14 January, 2014

Adriana's Bird Art Journal


Today we have a look at one that Adriana has created -  called  'Bird Art Journal' - an extremely appropriate title for an extremely fabulous journal.

Front cover

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, hessin, 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.'

The accordion book kits can be found at:

Bye for now


  1. Exquisite work Adriana...each page is unique and yet they all co-ordinate beautifully :)

  2. Love your bird book Adriana, great use of all the wonderful papers and embellishments!