Sunday, September 13, 2009
Cheers to Bookmarks!
Or you can do what I did and just cut a 1.25 inch strip from the 8.5 inch side of my cardstock. For those of you challenged by (or fearful of) fractions and decimals that means: Put your paper in your trimmer and cut a smallish strip from short side of the paper - this isn't going in an envelope so who cares what the size is.
This one is done in one of the 2009-2010 In-colors, Crushed Curry, and the stamp set is Cheers to You. The mug was stamped in Stazon ink on watercolor paper then water-colored by using the Crushed Curry marker. "Huh?" you ask. "How do you watercolor with a marker?"
Here is how: Take something plastic - I use the lid to an old margarine tub, scribble with your marker on the plastic, then pick up the color with your aqua painter, paint! Pretty simple. I wanted to watercolor on this project because I wanted to have shadows and variations on my mug and I just do that better in watercolor. (Hmmm.... Why can I color a beer mug with greater detail than I can color a flower? I'm sure there is food for thought there, but we are going to get back to paper and ink)
"But how did you get the foam?" you inquire. (My, you have a lot of questions today.) I used Liquid Applique. SU doesn't sell it but it isn't hard to find. Just color it on - let dry - then get that foam to rise with your heat tool (just like heat embossing). Tip - really let the applique dry like the directions tell you - you get a different look than if you heat it immediately. But I understand, sometimes a girl just can't wait to get on with her cute project! It's OK - it will still foam even if you can't wait.
Make a couple of these scrapling bookmarks and include them for a personal touch when you give books as gifts. It is just scrap paper - costs so little yet really takes that gift to the next level. These would be really cute with a cookbook - where cooks need to mark pages and have them STAY marked. At least that is what I assume cooks do - not being a very good one, I can't say for sure.
I'd love to see what you can come up with. Send me photos or links so I can check out your work too.