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…

808jennifermatottheadshotJennifer 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:

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Project and Instructions

“ART” letters
I used large, store-bought chipboard letters and altered them with papers, art media, and masking tape.  I wanted a mixed media piece to hang in my Art Studio.

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.

I added masking tape crinkled and stuck on with it’s own adhesive or  added a bit of the Gel Medium to hold stubborn areas.  Watered down Textural Accents Gesso was added over the tape and papers.
Once the Gesso was dry, I mixed Gelatos with Gel Medium and painted it over the tape and some areas of the letters.

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).


3 replies on “Featured Artist: Jennifer Matott”

  1. What an amazing combination of techniques and materials! Love it and wish I could produce something even 1/2 as nice.

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