Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Custom Book Order: Final

 And now the final product!

 This guy ended up having a lovely spine!
 and a lovely chain variation to it!


 Interior pages got a bit of sanding to wear it out a tad here and there...


 Book still opens up flat to any page desired...




 (Rear View)
 And this guys lovely accent pieces!


Custom Order: Part 1

 So this order called for some thick cardboard since i would need the thickness for an inlay you can see later on...
 The design of this guy called for a small piece to be sculpted out of polymer clay. The basic form was sculpted then baked.
 after baking more details were carved out and a bit of sanding was done to give it a smoother surface...
Out of a thinner cardboard the outline of the figure was cut out....
 This would give it a small ledge for the polymer piece to hold on to...
 Next came cutting down the inlay texture...This one had a corrugated trapezoidal texture to it...

 The thicker cardboard pieces were then glued onto a full size piece of cardboard as a background and this would also serve as support for all the pieces...
 once all the cardboard pieces were glued in place came adding some texture to the covers...
 This was done using a wood burners...
Next came adding a flat coat of black acrylic paint
 and adding a couple of coats with their designated colors...Tacks
 Finally the blackwash to make it all look lovely! !
 Sometime along the previous steps came the formatting of what would be printed on the pages. These included a cover page, lined pages, and charts that would go towards the back of the book...
After staining the pages it was time to get the faux leather ready for sowing...This book in this case would be sown using a long stitch with a chain variation...

 After testing out various glueing methods that didn't glue the faux leather to the book covers completely, i decided to go with sowing a thin piece of cloth to the flanks of the leather...
 The cloth was then glued to the covers and left to dry overnight...

and finally came adding the inner lining paper for the covers!  up next will be final images!