Monday, February 23, 2015

Awash with Color - Bookmarks

I racked and racked my brain for something to include in my handmade traveling art journal as a little "happy" for all the participants.  I considered scraps, die cuts, ATCs, bookmarks, anything I could think of.  I even sat down and tried to make something twice.  Nothing came together.  It was extremely frustrating.  Then an Amazon order came in!  I had ordered the Peacock Feathers stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and a lovely peacock stamp from Inkadinkado (you gotta love Amazon's add-ons!).

I used mixed media paper and sprayed with Dylusions Ink in Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue, and Funky Fuchsia.  I lay the peacock feathers stencil over my paper and spritzed with water - ghosting the pattern of the stencil.  I stamped my peacocks and then added sentiments from the "Art & Possibility" stamp set by Donna Downey (Unity Stamp Co).  Let me tell you - those stamps are wonderful, but they are tiny!  I mean teensy weensy itty bitty tiny!  As a final addition to the bookmarks, I added some circles in Peacock Feathers distress ink by Inkadinkado (Circle and Dots), inked the edges and called the front done!

The backs were very plain - if I'd been more ambitious I'd have sprayed them too, but I got lazy.  I did stamp "and then there was a boy" by Suzi Blu (Unity Stamp Co), signed, dated, and added our group's hashtag so everyone would know when and where they came from.

I hope everyone will enjoy these little bookmarks.  Once I finally got going (with this idea) I had a lot of fun making them!

Happy Creating y'all!

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