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Merlin's spell book by Ta-moe Merlin's spell book by Ta-moe
finally, I managed to finish the spell book for my Merlin cosplay *.* >.< I need props too lol, Arthur has crown and sword and Uther too - so what about me LOL
haha

I used an old leather bound book I bought at an antique store and made ALL the golden pieces out of FIMO (gold), painted (gold, bronce and brown and black colours) them and glued it all on the book :)
I can open and close it as well ^^
I carved the patterns into it using carving tools BEFORE baking it :3 I put all the pieces together AFTER baking to make it open and close ^^

book in action

uther's crown
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:icondragonspir:
dragonspir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
I want to know how to make at book what thing is need. It look really amazing it be cool to make one. So please.
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
buy an old book, make the buckles from fimo - paint them and glue them on ^^
takes some patience but it's not impossible :D
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:icondragonspir:
dragonspir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Thank you
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AmalStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
sorry
Can you take a look at my account?
I want your criticism
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HillandClark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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I WANT IT SOOOOOOO BAD!!!!! Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon 
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha XD thank you XD

too bad it's one of my favourite cosplay bits :D
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HillandClark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] Cry run 
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SakurasDream Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hiya :) How much do you charge for a set of buckles? Soooooo interested! im obsessed with merlin! 
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have the top ones left over but they are only for decoration so far - and don't really the time to make new ones atm :)
but it's not hard to make :) all you need is some gold FIMO and some patience ^^
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moomoo721 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
ahh its amazing could you make a tutorial? I'd love to try and make one but wouldn't have a clue where to start
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it's atually pretty easy ;D
get some cardboard, draw down the design, cut it out
get some FIMO, roll it out flat - draw the design of cardboard on it, cut it out. add little balls and pieces for the relief, cut out some pieces that are supposed to go deeper
then burn it in the oven
once that is done, paint it
let it dry
glue it on a book :D
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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Jellianjack Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconladyofalbion:
LadyofAlbion Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist
How did you even--?! 
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just fimo :D
but it does take ages ^^
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:iconladyofalbion:
LadyofAlbion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist
fimo? looks like it takes a while. it's brilliant!
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it does XD
but was totally worth it :D
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:iconladyofalbion:
LadyofAlbion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
definitely. :)
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xmagicamelot3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
that's amazing I wouldn't know where to start with any of the cosplay
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
haha, really?
it's always a start to just start :D
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Reinohikari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Just wondering... if I want to make such a book, but the only fitting book has wrong color, which kind of paint do you recomend painting it with..?
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn'd recommend painting it - since you should try and find a book that has a leather or leatherlike binding and colour --> which is impossible to draw over
search until you find a good book - antique shops usually have tons of old and cheap books as long as you don't care about the contents inside ^^
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Reinohikari Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
That's so cool! And I don't even watch Merlin! How did you even make it?
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks XD
haha, I made the buckles and all the golden bits out of FIMO ^^
the rest is just an old book I bought in a shop ^^
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Reinohikari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Sounds fun! But I heave this problem that I like old books a lot and I don't dare doing anything to them :'|. Bought an old Hans Christian Andersen book the other day, from 1900 or something(the book itself was very very vague yet huge and awesome) and it's in old danish and just looking at it makes me proud of it... but I still it sounds so fun since I want to have a magical book! Hn..  maybe I can find one online..?

People in the olden times where awesome! Being able to make books without machines or anything..!
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Takuto90 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Artist
Hi!!! Any change that you can make another one? But with free/not-written pages inside? (to write on it)
I'd like to have it, please! *-*
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if anything I can make you the buckle things - the golden ones, and you can buy your own book and stick them on ^^
(but I'm still working on a few for a friend, coz I'm slow and they are taking ages)
write me a note if you are interested :)
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:icontakuto90:
Takuto90 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Artist
*chance! sorry for my bad english >_<
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:icondruidkid:
druidkid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist
wat is FIMO
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's some kind of sculpting clay :)
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druidkid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist
thanx
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merlin7780 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Are you going to sell it because I would totally buy it and if you sell please make the price not to high. Thank you.
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, it's mine :D
but I do take comissions for the buckles alone (you can easily glue them on any book you like :) )
but the whole set of buckles takes a long time to make (since I'm busy with work LOL) but if you are interested note me and we can talk about the price (u have to take in consideration the price of FIMO for example, it's about 3,- each package and I need at least two to make them)
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is brilliant. It looks just like the book in the show. And the clasp is brilliant. I just spent ages drawing the clasp in my pic and that was hard, so to make it. Wow!
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much ^O^
haha, it was hard work indeed :D
but it was nothing in comparison to making Uther's crown *laughs*
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome.
It really looks it but it paid off :D
Wow that does look very very hard!
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:iconc-zen:
c-zen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is epically awesome
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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SarahMinishCap Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^^
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:icondistantdirewolf:
DistantDireWolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Photographer
This. Is. Perfect. 100% perfect! Ah my god! I want it/one so badly! Can you make another?
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Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much ^o^
if you want, you can commission me - but just so you know, the base book I used is just some random old book with boring stuff in it - since those are cheaper ;)
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DistantDireWolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Photographer
If I found an old book and sent it to you, could you add the pieces it needs on it? :)

Also do you know where I can find a really old book? I don't have any book stores around me and my library is up-to-date books <:\
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could make you the pieces for the book, it's easy to glue them on, you just have to give me the details of your book then ;) thickness, size and all that stuff ^^

mh, I bought mine in an antiques shop
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:icondistantdirewolf:
DistantDireWolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Ok :)
I'll look for a good book, take a picture for you, and give you the details on it
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:iconta-moe:
Ta-moe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
sure ^.^
best thing would be via note then :)
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DistantDireWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
ok :) thanks
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CosAyane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
uihjlasodikausdas I want iiiiit. You did a fantastic job!
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