Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tunnel Book - "Into the Crypt"

Awe, the "Hunting and Gathering" stage of a new project .... my favorite part of a new Journal (But then again, I say that at every stage of a Journal). This is actually a journal I have been planning for months and months, but have spent time trying to tie up a bunch of loose ends. While I didn't get quite as far as I had hoped, I am just too excited about this book and just had to get a start on it. I still am gathering more imagery, but have enough to at least get a good start on this. It'll be a tunnel book, as you can see by it's meager beginnings and will have a very dark feel to it. I had initially planned it as a Halloween themed project minus the pumpkins and witches. What I have done differently this time (As compared to the Alice themed tunnel book) is to have all the imagery printed in black on buff colored paper. I love this look and that gives the option of leaving it basically a Black and White (Or actually buff colored) or the imagery can be colored in with water color pencils, which gives a very soft and haunting look to it. I can't decide which way I want to do this journal yet, but I'll probably end up doing a bit of both.
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This journal has wooden covers, will probably have an acetate page (not pictured), box board pages and will have a metal ring binding. The overall size is 8" X 8". More photos to follow as it progresses.

10 comments:

Linda Manning Findley said...

Oh this is going to be so much fun ... will be watching the progress ... Linda F

Anonymous said...

Love your posting on this, I have been gathering items for a similar project for the past year but just have not had a chance to start on it. It will be interesting to watch your progress on this.

Question - where did you find the image with into the crypt on it? I would love to incorporate that into my project! (If I ever can get it started).

I love all your other journals, your work is very inspiring!

I check your blog often so I will be sure to follow your progress!

Until later,
Judy N
(janhmldy@aol.com)

JAN said...

wow i wish i could be there with you making one of these too..i adore your work and am hoping to see your process and techniques along the way...i would love to give this a try..pity you cant make some videos of you in action..anyhoo its goingto be a real blast following this..

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Judy, I don't recall where I found that image. I have folders of copyright free imagery I have been collecting for years.

Jan, I am planning to use this book for class proposals. Perhaps you'll sign up for one of my workshops in the future?

stregata said...

The beginnings already look awesome! Am looking forward to following your progress with this one.

plo said...

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU DO!!! IT LOOKS FAB ALREADY!

Dawn said...

wow, this looks awesome...as always!

have you ever thought of doing a tutorial/class on how you do these? they AMAZE me and I would love to learn how.

gaby braun said...

What a wonderful blog you have here! Love all your journals, so colorful, so lovely.

Lori Northon said...

Love the new journal idea. Black and ivory looks so cool together. Can't wait to see it further along.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This book is going to be amazing. Dark, maybe, but you'll add all the "color" that is needed by means of the artful way you create this book.

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