Apr 16, 2016

Masculine Steampunk Journal Layout

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 I was so inspired by the girls at Frilly & Funkie to create a masculine layout in my junk journal.  I really wanted to give this page a steampunk vibe, but don't have any gear stamps or dies.
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 These two pages were taken in different light, and seem to show the spread completely differently.
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They also show off the variation in color a little more and the metallic stamping with this cool chain link fence stamp by Finnabair / Prima.
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 I guess you've noticed that I generally work in a monotone color palette.  I decided to try adding the color opposite on the color wheel to this rusty spread and see what happened.  I love how it turned out!
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 I was inspired by some of the artists who used clocks in the steampunk style.
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 This is another piece that I used tons of stamps - I think nine!
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 I added some bits of metal mesh to my focal bundle.
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 And then a clock as the main embellishment.  So this time I didn't glue my layers down fully and I'm much happier with the result.  The bundle still lays flat, but looks as if it has a lot more dimension.  Only two spreads left and my journal will be complete.  (At which point I will make another exactly like it.  LOL!)
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44 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful steampunk art journal spread, Autumn! All I want to do is to touch that awesome texture! Amazing color combo, fabulous layering, great stamping and a fantastic design! Love it, love it, love it!
    Have a great weekend! Hugs! Branka xx

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  2. Beautiful spread, thanks for showing us all the great details!

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  3. Love it! Thank you for joing us at Retro Kraft Shop challenge :)

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  4. This is amazing, Autumn!! I love the texture and the colors!! The layers and details are fabulous!! Wow!! Love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Another jaw-droppingly fabulous page spread, Autumn. I adore the rich colours of this - and brilliant layered stamping and ephemera. Glorious!
    Alison x

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  6. The strong graduating colours work really well on this masculine journal page Autumn.

    B x

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  7. Awesome layers and the theme is perfectly suited for the grungy cardboard surface! Uber cool!

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  8. Wow Autumn, you always put so much fabulous texture and details into your pieces! I just love this one, splashy, splotchy...just the way I like it!! lol. hugs :)

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  9. Wow, the journal spread is fantastic Autumn, lovely rich colours and great detailing. There's so much to look at.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  10. A beautifully textured page Autumn. Gorgeous colours and layering. Inspirational work :)

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  11. Wonderful pages! Love all the different colours and how you combined stamps and embellishments.

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  12. Waouh! Beautiful, I love it!

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  13. Your page looks so dimensional and the colours are so beautiful even though they are grungy. I think you have done an amazing job creating a steampunk look - fabulous layout and design! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Great masculine layout, Autumn! Love all of your stamping, and the colors - perfection! Such great eye candy in all those details.... will enjoy examining this in closer detail! xxx Lynn

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  15. Autumn, you really nailed the masculine look which is so hard to do, well, it is for me! Love your colors and all of the amazing textures you add, along with all of the stamped images!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me some love about my silly mosaic snowman tag - LOL!

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  16. Loving the colours you have used Autumn - love the end result, so very masculine!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Oh, the colours are really lovely and you page turned out wonderful, Autumn!!! Love all the yummy stuff on the focal cluster!!! Well done on the great masculine and steampunk look!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  18. Well what a fantastic inky artwork! If I were to attempt a page with all your ingredients it would turn out to be a massive muddy pool. Wonderfully done Autumn, it looks brilliant. Nicola x

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  19. Well Autumn, this is my new absolute fave of yours! Stunningly amazing and so yummy! Just butter my biscuits and add some jelly! Awesome sauce and fantabulous design. The color choices are genius and Work so well together. I adore this and want to reach out and touch it! The layers and the clock add such wonderful details and all of that stamping really paid off! Totes amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Hugz! ~Niki DT

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  20. You are doing some really awesome work in this journal. Each effort is quite unique, and looks to me like you don't really need the steampunk gear stuff to create a terrific masculine look. Love the colors with this one, quite vibrant, but not 'jump out at you' bright. Looks very good with the embellies and I'm loving the fella's picture. The clocks & metal mesh were great things to add & I liked the fiber twist holding your pages. It's easy to see that you enjoy this technique..Well done. TFS & Hugs

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  21. Amazing creation!Autumn,you did a wonderful job with this.Love all the texture and color!!

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  22. What a beautiful background! Love the splatters of white!

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  23. It's stunning Autumn. Wow. The colors are SPECTACULAR together - you did so well choosing them. And I love all the 'masculine' type embellishments you added. Seems like you totally achieved your goals and more on this WONDERFUL creation! Xj.

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  24. Funny about the lights...the joy of taking project photos...lol! Gorgeous spread...just gorgeous!

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  25. wow, Autumn! A NEW FAVORITE of yours for me here! You have achieved steampunk without a gear in sight! Love the colors you chose, and hip, hip hooray for you on choosing to stretch across the color wheel for a compliment! So smart!

    Love all the embellishments and your focal bundle is spectacular! As always your background ROCKS! Love! hugs!

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  26. Such a gorgeous spread. I can feel a pretty grunge vibe!

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  27. Such a very nice page in every way, I bet this was a lot of fun! Color is such a powerful tool (some of the best combo's are complimentary) and the variations of rusty reds and blues here is really great.

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  28. Wow...another fabulous project! Masculine is not always so easy...but you rocked this and love the result!

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  29. Oh what?! Jaw on floor time! LOVE the whole look to your journalling and who needs gears anyway? Utterly love it. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x

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  30. Oh, be still my heart! This is glorious. It's like looking into the heart of a star or a SuperNova captured by the Hubble. I soooo love your use of color here. I had to sit and just drink all this inky goodness in. Again...just glorious!!! Thanks for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Boy oh Boy!" Challenge!!!

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  31. This has so much depth! The rich colors just pull the eye in... right into a 3-d space scene! The sheen across the whole project gives it a very authentic vintage feel, and the layers scraps under your dude are just right.

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  32. This is such a wonderful page and sure shows off your skill with inks and stencils. The colors are fabulous and show off the stamping so well. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  33. Fantastic colours. The pages are full of detail and gorgeous elements! Awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

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  34. This is wonderful Autumn, I love the text, and the colours and textures, just perfect. Have a great weekend xx

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  35. Ah, this is gorgeous! Love it! Amazing what a difference lighting can make, isn't it? But in either light, this is a fab spread! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

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  36. Wooow, beautifiul Mixed Media! :) Hugs

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  37. Amazing background and great layering in the composition! Thank you for joining Retromania and the challenge at SanDee&amelie's!

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  38. What an amazing journal spread, Autumn! LOVE the depth and textures and could look at it forever - only to detect new fabulous spots I had missed before! Wow!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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  39. Oh wow! so much going on in this page, I love it. The texture, the colours, the layers and the design is just fabulous.
    Lorraine

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  40. Wow. This is fab. I love it. Thank you for joining us at MMW

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  41. Fabulous journal pages love all the texture,colours and great layers
    Carol x

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  42. Oh I've loved all your journo pages Autumn and this is no exception . You manage to pack so much detail and interest into them they really are a feast for the eyes.
    This really is fab .
    hugs x

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  43. Very stylish! Thank you for playing along with us at MMW!

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