Brown Leather Journal / Large Blank Book, Tooled Decoration - The Mystery Book
This book is hand bound in antiqued leather with beautiful tones varying from light to dark brown. I designed it to have an old aspect, to look like a mysterious tome from a shelf of an ancient library. The decoration I chose for the cover is very detailed and with a classic aspect, matching the overall aged look of this book. It was made by blind tooling the leather with brass tools, each element at the time.
The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It has 104 pages (208 sides) of Fabriano Rusticus artist paper. This paper has 200 gsm, is acid free, does not bleed through and the surface has a soft tooth which makes it perfect for writing, drawing and painting in dry and wet media, even watercolor.
The end pages are made of hand marbled paper with brown, ocher, blue and black veins. The headbands are handsewn from brown and black threads and make a beautiful model at the tale and head of the journal.
This notebook is an art object. It would make a beautiful addition to any collection and any library. I hope you will enjoy filling it!