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Starlight Journal page with Jen Matott


Hi fellow artists!  I want to share another of my art journal pages from my Sketchbook Project 2014 book.  Every year I create a journal for the Sketchbook Project from the Brooklyn Art Library.  It's a traveling art show of art journals!   You can choose your own theme based on a variety of starting topics they give you.  Mine was based on "Borders and Lines" but I decided to title it "In Certain Circles..." This page was inspired by rays of light.

I started by priming my double page with Textural Accents Chalkboard Paint.  I allowed it to dry before drawing on it.

P1000280Before starting, I punched a circle from a piece of junk mail.  I adhered the circle to the center of the pages with a removable adhesive. Using an Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white, I drew lines coming from the center to the edge of the book with a ruler.

I like how the lines are soft white and wanted to create a more dreamy look to the page so I used the Textural Accents Gesso and a Stipple Brush from our Tool Kit or an old toothbrush to create splatters and dots.

You dip the stiff Stipple Brush in the gesso and use your finger to pull back the bristles and flick them.  When they release, spatters and speckles happen!  It's so cool!  Messy but cool! 



I did the same with some gold acrylic paint.  I love the celestial feel of this page!


Remove the circle mask and you will see the black circle left in the center.


Some word stickers (from Authentique) to give text to the page.


Star light, star bright... let's create some more tonight! 

What can you do with Chalkboard paint and Gesso?


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Chalkboard Paint and Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Color Pencil in Neutrals

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Tool Set

Acrylic paint Gold

Word Stickers: Authentique




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TracyM #6773

WOW - your journal page is GORGEOUS Jen - LOVE IT ALL!!!

The lines and the white & sparkly splatters against the black background create a STUNNING effect!!!
The Sketchbook Project sounds like fun and I look forward to seeing more of your pages - THANK YOU for sharing!!!

... my next stop is to Pin this for inspiration :)

Lynn Hardy

Fabulous! Looks like the night sky to me - well done!


This is such an amazing technique and effect, love this on the black background!

Lupe Martinez

All I can say is wow

tiff firth

so inspired. so much so that this happened.

thanks Jen.

Tiffany johnson

WOW, Jen, this is amazing!


Very nice project!

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