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Scribble Page by Jen Matott

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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

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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    I keep looking at your tag because there is so much too see. Wonderful and creative use of products, beautiful shimmer and fun texture. That is a pretty interesting stamp too. I don't have any glitter gems yet but they do look like they would be fun to experiment with.

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    If only I had the confidence to put what I create online on a regular basis! Good luck to those who apply! :)

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    Lisa, your tag is awesome! I love, love, love the beautiful colors and textures you chose, as well as the way you put them together. I opened an email today from Faber-Castell about the Ustream Class on Wed., May 27, 2015. I watched the DIY All Occasion Party Banner and made a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The demonstrator (I couldn't find her name anywhere) said that if we comment on the blog we have a chance at winning the grand prize. I couldn't find a link to your blog anywhere on the Ustream page. I went to Faber-Castell website and couldn't find anywhere to write a comment. I went through the Ustream video several times to find out how to get to the page where I was to leave a comment. FINALLY, I discovered that Faber-Castell has a blog. I've looked throughout this blog and couldn't find a place to leave a comment about joining you for the Ustream class on May 27th. When I browsed through the site, the sections are not dated so I had to keep searching. At last I settled on writing to you here on your texture tag demo. Where should I leave a comment to register for the grand prize? Thank you!

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