To fix the hand to the cover I just went with screws. It is very strong, and I think it look cool and medieval.
I made holes in the copper with this tool:
Here is the hand with holes in the copper sheet ready, and the number “3″ painted with black nail polish:
Here are the are the corner parts:
If you want to know how I made and painted these, here is a post I made about the process in more detail.
Its very important to make small holes before putting in the screws so that the wood, trupan or other material you are using wont split once the screws go in.
This is the only pieces that i bought, some cool metal corners:
Here is the cover with the hand and corner pieces all screwed in place:
But since the book is actually red, I used cherry colored acrylic paint to give the leather a red-ish hue. Also a couple of gold painted straps for the side.
And the book is almost done.
To be continued!