Just a quick reminder that #Printinktober starts tomorrow!
I'm moving in October (yay and ugh), but I'm determined to see this project through. My plan is to print on fabric this year. I think it will be great to have lots of cool yardage at the end of the month. Some of the supplies I've gathered for this process include:
- Cotton weight quilting fabric. Some PFD and some not. Some plain white and some colored. Some patterned. Just a mix of fabric.
- A soft mat for printing on. I use a piece of batting under a piece of fabric for this.
- Credit Cards/Hotel Room Keys
- Palette Paper
- Printing Ink. Speedball is my favorite.
- Fabric-Safe Ink Pads. There's a great comparison article about ink pads on fabric here. I agree with the reviews and VersaCraft is my fabric ink pad of choice.
- Fabric Paint -- lots of brands I love, but I use a lot of SoSoft.
- Stamps and screens
- Gelatin Plate
I'm hoping that even with the moving, I can keep up. But if not, I plan to give myself some grace and patient understanding.
You can follow my daily printing adventures on instagram and I'll also be sure to share once a week-ish here on the blog. I hope you'll consider joining in on the challenge. Remember, it's easy to participate using what you already have on hand:
- Create and post one print each day in October. (But remember: nobody cares if you don't actually do it every day. 1 day is better than none!)
- Use the hashtag #printinktober when you post.
- Any stamp can be used – foam, wood, silicone, rubber, hand carved, lino, whatever you want! (And you don't even have to use a stamp.)
- Any ink can be used – screenprinting ink, marker ink, stamping ink, printing ink, etc.
- You can use the official inktober prompts, if you'd like. Or not.
- Have fun and don’t worry if you miss a day (or more). The point of the challenge is to get those stamps out of storage and into use!!
Thanks for stopping by!