27 March, 2012

Accordion Book

Adriana presents her 'Bird Art Journal' using an Accordion Book Kit.

Cover of Book

Back Cover


'I decided to make my accordion kit into a mini book, A Mini Bird Art Journal.
First I covered the foam covers with Music sheet paper, then glued the pages together, so it formed 6 pages to decorate. I wanted this book to look like a study of different birds - a vintage journal style book, with a very rustic feel to it.
Before I glued the covers to the inside pages, I used Tim Holtz Die cut “Hardware Finding” using the long hinged shape, cut out of Grungeboard, I inked them and secured it in place with brads. This created a hinge for my mini book. Then glued the pages to the cover. All the lace I used from Meg’s Garden was white, I stained them with distress inks to make them look vintage colour. I did the same to the Paper doilies.

Front cover & Back cover Megs’ garden materials are:
Paper doily small , Key, mini rosebuds, gingham ribbon, Foliage, lace, white paper gardenias, tassels,  
Collage images Bird of Paris 3341A,
French  writing ephemera collage sheet 3377,
Other materials
Dusty attic frame and dragonfly chipboard
Ink, paint, hessian, letters.

Inside pages
Megs’ garden materials are
Lace, Gingham ribbon, forget me not flowers, tag,
Paper doily, Mini Oval Frames, German glass glitter,
Birds of a feather stamps kit from TJ designs
Designs Galore ATC 023 light rulers
Birds of Paris collage sheet 12 x 12 -  3341A
Other Materials
G45 Paper of Tropical birds,
Calico, ink stains, feather, brads, kraft stock card, Music sheets paper.

You can make more pages to this book by cutting up more Card stock and glue it together.
I really enjoyed  and had a lot of fun making this mini book, I hope it has inspired you to create one for yourself.'

Thanks Adriana - fabulous book - well done.
I have made several of these little books & they make a great present - have a look at the 'Engagement Book'

Accordion book kits details & purchase info
Bye for now



  1. wow o wow !!!!! this is divine just totally divine , so vintage with a touch of grunge .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it to bits xoxoxox

  2. What a truly magnificent book you have created. I enjoyed each and every page and how you constructed the design work of it. Adriana this really is so beautiful..

  3. Es precioso, que libro tan bonito, está lleno de detalles lindos, me encanta, felicidades por tu trabajo.

  4. This looks wonderful cool work.

  5. oh wow, what incredible details - soooooo gorgeous!!!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful. So many lovely details.

  7. My goodness Adriana - how much work haven't you put into this gorgeous project! holy schmoly! xxxx