15 March 2008

The New Gocco Guide

I'm a DIY type of gal. Unfortunately, this also means I'm a screw-the-directions and a jump-right-in and a I-can-figure-it-out-dammit type of gal. This has not always worked so well when attempting projects on my Gocco. Or sewing. Or cooking.

As part of my crafty resolutions, I recently picked up The New Gocco Guide by Claire Russell. I haven't read the whole thing yet. In fact, I've only read the "Troubleshooting" chapter because some pesky silhouette images on a custom order have been giving me some trouble. But boy do I wish I had picked this book up earlier.

Best tip from the book so far? Block and ink the screen with the master still attached to it (how did I not think of this earlier? so much easier), and spread ink evenly over the entire surface so that the design prints more evenly. She also has recommendations for different carbon pens, so hopefully I can start experimenting with some of my drawings! When I start keeping that sketchbook, that is . . .


~Stella said...

I'm the same way with DIY and destructions. It's in my blood, my father set the example for me. Have fun with the custom order! I love the colors on your blog!

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Tina said...

I'm looking for a book on Gocco. Like a troubleshooting reference to keep on hand. Would you recommend this book? Is it packed with good info?

Angela said...

I still haven't had a chance to read the whole book, but I would definitely recommend it! There is a great troubleshooting section with tips I never would have thought of.

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