Large archangel Michael shield leather hand bound journal with hand carved dragon and high quality drawing or art paper.


Drawing inspiration from across Europe the piece of artwork on the front of the book was created in a thirty-five-step process by Albertan Artist Amy Skrocki. From the golden hue of the jeweler’s brass, to the dramatic depths of its custom hand applied coloring, to the beauty of the mahogany colored leather each component of this one-of-a-kind piece was individually created by Amy and her husband Tanner. This beautiful icon, of Archangel Michael, was created as an original and contemporary take on the age-old art of Iconography and based on Amy’s collection of Orthodox icons collected from across Europe. The carving on the back of the book is one of our own dragons based on the classic heraldic dragon. This is definitely a one of a kind functional piece of art you can display and use. 

The brass shields are the product of a rigorous 35-45 step process. Starting with plain sheets of metal we design and create our components one at a time. Some of the key steps include preparing the metal and design work, etching the imagery and cutting custom shapes. Each piece is finished with a meticulous hand applied coloring process wherein each color is individually applied and often on different days to allow for the lengthy drying process (up to 72 hours). The majority of the other steps revolve around an absurd amount of sanding and cleaning, as well as, adding the finishing touches such as ear hooks, jump rings, soldering etc. Because of this no two items are identical and they have variations between each item.

The paper is some of the highest quality drawing or art paper and can be rebound when it is full. The size of this large book is 23.2 x 31 x 3.6 cm.

This book is made to order. Please allow 3 weeks.

Collections: The Leather Collection

Type: Journal

Vendor: Skrocki Design


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