here are a few pics of my latest print gocco project - a nice but kinda boring thrifted grayish-purple mini skirt transformed into a custom piece featuring a random pattern of six pointed stars in three different colors & sizes.
i snapped a few pics during the process this time to share with you. the first step was choosing which stars i wanted to use, cutting them out and burning them onto the screens. burning an image has never been quicker or easier than with the print gocco - the screens come pre-emulsified so there's no messy coating to do and images are burnt in an instant w/ gocco's high intensity bulbs - just push down and flash!...your image is now burnt and you're ready to print.
i've been wanting to play with the idea of white on white, black on black, etc for some time now so i mixed up a color as close as i could to that of the skirt and started with a base layer of almost transparent medium sized stars. they're subtle and don't photograph very well but give the skirt an interesting texture and added dimension it wouldn't have otherwise. i'm really excited to explore this idea of color on color further. next, i added some large dark gray stars followed by a scattering of a few small citron stars in a asymmetrical pattern meant to draw the eye upward and add the illusion of height.
i'm super pleased with how this skirt came out and even more so by how smoothly the entire process went. it was by far the most calm, enjoyable and mistake-free print session i've ever had and i can feel that i'm finally starting to feel comfortable with the process, which frees me up to concentrate on harnessing creative energy in the moment instead of having to constantly read the instructions to see what i'm supposed to do next or cleaning up ink that i've somehow smeared all over the place. my next diy project will be sewing a pleated skirt - i'm hoping to get started on one this weekend or next week. after i've got a few under my belt, i'll start experimenting with the print gocco again and making myself an entirely custom-made skirt from scratch. in the meantime, i'll be dusting off the old sketchbook (it's been way too long since i've drawn) and trying to come up with some cute designs for my next print project.
☆ c. emilia ☆