Sometimes things turn out even better than you had hoped. And this one is awesome! I'm really pleased to have something work out so well after the last book was nothing but an exercise in frustration.
The last step with this one was to put a last layer that was simply a frame for the rest. I wasn't sure if I should put it on, in case it made everything look too heavy and blocked the detail of the middle layer. But in the end it really sets everything off, and the details kind of appear as you look and move around the piece.
The cover. It made some antiqued paper using mostly ink and only a little coffee, so that it matched the old book and black paper.
Now, go buy it at my etsy shop.