Journal with Lock and Key, Black Leather - "The Magic Book"
This book is made of black leather, dyed and antiqued by hand. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome with lock and key which are functional and will keep your writing safe. 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. The decoration is done by hot stamping with silver foil, each small element at a time .
The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It is filled with Modigliani artist paper and has 170 pages (340 sides). The paper is warm white, slightly textured, hand torn and has 140 g/m². It is acid free, perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor. The paper is chlorine-free so your artwork will be safe from aging inside it. The edges of the book block have been given a brown color to look aged and thus fit the overall old look of this book.
The end pages are made of beautiful marbled paper with black white and orange veins on a grey background. The headbands are hand sewn by me from black and silver thread.
This journal is an art object. You can use it as a magic book, a grimoire or a book of shadows, or simply as a secret journal, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.