Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A trio of journals

Good morning friends.
I trust that this finds you well.  I'm finally beginning to catch up on some projects that have been sort of left half done with one thing and another.

One of these projects is a little trio of journals created using elements from a Warhammer model. I thoroughly enjoyed making these.

The finished journals


To make these I cut a frame of greyboard and glued the panels in place. Each frame was then painted with DecoArt Media white crackle paint and left to dry.

 Each cover was then painted with DecoArt Chalk paint.


I used the chalk paint almost as a primer as it adheres to pretty much most surfaces. It's almost like having a range of coloured gesso. I love it.
Once everything was dry I added loads of drybrush detail using DecoArt Fluid Acrylic and DecoArt Metallic Lustre before finishing of with a wash of Quinacridone Gold.

 One of the finished journals.
 I stitched the inside pages and gave them a canvas spine.
I attached the book to the covers, trimming out the end paper so you can see the inside detail of the panels.

 The other two finished journals.
I'm really happy with the finished project and now am trying to work out how to display them.
Hope you like them too and that you have a fun and creative day.

4 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow these are fabulous! Love all the details and different layers you create. Happy Back to the Future day! Take care Zo xx

Artyjen said...

Fabby ;)
xoxo Sioux

Karen Gist said...

These are fantastic Neil! After an earlier conversation with you I have been in the Warhammer shop eyeing up their goodies :-D . Scrolling down I have to say that your leather journals are fabulous too and I love the idea of using a flower press to keep them stable while you stitch the signatures together x

Carol said...

Another awesome project!!