Ornithologist’s Logbook Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Design Team member Anna Hollingworth of Leximbue Journals created a fabulous Ornithologist’s Logbook Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will be totally inspired by this series! Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will step out of the way and let Anna tell you all about her wonderful project…
I have driven past the Museum of Natural History in Kensington, UK, a few times recently. It is a stunning building, a true gem. And it becomes even more interesting and exciting once you enter it.
So, I felt the urge to create a journal, a logbook, of a researcher who knew that museum very well, back then, when it was first built.
It was not at all hard to choose the paper for the cover from the variety of marbled papers that is available in the premium site bundles. I wanted to create a logbook that looks really vintage and rustic, that has been carried around in field trips, libraries and dinner tables, in classrooms and meetings with colleagues. A journal that would have been used to jot down notes and slip in pages of interest, safeguarding ledger accounts and receipts, the odd envelope with a useful address on it, a menu from a hotel or a train ticket of a past journey that meant a lot to the owner. In this journal the owner would keep their research notes of precious finds and references from books and library cards.
There are pockets sewn on from various papers so that one could keep their notes. I have added different types of vintage papers from the printables that look just like the real ones.
I have also created collages as bookmarks that are made from pieces of paper and ephemera which one could use for taking notes or adding more elements and personalizing them.
Specimen labels tags and birds feathers are spread around in the journal, to give it the effect of collecting and gathering information. I have added many illustrations of different types of nests and eggs. The owner of this journal is particularly interested in them! The endpapers are a treat! They are so elegant and delicate with an old time design and they are aged and authentic looking. I find this type of journal fascinating and I longed for a book like this since I had been a student myself.
I have been making journals for 6 years now. I studied the Dark Ages at University. I am very romantic and I love nature but I also love the buzz of the city, especially architectural treasures. I work with historical and artistic themes, medieval, gothic and the renaissance and I also enjoy creating research style journals. I very much enjoy naturalist themes and trees! And of course fairy tales and myths. The list goes on forever. The most enjoyable part of this work for me is researching images and designing the journal. I make the books myself and decorate them according to their theme and style. I use gold flakes and gold wax, vintage laces and papers. I love making journals with Graphics Fairy printables because they are so carefully selected and beautifully designed. It is such a pleasure to go through the premium website and mix and match them to adapt to my theme.
ORNITHOLOGIST’S LOGBOOK JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Get the Full video Tour of my Art Journal on YouTube below:
For this journal I used Printables from the following bundles:
- Vintage Office Supplies
- Clock and Watch Faces
- Science and Laboratory
- The Ornithologist
- The Lepidopterist
- Natural History Birds
- Aeronautical Adventure
- London Detective
- Naturalists Library
- Steampunk 3
- Woodland Walk
- School Printables
- Steampunk 2
- Mini Ephemera Pieces
- Antique Portraits
- French Attic Ephemera
- Vintage Feathers
You will be able to find my work when you follow this link:
Have a lovely day, happy crafting and positive vibes!
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Thank you for sharing these beautiful print outs Karen!
You are so very welcome, Kim, I am so glad you enjoy them 🙂
Gorgeous journal! As a bird lover (who isn’t) and amateur bird photographer, I especially love this journal. Looks so authentic! Love the imagination/story about the owner using this journal and carrying it everywhere…nostalgic 🙂 I’d love to create something like this but it’ll take me a long time to make such an elaborate journal. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
I agree Rupa, it is an incredible journal! I am so glad you enjoyed it too and I am sure you could create something beautiful too!