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Merlin's spell book
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Published: June 30, 2011
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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
Image size
5208x3762px 3.55 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
GENERAL IMAGING CO.
Model
X5
Shutter Speed
1/52 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Jun 30, 2011, 3:18:41 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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dragonspir's avatar
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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Ta-moeHobbyist 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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sorry
Can you take a look at my account?
I want your criticism
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hahaha XD thank you XD

too bad it's one of my favourite cosplay bits :D
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Hiya :) How much do you charge for a set of buckles? Soooooo interested! im obsessed with merlin! 
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Ta-moeHobbyist 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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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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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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AnastasiyaKosenkoProfessional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!
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Ta-moeHobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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JellianjackHobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Keep up the amazing work!
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Thank you so much!
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How did you even--?! 
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just fimo :D
but it does take ages ^^°
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fimo? looks like it takes a while. it's brilliant!
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it does XD
but was totally worth it :D
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definitely. :)
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xmagicamelot3Student Artisan Crafter
that's amazing I wouldn't know where to start with any of the cosplay
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thanks
haha, really?
it's always a start to just start :D
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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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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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