Can you believe it’s May already? I sure can’t. Today I want to show you a quick project, making a bookmark that can be used to “mark your place”. So, let’s get started!
Card stock tag – your choice of size.
Water color mists – I used homemade mists using Brusho Crystals in Bright Red, Orange and Dark Brown
Distress Ink in Campfire
Yarn for tassel
Alcohol markers – I used a Copic Marker in Crimson and an Art n’ Fly in a yellow tone
Distress Matte Media
Chop stamp (I used my dad’s chop that he had made many years ago)
Stayz On Black Ink
Mini Dew Drops – Safari
Start by selecting your dew drop artsy canvas and coloring your book with alcohol ink markers.
Next spritz your tag with the spray of your choice. I used homemade sprays, made with Brusho Watercolor Crystals and Water. If you do this make use about 1/8th teaspoon of color to 1/4 cup of water. The crystals go along way.
While the tag is drying, take a piece of tissue paper and stamp symbols of your choice on it with distress ink. Allow to dry and then stamp your message with alphabet stamps using permanent ink. I used a grungy old typewriter font. Let dry.
Carefully hand cut the book from the canvas, which the tissue and tag are drying.
Adhere the canvas cut to the book mark based using distress matte media. Pro tip: Weight the book mark while it dries. Remember paper has no memory, so if it becomes wrinkled from the spritzing you can easily flatten by placing it under a heavy book or two.
Adhere tissue to the bookmark. Add matte media to the tag and lay tissue down. Gently add matte media over the tissue. This will add depth and the tissue, when dry hardly shows. Do remember if you use water soluble ink it may move a bit during this process.
Finally adhere Dew Drops, as desired. I used them at the top of the book mark, where they will be outside the pages I am marking. Add a ribbon or yarn to form a tassel and you’re all done.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project AND I’ll see you in two weeks again for another project.
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