Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Making my own book?!?!

So I love the movie Hocus Pocus. The movie came out in 1993, it stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler. It's definitely my favorite Halloween movie and always puts me in the spirit!! I love the story and I just think it's such a great movie. Well I was on the other day and I found that someone had made a replica of the Book of Shadows that the witches use in the movie. It's supposedly made out of human skin and it has a little hand on it and snakes and an eyeball!!! So of course I said " I want one!" I began looking up book binding and starting coming up with ways to make my very own! Here is the progress of it. I have been working on it for about a week now! Here is a link to the book in the movie:|0;d|L_mQUEGPoNBf9M:

In the photo above I purchased a leather photo album and using terra cotta clay I started to mold the snakes, the eye and the "skin" for the cover. Once the clay is dry I used gorilla glue to glue everything in place.

In the above photo you can see I finished the front and back cover. Total there are 6 snakes the eye, the little hand on the back and the "skin".

Because the book is suppose to look like it is made of skin there has to be stitching involved to I hand stitched scar tissue and stitches using string!

There is an up close look at the stitching!

Sothe project is not yet complete I still have to paint and obviously add the pages. Stay tuned and I will update with my progress!!

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