Thursday, 26 April 2012

Timeworn Techniques project

Good morning peeps.
I've been participating in Andy Skinner's online workshop "Timeworn Techniques" which has just finished. It's a great workshop and an optional part of it was to create a final piece of art using techniques. Here is mine.
Please say hello to The Keeper of The Keys...... She guards the repository for my dreams and hopes and holds the books that keep safe the keys to who I am; what makes me me and what makes me tick!
 Meet the Muse
 This started out as a plain wood key unit from a charity shop.
Inside; vintage tape measures the passing of time and old keys lock my thoughts, dreams and hopes, behind copper and leather covers.
Detail of the books
My Muse holds on tight to the book of my world; hiding behind is the rusty covers of my book of negative thoughts; the one book I try not to use too much!
 Peeled and blistered wood cover this journal and just peeking out is the splash of red and silver from the pitted and chipped metal cover of this journal.
 Embossed detail using crackle paste.

Some amazing techniques there and I had great fun.
Lots of pictures again today, sorry if you got bored but trying to get everything in one picture doesn't work very well!
I hope you all have a fabulous and creative day, just because the weather is miserable outside (well; it is here) doesn't mean we cannot create our own sunshine with ART!
Also, over at The Craft Barn I'm sharing a little project today of you'd like to pop on by and take a look the details are HERE
Be blessed in your creative journey today.

14 comments:

Helen said...

What a fabulous project you have created, it is just wonderful.

Jacqueline said...

Oh! THAT is stunning!! Just love all the different textures and details! I MUST try one of his workshops!

Thanks for sharing

Jackie x

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Neil, I saw it on Andy's blog and thought how amazing the projects were. You must have had fun creating things with all those different textures - I think I might try it sometime - you have inspired me.
hugs {brenda} xox

inkypinkycraft said...

Amazing your photos are great and the project looks fantastic! Hugs trace x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my what a super creation, very clever with many fantastic techniques. Glad I've followed you now as I can see you delivering inspiration frequently! Thanks for sharing. Zo xx

Rita said...

Absolutely Fantastic Neil. A lot of time and energy have gone into your piece and its all come to-gether beautifully. I'm glad I was not a judge on this. Hugs Rita xx

Fuchsia said...

Wow ! Neil I have seen some stunning pieces of work on this Timeworn subject but it is really nice to see a whole one well done it looks fabulous
:0))

Artyjen said...

Bored?!! Good grief...never!!! How fabulous ;)
xoxo Sioux

Summite said...

Well done you project is amazing.... all the details.... Congrat.....

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a super posting Neil, so many wonderful things to look at, creative artistry at it's best...always a delight & totally impossible for you to do boring!...Mel :)

Bella said...

love the colour of your key cubby, like the new spring Distress colour Peacock. Great crackle paste on the front too...

SusanLotus said...

Your art is amazingly beautiful!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Its a wonderful piece and SO much detail. not just the cabinet but the keeper herself and all the booklets... I really enjoyed seeing it. You can be very proud of this amazing course finishing masterpiece.

BJ said...

This is wonderful Neil, thanks for sharing. BJ