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A Tale from Transylvania, reloaded by TheBookWhisperer A Tale from Transylvania, reloaded by TheBookWhisperer
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 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastical!! Amazing!! Maginfique!!
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TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Coming from you is a great thing. Thank you!!
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Too cool for words :love:
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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LunaSolare1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Foarte frumoase! Bravo :) Mult succes
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TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Multumesc frumos Ana, sper sa mai comunicam in viitor.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   General Artist
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:
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconsnazzie-designz:
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   General Artist
My pleasure :D
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DumansArk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous!!!
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Bravo! This his the first craft piece that I have every added to my favourites folder.
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
And I hope is not the last, there are a lot of interesting works on this site. Thank you very much.
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
You are most welcome. You do beautiful work worthy of the eighteenth century masters.
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just incredible. Amazing work!
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
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.
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, I wish for you a better work than mine.
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!! Your books are true works of art, you are a master craftsman!
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:iconthebookwhisperer:
TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!!
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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PurpleZombieGirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
this is amazing :D
I mean, really! You have a real skill!!!!!
:D :D :D
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TheBookWhisperer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ZombieGirl Hug 
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PurpleZombieGirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
No problem, your work is amazing :D
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