Monday, September 7, 2015

Easy to Make Book Marks

Hi, it's Ann here today with a simple project for you.  For those of us who still enjoy reading paper versions of books, we never seem to have too many book marks.  Today I am sharing with you how you can make these Page Corner type Bookmarks to use or give as a small gift.



First, start off with a sheet of handmade paper.  Of course the best way to recycle some junk mail is to use the Arnold Grummer way of making handmade paper with the pour and mould method.  Recycle some more by using a piece of thick paper or cardboard and make yourself a handy little template that you can use over and over again.



You will need a five inch square to begin.  Section off into four equal squares, and section two squares into triangles. (see picture)



Cut out the remaining piece and you have a template to make the bookmark
Place the template over the sheet of handmade paper, trace, and cut.



Using a bone folder or the back of a spoon score and fold the paper. (see picture)



Use a good tacky glue to glue the triangles together, and create a pocket that will slip over the corner of the page in your book.



I took it a step further and collaged a dried flower onto the corner.  In a previous post (here) I explain how I use the "Micro-Fleur" to dry and press some flowers.



It is a good idea to give the bookmark a top coat of sealer to make it more durable.



Once the template has been made it is easy to just make a bunch of these!

Have fun, and thanks for stopping by.  Please, visit my blog for other handy dandy tips and how to's at:  www.annmakes.blogspot.com

2 comments:

  1. Such a clever idea! These would be wonderful gifts!

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  2. I love corner bookmarks and the flower is perfect!! Great embellishment to give a book to someone!

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