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Atlantis Shepard's Journal by BCcreativity Atlantis Shepard's Journal by BCcreativity
This is a commission of a journal from the Disney movie, Atlantis-The Lost Empire.
This one took some time to make because there was not much to go off of. A lot of research went into this one to get it to come out as accurate and durable as possible.

It contains over 300 pages of natural parchment and is bound in Italian leather. It is framed in metal and embellished with a gold centerpiece emblem.
The spine is supported by a finial rod that the purchaser had machined to match the original from the movie.
The journal is finished off with a workable clasp, aged and buffed out to a low sheen.
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smartguy123 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, and by the way, I think I found that missing page: smartguy123.deviantart.com/art…
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smartguy123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. That's incredible. Great attention to detail! Looks just like it! Milo would be proud! :)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.
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smartguy123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Lady-Ragdoll Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG this is so perfect *______*
<3 <3 this is my Journal , lady-ragdoll.deviantart.com/ar…
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was a commission piece. The goal was to create this so that it was durable and as accurate as possible.
Many thanks!
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Lady-Ragdoll Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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lynnoffivecats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
This book looks amazing, congrats! Hope you don't mind my asking, but what technique did you use to sew the signatures? I've been looking at the pictures and I just can't figure out how you got the spine to come to a tight point like that.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
ok, so this one was difficult to say the least. I had to do some research to find the best way to successfully bind this without the text block falling apart.
I sewed the text block loose so that when I hammered the spine, I could shape it into the V shape I needed to replicate.
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lynnoffivecats Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Brilliant! It came out really well.
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Jareksobinski Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I would love to have one myself. Although I don't know what I would write in it.
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Jareksobinski Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
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DarkAcey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserves a daily deviation. I can only imagine how much time and money went into creating this masterpiece.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you oh so much. That is very kind of you. It did take some time to create. Lots of research went into this book. I wanted it to be durable and functional while still accurately portraying the one from the movie. Cheers
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avatarkorraa Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Hey look I know you only make one of your books ever but can you please make one more just for me or something like that it doesn't have to be the exact same just something close enough to it like you can at add the pictures and text from the movie going in the book or something like that please email me at gagebullock1@hotmail.com
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AsexualAlien Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That. Is. So. Awesome. You are a F-ing pro at this!
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am no pro. I do thank you for the kind words.
Cheers
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AsexualAlien Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem!! ^-^
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TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Now all you need is an Atlantean crystal concealed in the spine and it will be truly complete. That's how the book managed to stay intact for so long.

All geeking aside, this is GORGEOUS work. I'm almost halfway through Cornelia Funke's "Inkdeath," the third and final book in her "Inkheart" series. The main character's father is a bookbinder and I'm sure he would have LOVED to see this particular piece. I understand it must have been difficult to make. The angled spine must have provided many a complication. Thank you for making such a faithful work of art. I'll be spooling through your gallery to see what other remarkable treasures await. ;)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it.
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Wonnderland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: How can I go about commissioning you for this exact replica? I am very interested. Is it best for me to note you?
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am flattered, but I only create one of each. That is the appeal of my creations.
Each one is one of a kind.
Cheers
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Wonnderland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So you would never recreate this book again? Even if the customer would ask for it to be slightly different? (I think that's how I understood your previous comment, please correct me if I'm wrong.)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I took a lot of time to research how this book could even be possible. The creators of this art obviously knew nothing of bookbinding
and created this fictional book with flair for the movie.
It took almost a month to create after the research and trial and error stage.
The owner of this commission spent a lot of time and money and appreciates the fact that they own the only one created by BCbookbinding.
I want all my buyers to feel the same way.
It is not fair to them if I create it again. It's not as special. Not to mention I like to move forward with new adventures.
The only other creation that I almost made twice was the Enchiridion from Adventure Time. I was offered 5 times the
original price which was tempting, but I have to stay true to my word.
I am so sorry.
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Wonnderland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I understand now! Thank you for clarifying that.:) I didn't comprehend earlier. I have been looking for a replica for quite sometime and have made some variations of my own. I was hoping to be relieved and purchase a commission regardless of price. I was leaning more towards a Post Screw binding anyways. I'm sure the hardest part had to have been the spine, no?
Since you don't plan on ever re-creating this book, are there any possible tips, experiences, or complications that you could share to someone like me? I would love to know for future reference. If now, I understand that as well.
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Galaxys-Most-Wanted Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I WANT IT
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time-boy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
OMG! ME WANTTTYY!!!! How much did the buyer paid for it? Cuz I think I would buy one this summer mihihihihihihi
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EcstaticDismay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant, one of my fave Disney movies ^_^
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
Your books are fantastic. This one is particularly interesting, as I've never seen an angled spin like that before. How did you cut the folios to size, and get them lined up exactly? My mind is blown be how amazing this book is :D
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Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! This is stunning :) Awesome work! I bet the lucky purchaser was thrilled (I know I would be)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the kind words. The purchaser was happy with the results.
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JuniperNocturne Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
this...this...this leaves me speechless. that is the most spectacular, phenomenal rendering of anything ever. i wish i could more coherently convey just how beautiful i find it, just how happy it makes me that this even exists in the world, but i guess that's how speechlessness works.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thank you so much. That means the world to me.
Cheers
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madhappy77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my 4 year old dream come true!!! So awesome! Rahrg wish I had one!!!!
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shadowflame92 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa four year old ? i was ten when this came out
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madhappy77 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I am a yung'n :icon0u0plz:
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much.
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madhappy77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem, you deserve the praise :iconnnyhappyplz:
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EdrianLodge Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! I always wanted the Shepherd's journal! it's one of my dreams since I was child >.<

Awesome work ;)
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the kind words.
This journal was commissioned by someone that felt the same way.
Cheers
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The-Night-Craft Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love books and you make books. I can totally see something beautiful happening here. This piece of work is utterly astounding. Great work. <3
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the kind words. I love to create unique books and enjoy pleasing the customer. That is my goal over everything else.
Cheers
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ChibiMomiji123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is insaaaaanneee!!!! I love it! Oh man, it's like looking at the movie all over again...you make me believe Atlantis could really be real.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now that is a coment. Thank you soooo much!
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
that's so cool was it hard to make the materials?
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was one of the most challenging books I have ever created. First because it was a commission. Second because the spine comes to a point and was a major concern.
When this journal was originally drawn up for the movie, it was obvious that the creator knew nothing about the construction of a book.
Lets just say that they left me a challenge to overcome. I had to recreate the inside text block multiple times to figure out how to make it durable and attractive.
It was not an easy task.

Thanks for the comment.
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
cool and your comment
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sappling Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I've never seen an angle like that on a spine before--must've taken some finessing to get the shape right. How does it behave when it's opened?
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Believe it or not, it opens up all the way and the pages fan out nicely.
I had to do a lot of experimenting to get this one to come out.
Cheers
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