Friday, February 29, 2008


Listed Connie Francis in the shop today.

Again, this is the fun part of this whole process.

Muddy Waters is back up in the shop too. The first one sold right away to Shawn McCann, fellow blogger and artist. Thanks Shawn!

Oh yes, and I must not forget Cynthia and Lynette purchasing a Johnny Cash. Thanks to them too.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Muddy and the reveal.

Muddy is in the shop.

This is always the fun part of the process. The reveal.

Working on Connie later.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Connie Francis Gocco Mock Up

Here is a preview of Connie Francis. Remember the black is what will be the gocco printed part.

I printed Muddy Waters and he turned out great. Waiting for him to dry before scanning. Check back tomorrow.

Muddy Waters almost ready

Muddy Water Gocco Print Mock up.

Should be getting to Muddy Waters today. I have the xerox copy all ready. I do have Connie Francis in the line up. Need to get a xerox copy -- will do while I run errands today. So check back later today or tomorrow for results.

Have another chuckle with More Innocent Spam.

©2008 JanetNelson

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

More innocent spam

©2008 JanetNelson

©2008 JanetNelson

Started listing Innocent Spam in my etsy shop.
Here are the next ones. They will go in later today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Innocent Spam

Daily I go into my spam folder and delete everything.

Some of the titles are just too much.

Wouldnt it be nice if we got innocent spam instead?

So I thought I might do a series of innocent spam. What do you think? Think I will get sued for lifting their text? :-)

©2008 JanetNelson

©2008 Janet Nelson

BTW, the Doris Day print turned out great. Just waiting for it to dry.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Indie of the Week at Wickedly Chic

Wickedly Chic made my etsy shop an Indie of the Week.

Doris Background.

Andrea asked what I was going to do for Doris' background. (BTW, I need to get her blog link put up some day) I decided on a soft pastel. I took the background I used for Johnny Cash and added some transparent color layers.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Doris Day

Doris is just waiting for a background.

Had some problems with the Dale Evans print. The screen didnt burn fully. So trying to decide whether to touch up or reburn the screen. Running out of screens, so I guess I will try the touch up first.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dean, Alan and Dale on the way.

Dean Martin and Alan Greenspan are up in the shop.

Dale Evans is on the way. Have to go get a xerox copy of the black part (as gocco needs a carbon based design to properly burn the screen). So look for her to be ready later today.

Dale Evans mock up

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Printing Johnny Cash Part 1

I did print Johnny Cash today. I did a few things differently and am happy with the outcome.

Dr John keeps on saying he doesnt know what a gocco machine is. So while this may not fully explain it, I have posted some of the steps I used today.

The print gocco machine uses specially made silk screens coated with photoemulsion for printing. I have one placed in the top of the machine. The printing bed is below.

I have placed a xerox copy of my image on the printing bed.

I have made sure that my image is fully contained in the printing area in under the window in the top of the machine.

The photoemulsion on the screen is burned with bright light. The gocco machine uses old fashioned flash bulbs for this. There are batteries in the top of the bulb case.

Printing Johnny Cash Part 2

When the cover is pressed down, the bulbs flash, burning the photoemulsion in the screen that is not "blocked" by the black areas of the image.

This photo is upsided down. After burning the screen, the xerox copy "sticks" to the burned screen.

I have removed the screen from the machine and left the xerox copy in place. It will help keep the ink from getting all over when I fill the screen.

I fold back the clear plastic cover and apply ink all over the image. This one took alot of ink.

The plastic film is then folded back over the inked screen.

Printing Johnny Cash Part 3

I taped a piece of clear acetate on the registration screen so I dont have to clean it later.

The inked screen is placed back in the machine.

As the lid is closed, the pressure moves the ink through the screen.

I now have a print on the acetate to use for lining up my digital prints.

Here is the digital print prior to printing with the gocco machine.

Printing Johnny Cash Part 4

I place my photoshopped digital print under the clear registration screen to line up.

I have carefully removed the clear registration screen trying not to move the digital print.

After closing the lid and pressing down, upon opening, the digital print is "stuck" to the screen.

I pull off the digital print from one edge.

The final print. Will dry in about 1/2 hour to the touch. I think it turned out pretty good.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Johnny Cash mock up

Next on the gocco agenda is Johnny Cash. Here is the mock up for it. Remember the black area is what will be printed with the gocco machine.

The two letters I have done so far are in my etsy shop. You can probably see them in the pictures to the right. I do have before an afters in my blog.