This post is about some more bookmarks I have made recently. These feature women cut from old pattern sleeves and colorful scrapbook papers. I’ll show you how I made them.
Cover bookmarks with pieces of vintage text and pattern tissue. Don’t think about it too much. Just place the papers down and glue them on.
Select some nice brightly colored scrapbook papers.
Cut papers into circles of varying sizes. I used some circle dies I have but you could always draw around round objects of different sizes and cut them out.
Glue the paper circles, pattern lady and quote on each bookmark.
I cut the quote into strips so they would fit on the bookmark. They look like they are just floating on the paper so I take and extra step to make them feel more incorporated onto the bookmark.
I used black watercolor pencil to loosely trace around each word strip. Now the words blend in better with the background.
Pop the bookmarks into plastic sleeves if you have them. I used the same colorful wool for the tassel that I used on the mixed media bookmarks from my last post.
Don’t forget to cover the backs to give them a proper finish. Now it’s your turn to use some vintage papers and pictures to create your own fun bookmarks!
I hope you like these fun bookmarks. They will also be for sale at the Spring Vintage Home Market.
As promised, dear readers, this is my 25th blog post and therefore the BIG giveaway. This is my great big thank you to all of my faithful readers and new readers alike. The rules are simple. Just write a comment at the end of this blog where it says, “Leave a comment” and you will be entered to win. Only ONE person will win this time so ALL the goodies will be theirs! This give away is open to EVERYONE!!!! If you are afraid to enter because you are my friend, or we have a working relationship, or you are a family member this give away IS FOR YOU. SO ENTER!!! Please DO NOT just leave a “like” on my Face Book page as that will not get you entered into the drawing. All comments must be posted by 12AM Tuesday, December 18th to qualify. The winner will be picked by the official counting house of “Adam and his hat”. On with the good stuff, what you could win!!!
This bracelet was made by Helga King. I purchased it from a local Christmas craft fair just for this give away.
The story behind these wipes is from a previous post. Check it out if you haven’t read it already.
I want everyone of you to give mixed media art a try. There are no rules and it is so fun. Look up examples online for inspiration. Make cards, pictures, magnets, bookmarks or whatever strikes your fancy. Some of the goodies are:
Sheets of vintage music
Sheets of handwritten vintage ledger paper
Sheets from a french reading book
A stack of small manilla envelopes
A stack of English word cards
A stack of Bible Verse Cards
Some large decoupaged (by me) tags
Crepe paper,silk flowers, a small clothes peg, various cutouts, paper poufs (made by me), some pink vintage wired tinsel
There are also some other surprises included with this lot.
Sorry the picture is so bad. This is a set of six cute little bird cupcake toppers that I made.
So, I hope you are happy with what I am giving away this time. Except for the wet wipes, everything in this giveaway is of the theme “Hand Made”. Thank you again for reading my blog. God bless you all and good luck!!!!