Journal with Lock and Key, Sketchbook, Brown Leather, Artist Paper, The Brown Book


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This journal is made to order, please allow 5 working days for it to be ready. Thank you!

This is a diary with lock and key, made of antiqued brown leather. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome or journal. 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 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 by tooling and leather paint.

The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). You can order this book to be filled with artist quality paper OR with writing paper. In both cases the edges will be toned in light brown to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.

The end pages are made of brown textured paper. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and black thread.

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.