Geisha Bookmark

Materials

  • Ivory cardstock
  • Ribbon: orange dot; cream/black check
  • Black plastic cording
  • Bead(s)

Tools

  • Rubber stamps: Geisha from Oriental 2 plate; Script Text from ATC plate
  • Ink pads: Jet Black StazOn; brown chalk
  • Metallic Rub-Ons pigments: Sunburst; Russet; White Sparkle
  • Blender pen
  • Plastic wrap

Directions

STEP 1

  • Refer to “Masking How-To” to stamp images onto cardstock. Cut cardstock to 2-1/4”x6-1/2” around image, leaving mask in place. Trim top corners to create tag.

STEP 2

  • Use crumpled piece of plastic wrap to dab cardstock with brown chalk ink, covering surface.

STEP 3

  • Remove mask and color in image using blender pen and rub-on pigments; use photo as guide. Apply pigments randomly to background, as well.

STEP 4

  • Cut and adhere short length of orange ribbon to top of bookmark for tab.

STEP 5

  • Cut 7” length from check ribbon and tie around bottom of bookmark. Tie plastic cording around ribbon and add beads; knot cording to secure.

More

  • 1. Challenge yourself to create a bookmark for every book you gift to someone this year.
  • 2. Affix bookmark to plain card front using temporary adhesive; instruct recipient to remove and use it.

Masking How-to

  • 1. Stamp desired foreground image (here, Geisha) onto cardstock.
  • 2. Stamp identical image onto 3M Post-it note, predominately over adhesive-backed area; scrap paper may also be used along with removable adhesive.
  • 3. Carefully cut out second image, the mask, right on perimeter or just inside it; align and adhere mask over first image.
  • 4. Stamp background image (here, script text) onto cardstock, right over mask.
by Heather Getson
Geisha Bookmark
Geisha Bookmark