So now for the cover. For this treatment I am going to do a single piece raw vegetable tanned leather cover. This is a bit of an experiment for me so you get to come along for the ride. Most of the embossing I have done to date has been very detailed work that did not involve stamping the leather. For this cover I am also using a plug which is a mold put under the leather to give it greater depth.
By raising the cow skull up it allows me to add an embossed layer for the gun and hatchet detail.
Next I will finish out the embossing and fit the leather to the book and form the spine.