Monday, 3 September 2012

Industrial journal for Katzelkraft

Good morning peeps
Hope you are all well. I am beginning to feel much better after spending about 12 hours in my little studio yesterday ! Good headway on some work as well as some me time.......
So, what can I share with you today? Quite a bit really so grab a cuppa
First up is my project for Katzelkraft. I've had this wood journal for a while and when I first saw it I thought that the unusual hinge system would be suited to a more industrial theme as opposed to the baby's first book that it was! Then I saw Tim's September tag HERE and that kicked my inspiration into top gear so instead of a tag, I used the technique to alter this! I won't give details of the technique here as the details are all there if you follow the link above.





All the stamps are from Katzelkraft HERE, and the blog post for it is HERE. (I'd love it if you'd pop over there and say hi so they know you've been!)

So what else? Well there's this journal page which I finished


I used Dylusions,Inks and stamps, Tando masks, Reindeer flight die, Liquid pearls and a quote from Andy Warhol. I had fun with this.
I guess I'll leave it at that for now before you are all brain dead; after all, I know it's been a bit of a famine here over the last month so I mustn't over feed you today!
Hope you all have a blessed and creative day wherever you are....
Just before I leave though; last Friday I did my journalling #3 class at The Craft Barn which was great fun.
Here they are all busy
If you've done my Journalling #1 class you may be interested to know that there's been a change to the schedule and on Friday 14th September I'll be doing Journalling #2 at The Craft Barn. So if you want to build on the foundation do come along and join us and learn how to add texture and interest to your backgrounds developing from the first class. All the booking details are HERE.

19 comments:

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Wow! What a wonderful interpretation of the faux metal industrial look. Love it.

heavenlycrafting said...

STUNNING!!! What a wonderful way to use the technique and absolutely stunning result.

ElizabethR said...

Wow the book is fantastic and I love your journal page. Will come over for some classes next year when I have a little more time. Elizabeth x

Cynthia said...

WOW WOW WOW. Love the journal cover--that blew me away!! Just incredible!! I love the journal pages too!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Your transformed journal is fantastic. The metal technique certainly does translate brilliantly from Tim's tag to your covers. Inspired. Good to see all the fruits of your labour after a well-deserved few hours in your craft room. :) Px

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Neil, just love the faux industrial technique on your book, fabulous effects.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Julia S-W said...

I love your 'masculine but with a feminine touch' journal! I adore the lady image and I'm off to find out more about that one! The other page is delightful too and the colours are devine.
Julia

mark gould said...

Love the chunky book Neil, and you know I love that set of stamps from katzlekraft. will look forward to seeing the pages as it gets filled up.
Is that the journal page you started at the extravaganza?
good to see you back in the swing of things.
mark

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's an awesome steampunk album, Neil. I love the craftsmanship and the amazing portrait that you used. Blessings!

Francesca said...

Stunning piece of work, I do love those stamps from Katzelcraft, wish the set was smaller...well on my wish list. Love francesca

Karen said...

WOW Neil! Your journal cover is very handsome...I look forward to seeing next year if you still have it! I am loving your fabulous bright pages too x

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

...omgosh Neil this book is simply awesome, I loVe what Tim has done on the Tag but seeing it on a larger scale is even better, you are always full of inspiration Neil and this posting is a visual delight...Melxx :)

Elly said...

Amazing piece of artwork, your industrial journal.

cat lacigale said...

Love this industrial style ! Great !

Rita said...

Fantastic piece of artwork Neil. The detail is brilliant. I love the colourful pages too. Hugs Rita xx

Helen said...

Love how you have used this technique Neil. What a stunning piece - I bet you got through some foil!!

TAM said...

O M G this is absolutely amazing - truly stunning piece of art

Ana K. said...

What a wonderful art here around! Book is amazing and art jornal page too!
Hugs from Slovenia

Sherry said...

Amazing work, that has to be the coolest Journal I have ever seen!