19.2.08

COMPLETED GRIMOIRE!


Hello, all! I am ecstatic to announce that my grimoire has finally been constructed! It didn't take as long as I thought it might. With the help of my roommate, it was finished in two sittings. It probably took somewhere between six and ten hours of work. The hardest part of the whole thing was deciding on the materials and the method of construction. We went through roughly five or six design ideas until we finally came up with something we thought would work.
So, as promised, here are pictures! In some pictures, it looks a bit odd, because I still need to add more paper to the back in order for the book to be full. Please feel free to tell me what you think! I'm so proud of it and I'm so excited that it's done!

17 comments:

richyvilla said...

Your grimoire is absolutely gorgeous. I love the paper you used for the inside cover and the matching bookmark.

Ever consider doing a tutorial?

Nefabit said...

Thank you! I have been thinking of doing a tutorial of sorts . . . but I'm not sure I feel qualified! This is my first book ever. :P

richyvilla said...

By the looks of it, I'd say very qualified :D

Nefabit said...

Aw, thank you!
There were some minor flaws, like wrinkles in the endpapers. It isn't noticeable unless you run your hand across it, but it didn't take well to the wetness of the glue. :/ Although I suppose problems like that could be sorted out with practice.
Thank you for your lovely comments!

Anonymous said...

That book is amazing!
Can I ask what paper you used for it? Years ago when I was first getting into the craft I made a binder but the bright white pages ruined the 'mood', lol.

Summer T. said...

This is amazing! I really want to do this but have no idea how to find out how or where to start. Where did you learn bookbinding? I'd really appreciate any advice you could give me. My email is babylai1206@yahoo.com. Again, it looks awesome and your lectern is amazing as well. Very inspirational!

TheCook1977 said...

Your grimoire is beautiful. I want to make one as well but have no idea where to get the base for the book. Where did you find yours?

Scarlet Imprint said...

Great to see people making their own Grimoires, very in keeping with tradition.
You may well be interested in our Work.

In Nomine Babalon

Scarlet Imprint x

Melissa said...

Bravo my Dear! What a stunning piece or art!!

Anonymous said...

you need to do a tutorial, help the people like me who need a bit more info.

matthew said...

you need to make a tutorial please.....

Mindy said...

I have been looking all over for information on how to doing book binding for my Grimoire. Your Blog is wonderful and like everyone else PLEASE please pretty please create a tutorial! I'm looking at the items you listed you got and I'm feeling a tad lost.

The Grimoire is amazing and I'm so glad you posted this wealth of information! :)

strangeaslife said...

What an amazing book! How exciting it must have been to see it come together.

I've been doing a little reading up on this type of binding, and I read that the pages can tend to tear out over time from the movement of turning pages. Have you found this to be true, or heard anything about this? I would love to make a book like this for myself, as it seems the perfect type for what I've always wanted.

I know it would take a lot of time on your part, but if you could find it in your time to eventually write up a tutorial, so many of us would be so grateful. I get a general idea of what you've done here, but there are a couple things I see happening that I can't tell what you did... And I'm wondering what the dimensions of this book are?

Thanks for sharing the pics! This is impressive!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wonderful, thank you for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Three words.. I love it!

Anonymous said...

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