Sunday, 23 September 2012

Walk on the Dark Side number 2

Hi you all, hope you are having a good Sunday. Yesterday I finished my second journal 'On the dark side'. This time I made it as a three ring book, so that I can add pages as necessary. I have about 30 pages in it now. It is a little larger than the first one, and the covers are thicker. I used the chipboard from the back of a water-colour pad, which I cut into 2 equal pieces, each measuring approx. 12 x 9 ". I covered it with tissue before adding various bits and pieces - string, hessian, lace, corrugated card, sequin-waste, some flowers and leaves and another head. After two coats of gesso I sprayed it dark grey, and when it was dry, polished it again with Inka gold in silver and gun-metal grey. The insides of the covers have been covered in grey paper, as the chipboard was rather paint-flecked. I added some black ribbons, fibres, charms and an old ear-ring for decoration. It was difficult to take the photos, as the sun kept disappearing behind a big, black, cloud....

The front:







The back:



I had fun making it again, and now have 2 nice journals to use in the next time.
Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!



24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Journal cover Valerie so much detail and I love the colour, have a happy Sunday

    MaggieH

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  2. I love this one too, I just don't know how you manage to get it all together without all the bits fallen off - great! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I think I might love this one even more than your first. Hard to tell. The Inka Gold gives it a beautiful finish. xoDonna

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  4. Gorgeous textures, I like the idea of a 3 ring binder journal.

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  5. WOW was für ein Kunstwerk, sieht ganz toll aus, durch Nettys blog hab ich Deinen gefunden.
    LG Anja

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  6. I really love how these come together Valerie.... all the bits look so mysterious covered with the ink.

    Karenx

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  7. Look at that lace! Wow, I love your treatment of all of it.
    No photo of your glittery slippers!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. Love how you did this Valerie!!.. I'm not familiar with Inka Gold, so I'll have to look that up; but this is so inspiring, and I'm POSITIVE I can come up with some odds and ends to compile/collage together, in hopes of making something half as beautiful as yours came out!.. Hope you're enjoying this beautiful first weekend of Autumn! ((hugs)) ~tina

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  9. These covers are so gorgeous - they may be "on the dark side" but not scary at all. I love Inka Gold - I will have to try it over fabric pieces - I love the way it looks.

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  10. These covers are extremely amazing! I keep looking and looking, so much interest and texture! Love how you combined all the different elements. Big wow!!! Hugs!

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  11. What a fabulous piece! I love all the textures and pieces of everything you put in here. I agree it is something that you have to keep studying to see all the wonderful additions. That skeletal hand is one of my favorites too! Great job, so fun to have.

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  12. That is wonderful Valerie! I love the eclectic mix of treasures you've used!
    Hugs xx

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  13. What an amazing piece of Art work. Lots of wonderful texture..

    Hugs~

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  14. Can you feel me reaching through the screen to try to touch it??? It's totally gobsmackingly gorgeous.

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  15. Another fantastic book, love everything about it! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Absolutely stunning, so many gorgeous details and textures to look at, LOVE it
    Lindsay xx

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  17. wow the back of a pad has never looked so good Valerie, its fabulous. I also see I missed your fab Halloween Shadow Box, this is going to look fab on your wall. xx

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  18. this is very touchy feel or it would be if i was closer . What an amazing piece of art you don't even need to put anything inside its sensational !

    Marie

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  19. amazing--I especially like the boney hand!

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  20. Wow, looks so touchable, love the details. yesterdays Shadow Box is fantastic as well.
    Yvonne x

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  21. What a beautiful texture work you did!! Thanks for sharing!Hello from Normandie!

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