Hi Artsy Friends! It's always fun to share a journal page that I have worked on with you! I am doing a sort of "round robin" journal swap with fellow art teachers in my school district and this page was one of them using lots of stencils and layers. I wanted to try some different materials together and use different techniques.
Using a stencil and a foam applicator, I applied Gelatos® colors in Metallics to create a soft background. The colors are vibrant and also have a bit of sparkle to them. I used Art GRIP® ColorPencils to shade a gradation of color inside an arrow shape that I drew.
Using the 301 Stencil Collection, I traced the phrase "Design your Life" and colored in some of the letters with a PITT Artist pen in black and then outlined in PITT Artist pen in Gold.
Then some numbers were added as well as some of the leaf design stencil using PITT artist pens in a scribble technique.
The overall page is a combination of a variety of shapes, numbers, letters and solid/ sketchy areas. I love how this came out and it was fun to try different techniques together on a journal page.
Jen Matott, New York A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She has designed for many manufacturers and been published in craft magazines such as Somerset Memories and Scrap n' Art.