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.
Before 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?
Acrylic paint Gold
Word Stickers: Authentique