Here is what I did for days 8-16 of #PrintInktober:
These are all videos embedded from instagram. If you click on them you can see still photos too. If you are reading this on e-mail, you probably have to click through to read this post on my blog if you want to see the videos.
As I mentioned last week, I'm trying to chase down the answer to a question I have: What makes a "finished print" as opposed to some stamps on a piece of paper?
What I Like: The circle mask is giving me life. It just makes the whole print look clean and neat. And I love using lots of different little stamps to create a larger image.
What I Can Improve: Still need to try making the circle mask out of something thinner so that the stamping doesn't hit the "lip."
What I Like: I always like doing a "rainbow roll." I'm glad I used the spray inks to see what would happen, even though I didn't like it. I hope I never stop experimenting!
What I Can Improve: I would have liked to see more color contrast between the spray inks and the printing. Maybe white printing with colored inks on top?
What I Like: This set of blocks still makes me swoon. And I had fun using block printing inks instead of stamp ink.
What I Can Improve: Registration is always tough. I'm better at it now, but I still need practice!
What I Like: This is a great stamp set and it doesn't feel overthought. Sometimes I think I try to add too much detail to my stamps. Also, I will never tire of printing on book pages!
What I Can Improve: Registration, baby. It's a skill.
What I Like: I'm so glad that I experimented! I love that I mixed foam stamps with a hand carved stamp. I love that I resurrected this block I didn't like to try to breathe new life into it!
What I Can Improve: Thinking through what I'm doing before I do it. I mean, obviously I should have reversed the reference image. Duh.
What I Like: I love the look of chine-collé and this was my first time trying it. So fun!
What I Can Improve: All that work and I still screwed it up. Sigh. Need to find a better and cleaner way to register or I need to stamp first and collage second.
What I Like: Good for me for going back to the scene of the crime -- so to speak. I'm delighted with how this turned out! Definitely worth the time and effort.
What I Can Improve: I'm still a super beginner at this technique. I want to explore it more and find the best ways to make it work for me!
What I Like: You know I had a good time putting that MISTI to use! I love these blocks and I love the colors I chose.
What I Can Improve: I wish I had been a bit more careful about coloring the blocks.
What I Like: I dragged another old block out of storage and into play! I like this block, but I barely use it because -- as I discovered in printing it -- it's carved on both sides and therefore doesn't print well.
What I Can Improve: I like the technique of using markers to stamp with. But, I get impatient. I can work on my patience. Maybe.
Overall, I feel like I did a lot of experimenting. I'm proud of that. Listen, I do a lot of experimenting in general, but I don't often show the failures. My failures are out in the open here and that's okay. This project is about trying things -- not about being perfect. And I just keep saying to myself: You learn more from a failure from a success.
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