Thursday, June 23, 2011

BOOK: Sun and Moon Journal

This book was an experiment in leather dying, press-work and soft-covering a larger-sized book.

Size 4 Journal (7 by 9 1/2 inches in size)
Approximately 250 pages

The design is pressed into the leather with a leather-working tool and then the dye is applied to bring out the design. In this case I applied several layers of dye to the moon to bring it out in contrast to the sun design.

This journal also demonstrates the use of leather as a cover material for larger sized books. The leather is somewhat stiff when first used but will eventually loosen up once it's opened a number of times.

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