! I love that design!

mosey handmade said...

aly, your studio is looking veeery nice! looks like you have a ton of room in there!!!

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I have a HUGE studio!!! It's separate from the house. I am getting inquiries, so I will post some real photos of it soon.