Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Janet's Marie Antoinette Folder

I just completed my two-page spread in Janet's Marie Antoinette folder. I don't really know Janet, but for some reason, I get the feeling that she likes birds. I found this painted wooden bird in the 25 cent bin at a local thrift shop and thought it would be a good focal point for Janet's folder. The background papers are from my favorite second-hand store. I thought they were wrapping paper but when I opened the bag, I discovered the were actually scented drawer liners! I think Marie would approve of the perfumed papers, don't you?

Next, I created a birdcage out of this silver trim that looked like filigree wire. I topped the cage with this beautiful turquoise felt ribbon (a rummage sale find) and a vintage pin (from the same rummage sale--what can I say, it was a GREAT sale!)

On the left side of the page, I knew I wanted an image of a woman looking at the bird. The latest Sephora catalog had this face which was the perfect size for the page, the perfect orientation (looking to the right side) and perfect expression! I gave her a blue crystal ring and placed flowers in her hair. Simply beautiful!


  1. You are so right!!! I love birds--I am always drawn to collages or paintings with birds. Love the cage and the girl--can't wait to see the pages in person!

  2. AWESOME.....your work is fantastic! I luv it.

  3. What a great idea! And I love the modern interpretation of the woman too! Very creative...

  4. Your pages are always so inspired and elegant. I love this one too. I get to see it in person too! Yay!

  5. You did a beautiful job Lorena! Love it. Arlene will love it!

  6. Lovely work~ I like the previous post too. The masks are fantastic! Glad to meet you~Theresa

  7. I love it Lorena, it's so cute how she looks so surprised to see the sweet little bird! LOL!


  8. Lorena, I am visiting you via blog hopping post from my blog.
    I love your art journal!
    beautiful work and extremely interesting..
    I don't see me on your list of bloghoppers?
    I should be #147.. can you let me know if you see it on your end? Thank you.. nice to meet you.. isn't this fun?