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Red Riding Hood - prop book by Maylar Red Riding Hood - prop book by Maylar
Check the video: [link]

This is a fairy tale type of book, made to be a prop in the Red Riding Hood themed movie, called "Little Red" (working title) by Sara Baum :)

For once (which will come as a surprise to my watchers, lol) it is a regular size book.

A bit over 8 x 6 inches, this is a saddle stitched book and has hard covers in red faux leather. There are 55 pages dyed in black tea, of which only four middle ones are fully printed with a Red Riding Hood story and illustrations (which is familiar to you as a bookmark and as a painting already in my gallery). The book has a silk bookmark, finished with "snake tongue".

Covers are gilded in gold leaf.

As always, all done by hand, by me: digital art and preparation, faux leather creating (with help of my sister :) ), paper dyeing, stitching, "snake tongue" and gilding.

Hope you like it :)
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El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mylar, amazing work as always.
You're one of my fav bookmaking artists :huggle: and a true inspiration
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Mortiscia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The gold ornamentation on the outside, how did you make it stand out from the red like that? I think I might try to make a book myself one day =)
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing.
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dejan-delic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That wolf is simply adorable... ;)
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I definitely like him :P
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dejan-delic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Pagan-Child Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
so beautiful! as always your books never fail to amaze me! great work i love it!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! :D
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Excellent!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
It's been a pleasure, you're most welcome :salute:
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nightshadeonyx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What a beautiful book...Now I want to read the rest of the story...wish I could get my hands on a copy of this...
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :) The rest of the story is regular Red Riding Hood, you know...but I'm glad it made you feel like reading more :) As for a copy, I do make custom ones ;)
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nice looking! Now I have to ask, did you use the same techniques for this as you do for the miniature books?
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) Well, I make my miniatures in the fairly similar way to how the regular books are made, so basically yes. But of course there's differences (mainly with stitching/attaching to covers).

On the other hand, it has very little to do with the miniature book tut in my gallery..even though it fits fine for that type of miniatures, it wouldn't hold for long when it comes to big book, lol. :)
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well what I was curious about was before I asked about the wax you used for the miniatures. I was wondering if it was used on the larger too xD
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Karenee-Art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Such a pretty red. Lovely, m'dear.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
Thanks, hon. :D
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justjakk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I would stalk a little girl through the woods, kidnap her grandmother, and crossdress as said grandmother, all in an attempt to kidnap the girl just to get a copy of this book.

Notice I didn't say "eat". That would be cannablism and that's creepie.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Notice taken...and, wow, that's some pretty elaborated planning! ;)

Haha, but there's much easier ways to obtain this sort of book, my friend...as alway, if you decide, I'm at your disposal :)
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justjakk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
If you think that's elaborate, you should see my plans for world domination. Haha

How much would you charge for this?
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, I wouldn't venture into such guessing, my brain might explode! ;D

I've charged this 100$, because it was a prop, needed mostly empty (as you can see in the video)...If full printed, it would be somewhat higher priced, but I don't think it would go over 150$, all in all...and it depends of the number of pages, of course.

Well, you know my email (or you can note me here), so if would like one, you also know we can always find the best price and everything else, to suit you (and of course, there's your returning customer discount).

Btw, book aside, haven't heard from you in a while...how you've been, how's the life? :)
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justjakk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I have been doing pretty well. Lost the office job with the cab company, but I do have a gas station position now. It is pretty kool. Nothing too thrilling, but it pays the bills. Grandma had to be sent to the hospital again. Her potassium was too high. The doctor said that if we waited much longer, she would have passed, so it was good we caught it in time.

I wonder something, Would there be a way to mock up a couple pages like you have already done, but to make the book a pen/pencil holder? You know, have a hollow spot in the book where one could put pens/pencils...that type items? Given, it will take a little bit to make up the money, but I think that would be pretty kool. Perhaps also make the book look a bit aged. I love what you did with this one, but maybe have the book look like it has been around a long time. Some of the goldleaf is worn off a bit, maybe some darkening, like it has survived a fire. The red you used it delicious. And, as I am thinking about it, you might not be able to do a couple designed pages, since it will be hollow inside. Ah! Inspiration!! You could just decorate the inside cover! That would be awesome! Have the pictures of Little Red and Big Bad side by side in the front cover. That would be amazing!

Could you do something like that? You could probably take a bunch of paper, glue them together and then cut a space through them and build the book around that. I love the aged look that you do and would love to see that.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
First comes first, I'm glad your grandma's condition was caught in time. I can imagine how you must have felt upon hearing what doctor said. Wish she'll get better soon :hug:

Job sounds pretty good and as you said, along as it pays the bills...heh, I like to think of jobs in an old Japanese way: do what you must do for living, but dedicate your spare time to what you really enjoy doing. It is a good formula :)

As for the book, the answer is: sure, hole and aging and everything else :) It can be done, no problems. Lol, I would look forward to aging it, that's one of my favorite parts...burns and burn holes and grimy stains... :D

And you know money isn't a problem either, or waiting for it, or splitting the payments or whatever we agree on doing about it...We know each other for a while now and already done some awesome business together and hey, I trust you. Also, if you remember, I like my customers relaxed when buying from me :)

So do mail me, we can talk about all this in details there :)
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justjakk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Yeah, it kinda took me off guard when I heard what the doctor had said, but at the same time, I was really relieved. She kept talking about her foot hurting her and the doctor had already said he would have to amputate parts (included to, but not limited to) of the foot to the knee. We are just happy to have caught it before the worst happened.

And, yes, I will email you as soon as possible to work out details and what not.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, having a grandma as well, I truly can relate and understand you perfectly. Whatever measures taken, I really do hope she feels better soon :heart:

As for the rest, ok. "See you" there :)
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