Watercolor Bookmarks with Josefine

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Hi everyone, It’s Josefine.  I’m super excited to share a fun and quick project!

I love to send happy mail. And I have quite a few recipients outside the US and am always looking for a little extra that I can send with the card without paying a lot for the postage fee. I found that bookmarks are perfect for that.

So, I thought I share an idea with you which allows you to create a bunch at once. For this project, I’m using the Doodle Garden background stamp and the Thanks and Smile die. The background stamp is great for coloring, but I don’t have the patience for that :P

The next best way to color this background are watercolor powders. I wanted to go for a grungy look, so I used the PaperArtsy Infusions. I cut 4 pieces of watercolor paper, each a little bigger than the background stamp.

I stamped onto two of them using Versamark and clear embossing powder. Then I sprinkled the water color powder on top, added water and let the magic happen.  Colorburst or Brusho powders will work great for this technique.

20180216-1-7 For the other two pieces, I started with the water color powders and heat embossed them afterwards. One with a gold sparkle embossing powder and the other one with a black and white one.

20180216-1-6 After everything was dry and embossed, I cut the pieces in half and removed some of the edges. Now I punched holes into the top and added twine to all the bookmarks. At the end, I added the Thanks and Smile words to the tags. I kept those simple as I wanted to draw the attention to the background.

20180216-1-5 Do you create bookmarks every now and then? I would love to see them!

Thanks for stopping by!

STOCK UPDATE!  Doodle Garden Background Stamp is back in stock!  We got a shipment this afternoon and they went straight on the shelf!

  • Caroline B March 5, 2018, 9:24 pm

    Love the slightly grungy look the colour burst powders give. Each version is unique and the keep-sake bookmark is a great way to make art practical! We always talk about if someone is “card-worthy,” i.e.: will they appreciate our hand-made gift, or toss it in the recycle bin. No-on will do that with your bookmarks!
    P.S. I ordered my Doodle Garden stamp today :)

  • Joanne Guarino March 6, 2018, 10:01 am

    Great technique! I haven’t made bookmarks in awhile. You have given me some ideas to make some new ones. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe March 7, 2018, 7:37 pm

    I love these! So beautiful!!

  • Josefine Fouarge March 11, 2018, 10:55 pm

    Caroline, Joanne, Kirsty – thanks so much for all you sweet comments :) I’m so glad you enjoyed my bookmarks!

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