Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bookmark in Faith with Tamiko

I love my handmade papers.  While I don't quite make them in bulk to gift to anyone yet, I do make samples of my papers in the form of bookmarks to give people a chance to experience the varieties of papers and types of paper that can be made if you just think to not just recycle.. but recycling by colors also help.  Here is a bookmark I will be gifting a few friends for the new year.

I always refer people to the Arnold Grummer YouTube Channel, where there is a plethora of video how-tos done by Arnold Grummer himself and members of our design team, don't forget to subscribe!  These papers were first created with scraps from holiday wrapping papers.  I followed the instructions shown for the dip method, here.. for creating paper with my AG Papermill Kit. Then I traced the tags with the Medium Template:Tags for Cards and Pages, so I would have a cleaner edge. Using the template with the paper mill, creates a deckled edge to the handmade paper.

After my tags were made, I lightly brushed them with gel medium before I stamped and decorated them.  I used Jamie Dougherty's Create in Faith Stamps from Prima to embellish my papers.  I really hope my family loves them! I stamped with an archival ink and used my Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and water brush to add color to the stamped images.  I also used my Helmar 450 QuickDry to add my stamped text tag.

I hope you enjoyed my bookmarks. I would love to take a moment to remind you as my bookmark says... Let faith be bigger than your fears, sometimes you have to know in your heart, what you are able to accomplish and let that be enough to tell yourself.. to jump in.. with your eyes open!  Then and only then.. will you conquer any and all fears.. Wishing you all a  NEW YEAR full of opportunity, adventure, happiness, love and fortune.. 

4 comments:

  1. I love bookmarks and choosing which one to use when I read a book, yeah, I'm weird that way!

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  2. I too love bookmarks, need to start making some. Yours is beautiful you did a wonderful job on this.

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  3. Beautiful.....as always.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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