I pulled out my new printmaking supplies and, using Golden Fluid Acrylics (I seem to have a lot of those although rarely use them), I started doing some prints...on the small Strathmore Printmaking Paper (400 Series), 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches. Using the inking palette, I inked up the palette and then pressed in some stamps I'd created from cutting out the thin foam pieces I bought, incising them with the embossing tools. Fun! But you have to have a theme so I did ovals and circles...
When you get tired of one color scheme, you can change it up on the inking palette and keep going.
This is an overview of all I did and you can see some of the stamps I made in the upper right corners of the photos.
Here's one of my favorites so far - a small (5 x 7 inch) print on the Strathmore printmaking paper.
Purple Circles Print
And another of my favorites on 5 x 7 paper - of a crow I carved into a Blick ready-cut plate (4 x 6 inches). This was carved during a Myrna Wacknov workshop way back when...
I don't really know enough about printmaking to know what I'm doing - but Traci Bautista has a Strathmore Online Workshop going on right now and you can probably still sign up - it's free and she knows lots about lots (I think she's obsessed with printmaking and printmaking materials, even saving her 2-ply paper towels she uses to get up all the extra paint = wasting nothing). I, too, could get really involved in this, but always return to my best love = watercolor (and you can make monoprints from watercolor, too, using the paint thickly or using the watercolor crayons).