The Tales of Beedle the Bard

This is a replica of The Tales of Beedle the Bard which is bequeathed to Hermione Granger by Dumbledore. I order to make it I had to make a book as I had decided that if I didn’t make a real book it wouldn’t look right once I’d aged it. I looked into book binding and made a book, including cutting all the pages by hand. The cover itself is a print which I attached to the book, coloured and aged. The embossing was done using a blunted cocktail stick. The final stage was to sand the edges, front, back and spine of the book and stain the sanded areas.