1672Re: [miniaturebooks] The Bestiary completed
- Sep 6, 2012Hi Randy,
thanks for sending this. Your new book is absolutly fantastic. I can
image all the time and work you put into the project and it is
wonderful that you show us some of the steps in making the book.
I hope the Kerrytown Bookfest is sucessfull. I really enjoyed being
there in 2006.
Best wishes from Germany,
At 21:15 06.09.2012, Randy Asplund wrote:
>Well it took ages (I started in mid September) but I finally finished
>making the miniature Bestiary. I promised you al a link when I had
>finished loading it onto my web site. I have lots of pictures of how I
>made it. And I have pictures of the display that I made to go with it.
>The book is 2.75" tall, and the display is a medieval lectern 11.5"
>tall which comes with a model of a waxed tablet and brass stylus.
>This book was a TON of work. Leather inlays, gilding, integral double
>sewn end-bands wrapped in silk colored threads, clasps hand fashioned
>out of brass, and all of that was easy compared to the intricate
>interlaced border on the front. That thing alone took 3 days of
>fussing (I'll do it a different way if I ever try that again...)
>Anyway, here is the set. I hope you enjoy seeing it. It will be on
>display next Sunday at the Kerrytown Bookfest, which some of you may
>remember from the Conclave being held alongside it a few years ago.
>Facebook: "Randy Asplund, Artist"
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