This is the original photo I posted when I started the the #printinktober challenge in 2018.
I swore to myself that I was too busy this October to do the #PrintInktober challenge...but a week into October, I discovered that I didn't want to sit on the sidelines either. So...I decided to jump in a few days this month and not stress when I miss a day. (After all, I had already missed 7 days. Remember, it's never too late to start!)
Confused? Here are the details about this challenge:
Have you heard of #inktober? It’s a month-long challenge that was started by illustrator and cartoonist Jake Parker. In essentials, you are encouraged to create an ink drawing each day in October. After participating for two years, I decided to try a new spin on the challenge in 2018. It’s called "Print Inktober." The idea is to use printing ink and stamping ink rather than drawing ink.
- Create and post one print each day (ish) in October.
- Use the hashtag #printinktober when you post.
- Any stamp can be used – foam, silicone, rubber, hand carved, lino, whatever you want!
- 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!!
Here are a few favorites from 2018:
This year, I'm keeping it small and easy. I'm using the same group of 8 stamps over and over again on 4.25x5.5 sheets of paper (i.e. an 8.5x11 sheet cut into 4 pieces). Here's what I've printed thus far:
Days 1-8 (printed all on one day):
And days 9-11: