Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome back Jennifer Matott
Before we show you Jennifer’s fabulous project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Jennifer Matott is a mixed media artist and scrapbooker from outside of Syracuse, NY. Jennifer has a BFA in Sculpture and Painting for which elements cross into the realm of her current artwork. She has been scrapbooking and creating mixed media art for over 20 years.
Mixed media allows her to get creative with imagery and still create a 3D effect using a variety of media. Her pages lean towards the dramatic and she loves experimenting with papers and pushing the limits of what is traditionally done. Distressing, inking, media, and textures are a constant in her work. Jennifer’s love of texture shows by using a variety of materials in exciting ways.
While she loves creating, Jennifer is even more passionate about teaching others to create! Being an art educator in a public school has laid the foundation for teaching all age and skill levels. She believes anyone can create meaningful Art!
Currently, Jennifer designs for WOW Embossing powders and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. She has been published in several paper and online magazines, including Scrap N’ Art, Scrapbooking and Beyond, Scrapbook Trends, and others.
Website and online gallery links for Jennifer:
Blog- Art Talk: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.
Online Gallery: https://www.twopeasinabucket.
Project and Instructions
My first layer was pieces of papers (book pages, tissue paper, etc..) that was adhered with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s Gel Medium. It’s great as an adhesive!
Next, I colored the letters with Gelatos (Banana, Tangerine, Lemon, Blood Orange and Margarita) and spread or dripped using a spray bottle of water.
When that dried, I stamped and heat embossed powders (WOW Embossing Powders in black) over the background.
To pick up the texture of the tape more, I sprayed some watered down Black Licorice Gelato using the Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Mist Maker Kit. I allowed the drips to puddle in the crevices. When it dried, it left speckles where the spray landed and puddles that intensify in the creases.
Finally, I added some Gesso and a modeling paste through a stencil to create texture and spots of white. I love how these came out and can’t wait to hang them in my artroom!
We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Jennifer Matott. Also, be sure to stop by Jennifer’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).