Props, bookbinding and upcycled books

Over the past few months I’ve gone back to my bookbinding roots by making new journals,  notebooks and sketchbooks (besides those covered with copper) using both traditional and unconventional materials to create themed books as well as replicas of famous TV and film books. Just a small selection are shown here ,please check out the “quirky books album on facebook for new creations.

Design your own embossed  copper Book or panel for framing

only limitation is YOUR imagination

Repoussé Handmade copper books embossed journals diaries gifts from Scotland Fathers Day presents Mothers day presents Scottish art metal books address books,  wedding albums  visitors books photo-albums, travel journals phoenix handmade books goth wedding  The ninth wedding anniversary 7th Wedding Anniversary gifts and ideas ,kindle covers, kindle cover e-book cases e book covers i-pad covers i-pad cases i-pod case i-pod cover copper wedding anniversary

The radiance of metal becomes more enchanting when the surface is embellished with a raised design. Repoussé  is a classical means of shaping soft, malleable metal from reverse, whilst ‘chasing’ is used to refine the design from the front by sinking back the metal. Such techniques utilise the plasticity of soft metals, forming shapes by localised pressure. Though relatively slow a maximum of form is achieved in one continuous sheet of metal showing the results of the direct contact of handheld tools.

Design your own exclusive book cover and have it hand embossed onto copper. Immortalize a favourite image or character, a family crest, logo or symbolIdeas can be developed at no extra cost with a final  proof sent for approvalIdeal for wedding albums/guest books, family tree books copper wedding anniversary gifts ,as well as travel journals photo albums, baby  books, address or visitors booksWhatever its purpose I'll help you create a personalised refillable book that will last the generations. All you need do is e-mail me with your ideas attaching any images that you may have & I’ll send you back further details on how to help make your book.

Generally my prices are:



A5 JOURNALS (80 sheets 180 gsm acid free ivory paper)

Copper Backed: £40.00 plus £5.00 p/p


A4 JOURNALS/ALBUMS (80 sheets 180 gsm acid free ivory paper)

Copper Backed £90.00 plus £10.00 p/p



(50 sheets 260 gsm acid free ivory card)

Copper Backed £120.00 plus £10.00 p/p



*Drymount Photo Albums are a versatile and popular way to store your photos and memorabilia. They have plain card paper which allows photos of mixed sizes to be placed anywhere on the page.  The flexibility of a dry-mount album allows photos to be displayed in portrait or landscape positions depending on the photo. Photo corners, tabs, double-sided tape or paste is required to hold the photos in position on the page.

My handmade drymount photo albums have black or ivory white pages, acid-free and of archival quality.




*U.K. postage and packaging (Overseas postage rates upon application)

Includes all design and layout etc which may be sent to you for approval if needs be.