edge gilding

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Skyrim leather journal…

Full leather bound blank book is in 8" x 10" (26 x 20 cm) size and thickness around 3 inches (8 cm). Leather is hand toned and aged in dark brown color tone. The front cover plate has specially made map, surrounded with embossed frame and handmade brass corners. Central detail, Skyrim symbol has hand carved from thick leather and hardener with special bookbinder mixtures. The book block has 350 leaves (700 pages) of special, thicker, cream toned vintage paper type in 100 gsm paper weight. Paper edges are gilded and aged.

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let’s talk about girls, gladiator hearts and gilded edges. you remember sitting on a soft pink bed and it felt like the ocean, if the ocean was made of feathers and loneliness and magic and, oh, maybe the ocean is. bubble gum pop songs and blisters and blood because we are all trying to shake out the edges of our silly wishbone limbs and become something greater than who we are. | —SALVATION PT. II | M.J. PEARL

Let’s talk about girls, gladiator hearts and gilded edges. You remember sitting on a soft pink bed and it felt like the ocean, if the ocean was made of feathers and loneliness and magic and, oh, maybe the ocean is. Bubble gum pop songs and blisters and blood because we are all trying to shake out the edges of our silly wishbone limbs and become something greater than who we are. Being a teenage girl is a catastrophe, is absolution, is rapture. Being a teenage girl is what will save us – you – me, I think. I watch the girl I used to be walk down a street at night and I can’t help her anymore but maybe she can help me.
—  salvation pt. ii | m.j. pearl
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etsyfindoftheday 4 | 3.19.15

theme thursday: white + gold finds

hexagon ring dish with gold by potterylodge

i’d totally go for the gold-on-white version of this ring, but i love all of the muted, feminine hues available. le sigh.

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My ‘Saturn’ card for the Light Grey Art Lab COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck. Every card in this 100-card deck is gorgeous, and it features gold foil and gilded edges throughout. Pick up a copy at shop.lightgreyartlab.com, and stop by the gallery in person by Nov 22nd to see these beautiful images exhibited large-scale.

Valentine's Day...

You receive a delivery to your apartment: a single blood red rose atop a white envelope lined with black on its edges. The rose is particularly fragrant, perfuming the paper beneath it.

The letter itself is two separate pages; you can feel that between your fingers. The top page seems to be what your eye should go to, judging by the gilded-edges against the bone-white paper. The letter is in handwritten, elegant cursive in smooth black ink:

“My Dearest, Dreaded Detective,

A gift for the season? A challenge? Your choice.

I have something very near and dear to you in my possession. To think that you were so careless with it - my, my, my…what would your superiors say?

In the interests of fairness, I have arranged for its safe return to your gloved hands. Find it by sundown today, and it is yours; fail, and I will keep it as a trophy…or worse. There are people in your life far less merciful than I.

Yours,

JOKER”

The second page has an odd message…a hint?


If this wasn’t a letter from his nemesis, Goro’s first instinct would have been to throw the damn thing away. This wasn’t like Joker’s usual calling cards. First of all, it didn’t use the same stationary and secondly, it came with two extras…

…Just what was Joker playing at, calling him out like this? Was he blackmailing him? Was he a target now?

What the hell was with the rose!? And no, he didn’t press the rose to his nose to smell it as he read the note, why would you get an idea like that???

His eye was drawn to the second page, at the seeming jumbled mess of letters. It was set in a very specific font and spaced exactly so…

“A cypher…?”

Why else would it be set like so? But he didn’t leave a key… Did that mean that it had to be read a specific way? His eyes combed through the text, mumbling the letters out to himself in different ways. 

“Wait a minute… G…O…T…O…”

It suddenly clicked on his head when his eye was drawn to the capital ‘G’ in the left-hand corner. Grabbing a pen and paper, he started at that letter and went in a up-right-down pattern and ended up with this;

go/to/the/finest/florist/in/the/city
/your/next/clue/will/be/waiting/there
/give/them/your/name/and/theyll/know

A scavenger hunt? This was odd…

He could easily ignore this, in any other situation… But he apparently had something of his. What could it be– Oh…Oh god… Joker had his gun! But how did he–

He blinked as it suddenly came back to him and his head flopped onto the desk, making a frustrated noise.

How could he be so stupid as to leave his gun at a civilian’s residence!? He was sure that Akira would have been kind enough to at least try and hand it in to the police station. He bet Joker stole into the cafe and took it… He wouldn’t put it past him…

He grabbed the paper that he wrote the solved clue on and got his stuff together, ready to head to the florist’s. He wasn’t about to let Joker humiliate him like this!

He paused before he left, eyeing the rose that had been placed aside when he was reading the letter. He picked it up gently and propped it against the lamp sitting on his desk. It was still a beautiful flower…

Resolving to put it in a better container when he got back, he made his way to the location marked in the message…

Robin  Hobb’s UK publisher HarperCollins have released a special edition of Assassin’s Apprentice to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The book is in a slipcase and features endpapers by John Howe. The edges are gilded in silver.

I was also lucky enough to snag a signed copy! Isn’t it gorgeous??

There are plans to release the other two books in the trilogy in a similar format. I will definitely be buying them!

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Hey everyone! My contributor copies are here! For those of you who missed out on the RAW Kickstarter, I am selling 7 copies of these beautiful books. 

Each book is hardcover with gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and a spot-gloss bloodspatter. Each also comes with 1 bookplate, 2 gold seals, and the sticker that I made for the kickstarter. 

The cost of each book is $30 plus shipping– I will be shipping from the US, so please note that international shipping varies wildly (I got some quotes from the post office this morning). Payment is by PayPal– once you pay I will take your order to the post office and you will get a tracking number. 

All inquiries can be sent through tumblr, twitter, or e-mail! 

A khula-khud
Hemispherical, iron skull, decorated with spiral bands picturing floral motifs on gilded background, at the lower margin cartouches with inscriptions in Arabic on gilded background; at the top is a cusp of square section on a round, knotted base relieved at the centre; a plume-holder on each side, at the front a sliding nose-piece with festooned edge and remains of gilding; complete with neck mail-defence made of simple closed rings with fringed, lower border.
dating: late 18th Century

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Hey folks - are you looking for a new deck?  Your first?  Your 30th? I might have what you want.  I’m slimming down my deck collection and have quite a few that are practically brand new or have only been used once or twice. 

Astrological Oracle - $10 (gilded edges)
Crystal Oversoul - $12
Sun Moon Tarot - $12
Haindl - $25 (Comes with deck & two guidebooks written by Rachel Pollack)
Infinity Tarot - $25
Enchanted Map - $10 (gilded edges)
Revelations Tarot - $10
Artist’s Inner Vision Tarot - $27
Heart of Faerie Oracle - $10
Mibramig Tarot - $12

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The unique leather bound blank book with pentagram…

Journal size is 10.5 x 8 inches with thickness near 3 inches. Journal have minimum 350 leaves (700 sides, if count both sides of papers) of cream toned paper with hand torn and unique gilded edges.

Center decorative element on front cover is pentagram, hand carved from thick leather, hardener with specially bookbinder mixtures, aged and gilded.

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www.alexlibris-bookart.com

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An exquisite hand made large leather journal for you to record your encounters with magic, spells and the mysteries the world has to offer.

Full leather bound blank book is in 8" x 10" (26 x 20 cm) size and thickness around 3 inches (8 cm). The book block has 350 leaves (700 pages) of special (thicker but lighter then regular) cream toned vintage paper type in 100 gsm paper weight. Paper edges are gilded and aged.

The front cover plate has specially made map, surrounded with embossed frame and handmade brass corners. Spine part of book is decorated with genuine alligator leather and metal rivets. The back cover plate has brass corners too. Leather is hand toned and aged in dark brown color tone.

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First Image: I’ve been trying to achieve something like this without using fancy gilding machines.The results are getting better but I can’t seem to perfect it because of the adhesive(size) I’m using. I have gold leaf but I prefer the red metal leaf like the one used in James Jean’s Rebus. 
image source: www.pink-e-pank.de

Second Image: After the edge gilding I’ll turn it into something like this. This one is pretty easy but I want to do the gilding first. I’ll do the bookbinding, aging, and everything.
I found this tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-style-Hogwarts-Library-Spellbooks/#step0

Planning to do this on my Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and His Dark Materials books and magick manuals.