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My Heart Will Go On by LuthienThye My Heart Will Go On by LuthienThye
“Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on … “

This mixed media handbound journal is a commission piece influenced by one of my older works ‘Je T’aime Forever’. The side panels are reprinted from a collage of turn-of-the-century postcards from Germany. A beautiful, ornate escutcheon and a hand-sculpted red clay heart make the central assemblage, accompanied by an old barrel key. The covers are aged and protected by several coats of Varnish.

Size : 6 x 7 inches Covers, 5 x 6.75 inches Inside
Pages : Off-White 110gsm paper, 256 pages counted both sides
Covers : Mdf
Spine : Leather/Denim, medium-soft
Thread : Beige Nylon
Style : Single Long Stitch

*This journal comes in a sturdy and beautifully made box.
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:iconoysterking45:
Oysterking45 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Where can I purchase this masterpiece?!?Pervy Callie Icon Heart Pervy Callie Icon 
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
hi there :) this is already sold a long time ago. I can remake one, but I don't know if I can still find the same keyhole component. Gimme a note if you want to discuss about it.
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:iconoysterking45:
Oysterking45 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
It doesn't really matter to me what keyhole you use, so don't sweat it. The overall design is "spellbinding" though. Is there a chance you could give instructions on how to build one (as detailed as possible) for myself?
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LuthienThye Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do have an upcoming online class in June that teaches how to build a book just like this. But on a different cover. If you'd like to check out the class it's on www.artfulgatheringevents.com . Just click on session 1 , the class is call "the Looking Glass."
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:iconoysterking45:
Oysterking45 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Thank you very much. I'll check it out.
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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Studiopranile Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
A masterpiece !
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Windschild8178 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013

How much would you be willing to sell this for?

 

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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hi there :)
i'm afraid this piece is sold already :) so sorry.
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Windschild8178 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013

How much does a book like this run for? And if I need to commission it then how long would it take to make?

 

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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
i just sent you a note :) sorry for not coming back earlier. I wasn't in here for a couple of days.
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all the elements on here
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Nikkiaholic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is absolutely perfect for an upcoming project! How can i purchase this masterpiece!
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! i have just sent you a note :)
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:iconluciddreams:
luciddreams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wow, I need that
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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fireyfaerie28 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg, this is amazing! how much would you sell this for? i would love to buy one of these if i could afford it :)
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :) i would note you with the pricing :)
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Fall-ToTheMoon Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing... :D
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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Fall-ToTheMoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem. :heart:
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MorwenM Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Simply Beautiful !
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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marquea23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
omg i love this one as well would you be willing to sell one and if so how much
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
this one is also sold ... it's a commission piece actually. this one, i can definitely make another... talk to me over email ok ... and tell me which pieces you are interested in. my email is luthien_t@ymail.com
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marquea23 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
ok cuz i would love this one
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rainycloudywindy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful design. I love the use of the postcards.
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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Studio-Methuselah Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful piece. I love it.
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!! :)
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Studio-Methuselah Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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TinyOwl24 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this one it is beautiful I love the heart the key the script on the book cover. I love the whole book. I was wondering you mention you make the heart from clay what kind of clay do you use?
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LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
the clay i used for this is called Apoxie Sculpt. you can get it from Aves Studio ... just google. it's a 2 part epoxy clay and it air dries. i have also used DAZ air dry clay, and it works just as well, only it will be heavier.
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TinyOwl24 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the info, I use to do a lot of ceramics at college but sadly don’t do it anymore.
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LooneyDanny Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you sooo much i love it :D can't wait to give it to my friend :happybounce:
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LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
ahhh ... glad you do!! looks like lots of ppl here love it too :)
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Simply-a-Shadow Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Simply-a-Shadow Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
'welcome :D
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meztlionigiri Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
amazing!
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :)
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Moflymaster98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Wauw...just wauw
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!! :)
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sammypajammy21 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Crazy awesome detail! Love it!
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much!! :)
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miss-paper-may Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. I would buy that a hundred times over. :faint:
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:iconluthienthye:
LuthienThye Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! you're such a sweetie to say that!! :)
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cosmicanimeowl Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this book cover! if i ever found/find a book with this cover i would have to buy and read it. THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!
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