Saturday 3 October 2020



Inktober was started by artist Jake Parker as a challenge to improve his inking skills. Follow the link to find out more. In the spirit of creating for creating's sake Kim Herringe has set those taking her online workshop a gel-printing challenge, to create something every day for a month, with prompts if we want to follow them.

        Image may contain: text that says "Inktober 1. SUMMER 11. SCOOTER 22. CIRCLE 2. MOUNTAIN 12.RAIN 12. 23.MOON 3. ROCKET 13. SHOES 24. BICYCLE 4. MUSIC 14. FISH .MUSIC 5. FLOAT 15. CHILD 26.TREAT 6. DAISY 16. DOG 27 FEATHER 7. BEACH 17. HOME 28.SHOES 8. BIRD 18. LETTERBOX 29.RIVER 9. GRASS 19.BOOK 30.CAT 30. 10. .BEETLE 20. .CAKE 31. PENCIL 21. BANANA *Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It grown into worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking part every year."

It's a great excuse to delve around in my mask and stencil collection, as well as use the leaves my mother-in-law has sent from her garden. So far I have used acrylic paints but I do have some acrylic inks tucked away which I might just have to dig out and play with.

1. Summer

2. Mountain

3. Rocket


I love that however much you plan a sequence you can't really predict what's going to happen as the layers combine. I'm slowly learning to accept the outcome whatever, and just enjoy the process.

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  1. These are brilliant Claire! As to what to do with them… it struck me that if they were fabric they'd be perfect for a quilt. So you could arrange them into a Masterboard and then use it as designer paper for any project or use them as a painting to hang on your wall. x

  2. I think this is a great idea to encourage regular crafting and the prompts are fun too. Your projects so far are brilliant. Have fun and look forward to the next set. Hugs, Angela xXx


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