Thursday 14 March 2013


Carolyn's post today on 12 Months in View was about a children's book and she invited us to make a bookmark.

Continuing with my green theme and recycling I started with a large tag that already had some colour on it.  I wasn't sure what I had used but it looked as though it might be ink.

And I was right.  Because when I spread gesso over it, the gesso sucked up the colour.

So instead of white the gesso became a pale shade of green.  I put some Distress Ink on it and it didn't take at all so I sprayed ink on instead.  Most of which either faded into the gesso or got wiped off by the paper towel I rolled over it.

To be honest I had a lot on my mind so I wasn't really concentrating and picked up whatever was to hand on the table!!   I sprayed some orange ink and wiped most of it off by rolling the paper towel over it.   There was a stencil so I put that on top and spread modelling paste through it. . . . . .
. . . . which also sucked up the original green!!!!

When the modelling paste was dry I stamped randomly over the top.  Then I cut the tag down to a bookmark size.

I stuck some letters on and drew round them with a black pen.   I stamped a quote and inked the edges with turquoise distress ink.

I don't usually make bookmarks so this was an interesting challenge made more difficult by having no idea what I was doing.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I like it! sometimes not having a plan is the best plan!

  2. Those are usually the ones most fun to do! Love your bookmark.


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