Clutches that look like books. Genius!  - I wish I could find somewhere these are for sale.  All that comes up on a google image search is a BUNCH of pinterest links.  :(

Book clutch purses--a little involved, but you just make a zippered leather pouch and then paint with acrylic paint and distress, and voila! A realistic-looking book clutch!

Franz Von Stuck Ceiling Painting ~ ♀ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♆ ♇ ☉ ☄ ☽ ◯ ☾ ⊕ ♁ ♂ ⚳ ☿

Franz Von Stuck Ceiling Painting ~ ♀ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♆ ♇ ☉ ☄ ☽ ◯ ☾ ⊕ ♁ ♂ ⚳ ☿ Franz von Stuck, ceiling in the music room of Villa Stuck, Munich, From Bavarian Arts and Crafts magazine.

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Thinking of making a journal for the new year? London's Aniko Kolesnikova (MandarinDuck) excels at creating finely textured sculpted polymer tiles. When baked and then glued onto blank book covers, the humble journals speak volumes.

Le Fleurs Du Mal by Baudelaire

Baudelaire: “Les Fleurs du Mal,” circa Charles Meunier: Death as a skeleton whose outstretched arms are foliated branches, standing among thistle leaves and flowers.

Gospel Book aka Small Bernward Gospel -- Last 1/3, 9th Century -- Front Cover: 2nd Half, 12th Century -- Northeast French & German -- Opaque gold pain, gold & silver on parchment; Binding & front cover: Leather, copper worked in vernis brun; gilded copper, rock crystal, paint on parchment under horn on oak. Byzantine ivory plaque -- Mepotrolitan Museum of ArtThis artwork is part of Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gospel Book (so-called Small Bernward Gospel)

Michael DeMeng - incredible assemblage artist and a fun instructor

The amazing and “deMented” assemblage artist, Michael deMeng will be teaching not one, but two assemblage workshops here in Sol.