Monday, July 2, 2012

Project: Three Keys

Name: Three Keys
Size: Size 5, Double Fold
Cover: Leather Cover
Cover Material: Black Leather
Pages: 600 (approximately)
Paper: 75 lb
Elements: Two buckles on cover flap, book ribbon,
Estimated Value: $50.00

Description: A size 5, double-fold journal with a depressed design of a pentagram and three skeleton keys on the outer cover.


So I need to create an image of a pentagram with three skeleton keys at the base. 

This will fit onto the front cover of the book as a recessed image (where the image is sunk into the cover board)

The whole book will be closed and sealed with a flap on the back cover and two brass buckles to hold it closed as I did earlier with the Paladrym.

So when it's finally finished the book will look something like this: (with a black cover)

Update: 6:25.12

Work and finding an alternative source for grey board has taken it's toll and I was only recently able to finish the body of the book. I still have yet to mount the buckles and straps on the cover but I am going to show it to the client tomorrow to get his input for where he wants them.

I forgot how labor-intensive double-folds can be. :)

Pics to come.

Update: 5.30.12
I've finished the exterior cover for the book - the shaded areas will be carved out in the next day or so.

Update: 5.29.12

Secured enough grey board for the cover and have sewn up the secondary book. Now all I have to do is layout and carve the symbol, build the buckles and start assembly.  

 Update: 7.2.12


I've delivered the 3-Keys to its new owner who has promised that he will tell me the Book's name when it's revealed.