This book will be made to order for you, please allow five working days for me to complete it. Small differences between your book and the one in the photos will exist due to the unique character of handmade objects.
This book is made of black leather, dyed and antiqued by hand. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome. The metal brads placed in the corners and the lock have a patina to fit the overall antique look of this book. The brads will allow it to lay flat when opened but the surface of the covers will never enter in contact with the table and thus will protect the decoration from scratching. I saw this system used in old books and I just loved it. The decoration is done by hot stamping with silver foil, each small element at a time .
The spine was designed to resemble that of an old book; The raised bands were obtained with strips of leather underneath the one that covers it. It is decorated with silver leaf and leather paints.
The end pages are made of beautiful decorative paper with a slightly embossed pattern. The headbands are hand sewn by me from black and beige cotton thread.
The book measures 10.2 x 7.2 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It has 170 pages (340 sides) of white writing paper. The paper is was hand thorn, has 125 gsm and it will work for writing in both wet and dry media. The edges were toned by me to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.
This journal is an art object. You can use it as a family book or as a secret journal, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.