Follow Your Butterflies Mixed Media Bookmarks

Hi everyone. Nicole here with two gorgeous mixed media bookmarks I created using the TCW2209 Beautiful Sentiments Stamp and TCW2203 Missing You Stamp set.

Disclaimer: “The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.”

To begin, I used my Sizzix and metal bookmark dies to make the bookmarks.

Next, I applied acrylic paint to my Gel Press gel plate using a palette knife and then used a brayer to smooth out the paint onto the plate. A little paint goes a long way. I added less paint so that I could control the paint better for a more distressed look. Then, I placed the bookmark down over the paint and used a brayer to add pressure to the plate. I repeated this step with the blue, green and orange acrylic paint, one-by-one.

Once I was satisfied with the background, I grabbed the TCW2209 Beautiful Sentiments Stamp and TCW2203 Missing You Stamp set and stamped the images onto the bookmarks using black ink.

To make the images pop even more, I colored them in using alcohol markers. EEEK, I love this color scheme so much!

I really wanted to add some gems…but was afraid the gems would ruin the book pages…so I left them off so that the bookmark is completely flat.

These butterflies make me so happy. Aren’t they beautiful? Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

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