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Journal with Lock and Key, Black Leather - "The Magic Book"

€300.00 EUR
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 marbled paper with black, red and gold veins on a blue background. The headbands are hand sewn by me from black and beige cotton thread.

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 paper will be hand-torn and the edges 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 and has 200 g/m². It is a thick paper, 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 and works for ink and dry media. Although thinner, this paper is also acid free and does not bleed through.

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.

*Please note, this book is available on backorder and will be custom made for you, please allow 5 working days for me to complete it.

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