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A Tale from Transylvania, reloaded

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I made again the almost same design as for previous journal with the same name, this time in a small series of two pieces.
As description I just copy-paste it from previous one:
For the journal block I used 80g white paper. The sewing of the journal block was made by hand and for end paper I used brown silk paper. As very important and catching detail, edges of book block was carved by hand, antiqued and treated to look old with brown and gold color.

I made the cover using genuine leather, tooled by hand. The walls from front and back covers was carved by hand in cardboard and leather. Also the window bars in gothic style, the landscape of tree in front of moon was made in leather and special cardboard and colored by hand.

Color of leather and shiny effect was made by hand using traditional solutions based on alcohol. There is nothing modern or chemicals in it. All the procedures were traditional. The result is what you see, a beautiful book with an gothic style.

The idea was to create the sensation that you, from outside of the journal, are inside of an old castle, in the middle of Transylvania, deep in the Carpathian mountains, at the beginning of November... Your exterior world is inside the journal. The short story would be something like this... imagine a big dark room, in a medieval castle, the only light being a fireplace and an old vampire, hidden behind cortains wakes his progeny: "Child, wake up, look at the window, the moon between the branches shows that is almost midnight, it's time to go. Yes, unleash the beast from inside of you into the world that is inside the journal, write something memorable. In that way you'll be the beast in the dark world kept inside the book and you could be a better person inside your castle, the real world. "

If it matters to you, I the artisan, I am from Transylvania with roots in the mountains... this book is a already a full story for those who can read it .

You can see more pictures on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/DragosManBook…
If you want to purchase it you can find it in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/dragosh?ref=…
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MilleCuirs's avatar
Fantastical!! Amazing!! Maginfique!!
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
Coming from you is a great thing. Thank you!!
CatsWire's avatar
Too cool for words :love:
LunaSolare1's avatar
Wow! Foarte frumoase! Bravo :) Mult succes
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
Multumesc frumos Ana, sper sa mai comunicam in viitor.
snazzie-designz's avatar
Wow! This is incredible. The details are amazing, and you are skilled in many different disciplines such as carving, leatherwork and bookinding to have created such a beautiful book. :clap:
DumansArk's avatar
This is gorgeous!!!
JuanMilagro's avatar
Bravo! This his the first craft piece that I have every added to my favourites folder.
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
And I hope is not the last, there are a lot of interesting works on this site. Thank you very much.
JuanMilagro's avatar
You are most welcome. You do beautiful work worthy of the eighteenth century masters.
Fractaldragon's avatar
Just incredible. Amazing work!
OmnivoreArt's avatar
The carving on the book block is an amazing look. Can't believe I never thought to do this. I'm going to have to try that on my next book. Thanks for the inspiration.
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
You're welcome, I wish for you a better work than mine.
ArtisticAdventures's avatar
Absolutely amazing!!!! Your books are true works of art, you are a master craftsman!
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
Thank you very much!!
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PurpleZombieGirl's avatar
this is amazing :D
I mean, really! You have a real skill!!!!!
:D :D :D
TheBookWhisperer's avatar
Thank you ZombieGirl Hug 
PurpleZombieGirl's avatar
No problem, your work is amazing :D
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