Leather Journal with Lock and Key, Yellow Antiqued Leather - "Full Moon"
This journal is available on backorder. Please allow 5 working days for me to complete it.
This journal will take you back in time and make you feel like holding an authentic medieval tome handcrafted by an old bookbinder. It is made in an ancient bookbinding technique and its design reminds of a valuable old book, a piece of history.
The cover is made of antiqued rich yellow leather. 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 of the covers is made by painting, etching and tooling.
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 options of paper are detailed below:
1) Fabriano artist paper will give 104 pages (208 sides). The paper is white, slightly textured, hand torn and thick, it has 200 g/m² (for comparison, photocopy paper has 90 g/m²). It is acid free, perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor.
2) The writing paper will give 170 pages (340 sides). It has 125 g/m², is white, hand torn and works for ink and dry media. Although thinner, this paper is also acid free and does not bleed through.
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 small brads and leather paint.
The end pages are made of brown decorative paper. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and yellow linen 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.