First Image: I’ve been trying to achieve something like this without using fancy gilding machines.The results are getting better but I can’t seem to perfect it because of the adhesive(size) I’m using. I have gold leaf but I prefer the red metal leaf like the one used in James Jean’s Rebus.
image source: www.pink-e-pank.de
Second Image: After the edge gilding I’ll turn it into something like this. This one if pretty easy but I want to do the gilding first. I’ll do the bookbinding, aging, and everything.
I found this tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-style-Hogwarts-Library-Spellbooks/#step0
Planning to do this on my Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and His Dark Materials books and magick manuals.