Sunday, October 16, 2011

my pogo

I first saw this on jean's blog (bluebirds in the meadow) a few months ago
I just tucked the thought away in my brain
and it resurfaced recently when I saw it on another blog (I don't remember which one - sorry)



it's a portable printer that hooks up directly to your camera and prints 2x3 inch photos on their own special photo paper that has the ink embedded in it (no ink cartridges)



since polaroid is the master of instant photography ... I thought it was a good bet that it would be a good product



the prints have a peel off sticker backing which make it ideal for journaling



I did this little journal page this morning in about 45 minutes



what I'm discovering is that the photos alter beautifully



this one was gessoed, sanded, gessoed and sanded again



(I bought mine on e-bay for about $40 including 40 sheets of paper. The individual paper comes in packs of ten - typically running at 3 packs for around $10 - so about 30 cents a sheet)

... I'll show you more possibilities with this little gadget in future posts as I play with it some more ...

21 comments:

Reflections said...

Looks like such a fabulous product! Will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

As for your journal page, wow, what a great job! Love how you have aged it all for a real antique appearance.

sukipoet said...

ah. i love this little guy. thanks for the info.

Elizabeth said...

That is so cool! Thanks for telling us about it -- and what you've done with it is, as usual, gorgeous.

Sue said...

Oh my,what a cool little thing, be great for journalling on the go.
Love the page you did, interesting how the pic can be altered!

lynda Howells said...

l have just bought something similar..they are great aren't they? I am having so much funxxxlynda

please note my main blog is http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

amyd said...

love your journal page...love this idea...today is my birthday...I think I need a present...off to ebay...

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness !! I love your new toy and of course I want one. What a clever little machine. What you have done with your photo in your journal looks beautiful. Your previous post Kimmie is gorgeous...the printed canvas looks amazing, full of zip and life so verbs were definitely the right words to choose. xx

Teri said...

I've seen Lynne Hoppe talk about Pogo prints but never knew what she was talking about. Now I get it! What fun!

ELK said...

wow ..always something really cool when i drop by your space !! blessings

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Jean has had my heart pounding since she shared her POGO...I still want one more than ever now. What an incredible new toy to play with...hmmmm...maybe i can talk to Santa this year. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Amazing--the little printer and your art!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! I like that! And I love your journal page. Neat little gadgets can be found now. Especially love that the printed photo is a sticker. Have a great week. Tammy

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This page is fantsstic Kimmie and the size is perfect, infinite possibilites here. xox Corrine

sharon said...

The gadget may have helped, but your creativity is the star of this wonderful piece, and I love have you have altered it...it looks timeless, and so is the message!

~*~Patty S said...

Jean peaked my interest too...and now your post...might have to put this on my Christmas wish list :)

Love what you've done with it Kimmie...already!
oxo

ooglebloops said...

Thanks for sharing this - looks like a must have!!! Altho, I would go thru the supply of paper in no time!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Dear Santa . . . . . Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Jill said...

So it's just a printer and not a camera too...journaling a trip, or event..just perfect huh? I think your journal page is wonderful!

muriel said...

Oh, it's great! I already love it. Only black and white, I suppose. Perfect for a journal on the spot. Thanks for the post.

Nancy said...

I LOVE this little gadget :) it's a must-look-into thing!
And, I love what you have done with the photo :)

Catharina Maria said...

When I am feeling bether and can sit in my craftroom again ,I will try this !
Love ♥RINI♥