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 – 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, Prima Marketing, 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. She is working on some exciting online classes with Scrapbook News & Review.
Jennifer’s blog: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Projects and Instructions
I started with a layer of Fiber Paste, applied with an old credit card, across the center and allowed it to dry. I colored with Gelatos® in a rainbow of colors and added water spray to create the drips. The color is so vibrant on the paste and white card stock!
The scraps of papers were added with some popped up to create depth.
I printed my journaling out on vellum and stitched it onto the page! I wanted to see the colors through the text so I used the see-through vellum. I left the threads hanging loose for more texture.
This page is about my need to create and my love of teaching art… it provides my escape. I can create anything and escape into a world of possibilities!
Scrapbooking From The Inside Out “Escape” kit
– American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
– Cosmo Cricket Twenty Three
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®
Golden Paints Fiber Paste
Helmar Zap Dots & 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
This brush was so fun to alter! I took all the bristles out with a screwdriver and punched holes through the metal with a Crop-a-Dile on each end for the wire to go through. This will hold the papers in. I altered papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® and created mists with the new Gelatos® Mist Maker kit and sprayed through stencils. I also added some texture with modeling paste through stencils. I stamped using the Stamper’s Big Brush pens over the backgrounds.
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).