After much sanding to smooth out the small lumps and bumps the spine and tail of the boards are leather bound.
The leather was then worked over with a 400 carbide paper and placed vertically in a finishing press.
When working with mixed media I prefer to have the book in a canvas like state. I can see all of the surfaces, how the relationship of the design to the book and the transition of the design in 360 degrees.
Next is the layering of paper for the head and tail of the boards.
Though seemingly random, the paper is placed with considerable care.