This is a 7x10.5 Alpine green leather Journal. White drawing paper for the text block and handmade marbled paper for the end sheets. Hand sewn headbands and decorative inlays, Handmade clasps with aged gold clasps and gold paint accents. Rounded spine with a 2-1-2 cord configuration for extra support.
A 6x9 fully blacked out leather bound journal with over 250 pages to log your nightmares.
Just about everything on this is black with the exception of the marbled paper which is a grey and black design on antique white stock. The text block is a quality black card stock which is hand sewn with black thread. The cover is wrapped in high grade black Nappa leather and fitted with the inset warning of the skull and cross-bones. Raised paneling on the front and true supported cord on the spine. Hand sewn head bands with black silk thread and even the gluing that was done, was with a black tar colored PVC glue.
I introduce, Octavio. The curious sea creature of the deep that makes an occasional appearance when sailors and fishermen pass through his waters. This 6x9 leather bound journal is decorated with simple line tooling and gold leaf paint. It boasts handmade marbled paper and a mixed text block of white drawing paper and parchment for writing. Hand sewn head bands and an anchor on a chain for a bookmark that is connected at the top.
… as an act of atonement, the King poured all of his darkest nature into a single Book, sealed it and promised never to unleash this darkness into the world ever again. In time, the Book was forgotten. Tho IT … did not forget. As eons passed, the Book took on a life of its own … and then, it was ready, to unleash itself into the world …
Inspired by the concept of the Sinsar Dubh in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series, “Darkness Rising” is a Book of Shadows, of sinister nature. The central motif was derived from a pair of wings which the “King” in the book was said to have possessed. The wings were then stylized and made into the motif you see, and then hand-sculpted with clay to achieve a 3D effect. 2 pieces of beautifully ornate filigrees are added to complete the central motif. The metal gates on top and below the central motif are a combination of patina-ed brass and rusted galvanized zinc, assembled to symbolize the “Jaws of Death”.
The piece is then aged and given several coats of varnish to protect the artwork.
Size : 6 x 7 inches Covers, 5 x 6.75 inches Inside Pages : Recycle Brown Kraft 120gsm paper, 224 pages counted both sides Covers : Mdf Spine : Leather, medium-soft Thread : Beige Nylon Style : Single Long Stitch
*This journal comes in a sturdy and beautifully made box. *This is a commission piece
This is a 5.5x7.5 leather journal with an old world feel. The text block contains bright white drawing paper with a copper painted edge. Hand sewn headbands and handmade marbled paper. Decorative aged filigree on all corners with simple line tooling. Aged plum leather and distressed to give it an older look.
6x9 leather-bound journal with hand sewn headbands and handmade marbled paper. A center inset with a paneled red leather and a decorative patina bull skull. Hand painted head and tail of the text block and finished off with simple line tooling and gold accents.
Long ago when bullfighting was at its height, thier reigned a single bull that all feared yet respected. He lived his whole life in the Matador ranches of southern Mexico. The other bulls respected his father who had earned the popularity of surviving consecutive arenas. To a bull, this was high honor and the chance to live for another day. One day as Gordon's father trained with a Matador for an upcoming extravanganza, the Matador took a blow to his side from the powerful bull and was thrown to the wall. Out of anger and dislike for this particular bull, the Matador stabbed the bull in the eye and slit its throat. Through the planks of the corral fence, Gordon witnessed the horrible slaughter of his father. A selfish and most dishonorable form of action from the Matatdor. Gordon became full of rage and bursted through the fence. He charged the Matador and gored him through from behind. It took twenty men to calm Gordon down and over two hours to get him contained. Usually an outburst of this nature would be the demise of such a creature, but the rancher saw potiental of fame and glory in Gordon. Although he was not of age quite yet, the Rancher began to train him for the ring. Within a year, Gordon had become one of the most talented and feared bulls of the region. Gordon could not understand why man wanted to chase the bulls and kill them in such a demeaning way, parading thier severed ears and tail for all to see. Receiving flowers and women for thier slaughtering. He hated man and wanted to pierce the heart of every Matador that crossed his path. For an amazing 35 years Gordon could not be beat. Spectators in the arenas eventually began to cheer for Gordon rather than the Matador. Many fighters fought thier last once they entered the ring with Gordon. He was a beast that handed out thier death sentence. Gordon was never defeated in the ring. Only time won over his body and he passed in his sleep a champion. This journal is a log of all the Matador that fell under his reign and the history of his rise to fame and glory. To this day within the old ranches of the south, when a rancher sees the potiental in a bull to be a great fighter, they have an instinctive saying that is expressed with excitement. Leaning over the fence with hands held high, a rancher would reply, "Watch your back! He's a Gordon"