Leather Journal / Magic Book with Lock and Key - Wheel of the Year
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This journal is the variation with lock and key of my Wheel of the Year book. The binding is made of natural brown leather, hand tooled and decorated with leather paints, and antiqued to have an old finish. The thematic is the mysterious Wheel of the Year, an historic symbolic representation of time divided into annual cycles. It is believed to have a sacred meaning. The names of the cycles were stamped onto the leather in Gothic characters. The symbols on the inner circle represent the zodiac signs. I used for this book soft chromatic harmonies, earthy colors such as the light cream of the natural leather, the brown painted areas and a few orange and black accents in the tooled decoration. The design is very detailed and the entire binding was made to look like a medieval magic book.
The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It is filled with Fabriano artist paper and has 104 pages (208 sides). The paper is warm white, slightly textured, hand torn and has 200 g/m². It is a thick paper, acid free perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor.
The endpages are made of marbled paper, brown with red, yellow and golden veins. The headbands are sewn by hand from brown and black thread.
This book is as an art object. I hope you will love it once you’ll meet it.