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Book of Lorien by luthien27 Book of Lorien by luthien27
The "Book of Lorien" is inspired by Lothlorien, Home of Galadriel, the Keeper of Nenya ~ Ring of Water ... that's how the motif on the front cover came about. I fell in love with the motif as soon as i finished designing it. It's one of those things that look just perfect, no erasers needed. On the other hand, my “deviant” mood wanted an unsettled background, the stone-like texture on the side ... and vines like ropes that bind Lorien. The undulating background color continues to the back of the book, where we also see a "ghostly" outline of Lorien, incomplete and devoid of substance...

The book measures 10.5cm (w) x 9.5cm(h) x 3.5cm (thickness). The pages are filled with tea-stained papers, all hand torn. However to create more variety in the pages, for every 8 pages of tea-stained paper there are 2 pages of brown recycle paper. All in all there are 11 signatures (10 pages to each signature). The book-covers are mdf boards and the motifs on them are hand-painted original designs. The stone-like texture on the side of the front cover is created with texture paste and then painted in acrylics. The spine is leather and the signatures are hand sewn onto the spine with double black thread. The book is stained on the edges to give it an aged look then finished with 3 coats of gloss varnish.

*Copyright of the images belong to Luthien and does not transfer with the sale of the product.*

To read more on the creative process of the Book of Lorien, pls go to :
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LoopyLoo4567 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know it's a little late to reply. My name is Lorien that's why it caught my eye. ;P it's gorgeous!
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Hi Lorien :)
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BRATKING Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
All of your books are so awesome. I love em. Thanks.
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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1GoldRunner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This book TOTALLY reminds me of the Fire Kingdom in Adventure Time. The art and they it was decorated looks like it was made by the producers of the show! Great job! n_n
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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badpooka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Oh, this is gorgeous. Makes me want to get back into making handmade books again. I haven't made one in about seven years.
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :) oh wow! you make books too? off to check out your gallery now :)
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badpooka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
You are very welcome. Unfortunately, I have given most of my work away, so there isn't anything book-like up there right now. They probably couldn't hod a candle to your books, anyway. :) Mine were pretty, but made to be used. Yours are definite works of art. I will however be posting more leather work in the future, but between grad. school and work, I am hard pressed to find time! ;) I love your gallery.
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
love your leather stuff esp the leaf ... love how you merged the colors together :) will be looking out for your books ;)
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