Watercolor Steampunk Gelatos® with a Video
Beach Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Scribble Page by Jen Matott


As a kid,I loved to doodle, scribble, and draw.  I still love it!  Scribbling gets a bad rap from adults.  It's discouraged by adults because we think it's not really art.  But as an art teacher, sometimes scribbles are very artistic!  They get our hand warmed up, they can be spontaneous and just darn fun!  I never discourage scribbles except when students are supposed to be drawing realistically.  Here is a page in my journal that I created scribbles as the main part of the page!


It's actually the page behind the cover. I have a cut out window and you can see the middle circle and quote through the window.

Page11Here is the window that is on the cover and you can see the text through it.  I stamped the letters in a circle using a Stamper's Big Brush pen and letter stamps. 

Then I covered it with a mixture of gold Gelatos®

 mixed with Glaze and Gel Medium.  I had to do several layers and let it dry completely.


To create the white space/ shapes, I used some of my old chipboard letters that were circles and used removable adhesive dots to place them on the page.  I also cut a circle from scrap paper to fit the middle space.  Once they were glued down, I used a PITT® Artist Pen in black in a medium tip size and scribbled all over!  I started with tight scribbles and just filled it most of the page.  Once I removed the masked areas, the white was visible. I  splattered some watered down colors lightly with a stiff brush.  This was an easy and fun technique to create artsy scribbles!

Supply List:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT®Artist Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents Gel Medium and Glaze

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®in Gold Champagne


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Carol Mc

Love the pages, reminds me of my scribblings from school.

TracyM #6773

FABULOUS art journal page & clever window Jen!!!
... I might give your scribble technique a go, I haven't been brave enough to try Zentangle, so this might warm me up to take that leap :)

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