The Art of Darkness

“Dragon Scale” Book

January 3rd, 2011 by Cobwebs

Dragon BookI’m a huge fan of unusual book covers, whether they’re sprucing up a functional book or simply serving as a prop. Bascombe Mania has a great tutorial for making a book covered in “dragon hide,” which looks great and is both fairly inexpensive and fairly easy (two things I usually look for in a project).

This particular cover probably wouldn’t stand up to extensive handling, so it wouldn’t be appropriate for something like a journal. However, it would work great as the cover for a wedding guest book or other lightly-handled item. It would also look wonderful simply displayed on a shelf, perhaps with other faux books or various curiosities.

(via Lost in Schlock)

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