Intro: Engraved and Hand Painted Book of Shadows
It has been a while since I have posted anything but I have just finished making a book for a customer based on images they gave me. The book is made of a wood product called MDF, engraved with a dremel, hand painted with gold leaf and all the screws and hinges are made of solid brass. The inside of the cover is lined with velvet. Took quite a while to make and not sure i would make another so complex. The photos don't do it justice as the gold leaf glistens in the light.
The design was drawn using AutoCAD. As AutoCAD is a vector program, i can rescale the images to suit the size I need without losing definition in the printed output. Once the design was ready, I printed it out and glued the design down onto the MDF for engraving.