Monday, 23 April 2012

Anything Goes with a tutorial..

Welcome in the Craft Lane...

It is the second week of 'Anything Goes' at Art With No Boundaries.

Last week I made an intricately folded project, so I decided to keep it simple this week with a magnetic bookmark.

I've used the Solitaire Swirl and Monocle to decorate my bookmark:

As a little bonus to all who visit, I have assembled a tutorial to show how quick and easy this bookmark is to make.

You need : An image, a strip of card, about 3 x the height of your image, magnetic strip (I recycled some pieces from promotional items), and the other usual tools.

I cut my image with a pinking shears for interest. The card strip was measured and trimmed using the image as a guide.

My new toy: a Martha Stewart board. I used it to score the strip.

Colour the image and adhere.

I decided not to blend the pencil. I like the uneveness, it gives the image more texture without adding bulk.

Add magnetic strip.

Voila, a fun bookmark!

NOTE: Do not use more than 2 -3 layers, otherwise it gets too thick and might damage your books.
I used the brighter card for the tutorial because it is easier to photograph. Now I have 2 bookmarks!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and is inspired to join in the challenge!


Ellis said...

Wonderful bookmark you made Rene! =)
Thanks for the tutrial too!
Hugs, Elenor

Chris / CS Designs said...

Rene, Fabulous project and tutorial. Also love the gold color combination. Thanks so much for doing this, I will definitely have to give this try, it is so very cool.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Sharon said...

This is very celver Rene! A great bookmark and I love what you have done with the Solitaire image!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tip Top said...

Great idea for a bookmark - I do like making bookmarks so this is a nice twist on it!

Annie said...

Hi Rene. I love the image you have used and what a great idea to make a bookmark. Thank you for the tutorial.

I have been browsing your posts and I am now your newest follower. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations......Annie :)

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this bookmark and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

CTgirl said...

Hi Annie
Thanks for your lovely remarks and for becoming a follower!

I am so glad that I can inspire you. That is a wonderful bonus, because I really enjoy creating cards, etc!