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01 November, 2022

November 2022 Main Challenge - FACE and MONOPRINTING

Hello everyone and Happy November!

This month we are inviting you to FACE facts and try some MONOPRINTING.

We are excited to share the latest issue of our new digital magazine - Artful Pages - more details below! But first, let's look at this month's art journal challenge!

Our challenge has two parts, please use both prompts to inspire you:


As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all sponsored prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.

Helpful Tips For The Challenge


We would like you to be inspired by both parts of our challenge
- our word inspiration FACE and our creative challenge - MONOPRINTING

When monoprinting is mentioned on social media, most often it is a reference to gel printing, but monoprinting means a process of making unique prints, which definitely can be done with a gel plate but can just as easily be done with a potato, a stamp, a woodcut or anything else that creates one-of-a-kind prints. So don't worry if you don't have a gel plate, there are plenty of ways to make unique prints!


We can't wait to see what you do and if you need more inspiration, you might find our new magazine useful!

As mentioned at the top of the post, we are excited to share the latest issue of our new digital magazine - Artful Pages - which is a new way of looking at our challenges and inspiration, as well as being able to add more value for our readers which we are not able to do in our current formats.  So here's a look at our latest issue which is available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenges this month, our Design Team inspiration,Guest Designer interviews, studio spaces, and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback!







Let's see what our lovely new Design Team have created this month...

ANN CHUANG



Ann says:  Here is my inspiration for the November Main Challenge. The background was created with monoprint paper I made with my Gelli plate and the face was made with Dina Wakley's stencil and Black Gesso. It's so fun to play with many stencils this time.


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ELLE - EOTC



Elle says:  I think your whole life shows in your face, you should be proud of that - Lauren Bacall. I used a bunch of different gel printed papers to make my background. Some of them are from years ago but somehow don't get used - why is that I wonder? Anyway, decided to use more stuff from now on instead of hoarding it lol. I found this woman in a fashion magazine and liked her so much I wanted to use the whole image, so I had to turn my journal sideways to fit her in. Then I used a stencil and some black paint around the edges, and finished my page with a quote handwritten in black and white, with FACE letter stickers.

Visit Elle:  BLOG - FACEBOOK -  INSTAGRAM



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HEATHER MCMAHON


Heather says:  As soon as I saw the FACE part of the challenge, I knew I had to use one of Deb Weiers' new face images. I adore her version of Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring". I added some of her flowers and used her wonky circles behind my numbers.
My MONOPRINTING is a geli-print that I made. These are so good to use as backgrounds.
Will you join us this month?

Visit Heather:  BLOG - FACEBOOK - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM



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HEIDI MATTESSICH




Heidi says:  Hi guys! Here is my inspiration for the November Main Challenge. The background was created with collaged monoprint paper I made with my gelli plate and the face from Stamperia rice paper. I had so much fun playing with techniques I haven't used in a while!

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KAT PALECZNY



Kat says: Hi, this page is my inspiration for the November Main Challenge. The background was created with collaged monoprint paper. I added a face as my focal element, and added a quote around that. I wish you have fun. 

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LISA OXLEY






 
Lisa says:     
Monoprint + Face A
I have a love /hate relationship with my gel plate. I suppose it's the trial and error of it all.  What I do love is using alcohol ink on my plate. Which is exactly what I have done here.  Using a magazine image encased within the gel print border, gives focal and dominance upon the page.  Little else is needed.

Monoprint + Face B
I had a couple of different pages flowing for this months challenge, so I'm up for sharing both.  Again using alcohol ink upon the gel plate to achieve a unique mottled look, coupled with a Stamperia image on rice paper, this page evolved like a radiant flower blooming into existence.

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MATILDE FAB




Matilde says:  I used my gel plate and some acrylic paints and an magazine image (the face of a celebrity) to make this monoprint. I added some stamps and applied a modeling paste through a stencil. I love the process but it's a little bit unpredictable

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RACHEL MARTIN




Rachel says:  Turn mistakes into beauty.

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ROX BOYCE



Rox says:  A monoprinting background collaged with a fabulous quote by Oscar Wilde.

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SARAH DORGERE



Sarah says: Here is my inspiration for the challenge of the month of November. I worked on my background with a single stamp that I colored with watercolors.

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SHARON FRITCHMAN



Sharon says:  To make my page, I used my gel printing plate and a stencil to add the green MONOPRINTING to the patterned paper. The funky bird FACE and my title are from Deb Weiers' newest releases from ArtStacks!

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SUNILA MAHAJAN




Sunila says:  For this page, I took out my Gel Press and got printing. I've created layers with stencils and paints, and then used them as collage pieces for my background. I added a face as my focal element, and added a quote around that. This sure was a fun page to create!

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As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation.


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Tell us what you think in the comments below!  Please leave your comments at the end of this post.  
Are you entering the challenge?  
Do you feel inspired by our fabulous DT this month?
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