|Two hand made book marks...7" x 2" Paper|
I am taking a workshop this April from Cherryl Moote and so I went to her website and found some wonderful crafty paper ideas that sort of fit with some of the things I like to do.
You can download the patterns here.
They are free to share.
The ones I did are the "easy" ones. I think I'll stick with those. The directions are on the link and you can just run off copies on copy paper. Be sure to run a few extra.
I combined my love of stamping and mark-making with this project by applying a fairly transparent craft acrylic paint first and when dry did some stamping on that in another color. I left the back white which is what you see when you cut out the designs and fold them up. Next time I think I might apply a light coat of a contrasting color...pink or yellow would be nice here.
I cut them out with a craft knife, folded and glued the book mark them on gelli plate printed deli paper with YES glue and then let them dry under weights for a few hours. Then cut out around the outside edges again. You might want to glue them a slightly heavier paper instead of deli wrap. Just to give them a little more strength.
I think one could coat them with a coating of gel medium to strengthen them too.
Our art show (March 9) here at Hawthorne Park sells our donated cards and book marks to earn money for our group.