Saturday, April 12, 2014

A bookmark for mum - tutorial

Hi all Debbie here…
I thought a book mark tutorial will go great here in the month celebrating mothers everywhere… they need time out to read…. so lets encourage that.


Grab two of your handmade papers that you like the look of together….

these where coloured with post it notes in the process of paper making….

The bubble look appeared when I had added 1/4 teaspoon of delight clay to the paper pulp in the blender.
I let the bubbles settle and pop on the paper pulp while in the deckle then proceeded with the sponge after that.


I tore the papers the width I wanted, to the full length of the papers which is the size of an average book I have - with a ruler as my guide.

with selected stamps I stamped the paper that will be the top layer…

This top layer is slightly smaller than the bottom layer.


stick both layers together and then punch three holes in the bottom of your bookmark (or the top if you wish)

I used a 1/4" hand punch from Fiskars

Cut 3 five inch strips of ribbon that go with your chosen papers.

to add the ribbons to the bookmark…

fold in half
feed the loop through the hole
feed the ends of the ribbon through the loop
very CAREFULLY pull and manoeuvre the ends of the ribbon down wards.

and trim the ribbon ends at an angle
I used Helmar 450 quick dry glue to secure the ribbon in place.

then I was done!

Why not also make yourself one. ;)



















Thanks for dropping by and I hope you give this tutorial a go.

Debbie Buckland
artycrafty.wordpress.com



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