Print Inktober 2022: Days 17-23
October 24, 2022
We all got the flu last week (and my little guy even got the added insult of pneumonia), but #PrintInktober has remained a strong priority for me. The additional challenge I set for for myself to focus on the technique of chine-collé has been deeply creatively stimulating. There were some days that I mostly lay on the couch between bouts of cleaning up my little one's throw up, but I still made the time to create a print. It's that much fun. I've even managed to impress myself a few times and that's a great feeling!
Before I share my most recent prints, a quick reminder about what #PrintInktober is — It's the annual printmaking adventure I started in 2018. The challenge is open to everyone. Here are the basics:
- Create and post one print each day in October.
- Use the hashtag #printinktober when you post.
- Any stamp/block 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 list of prompts, if you’d like. Or not.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: 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's what I've made for days 17-23 (for each piece, you will see a still photo and a video embedded from instagram):
The next prompt was repeat...and so I did!
And that started a series of multiple prints with color/pattern alternatives.
For today's final prompt, "small," I figured out how to do chine-collé with a rotating repeat stamp.
If you're interested in learning all the details about how to do chine-collé at home and without a press or even hand carved stamps, I am teaching a live online chine-collé Zoom class on November 11, 2022.
I hope you'll give #PrintInktober a try. It's never too late to jump in and stamp on something!
Thanks for stopping by!