It was a Gocco Print workshop and it has got me Locco for Gocco hehehe!
Print Gocco is a Japanese color screenprinting system developed in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. Resembling a toy, the compact and completely self-contained printer is clean, quick and easy to use. The system works using flash bulbs, a carbon-based image or photocopy and an emulsion-coated screen. When the bulbs are manually flashed, the carbon in the drawing or photocopy burns the screen into a stencil. Several colors of Ink can then be applied at one time and multiples can be stamped out, as many as 100 before re-inking is needed. Fans of Print Gocco appreciate its size, cleanliness, relatively inexpensive cost, and the fact that several colors can be printed in one “pass.” Wording taken from here.
And Voila! You just do that over and over again and you've got gorgeous little prints from your own design!
Here are some of the designs that were produced. It was such a great workshop and now I'm itching to get myself a Gocco machine.
If you'd like to attend one of the many Brown Owls events which are held around the country then check out Pip's blog here.
Thanks to Manu and the Brown Owls girls for organising, it was so much fun.
Have a great Monday,