A Bookmark

Today I am back with another project created for the ongoing challenge that BożenA and I do together. It was her turn to call the topic and she chose "Create a Bookmark". There were no requirements of any kind as to method, technique or anything else, just create a bookmark. I don't read much anymore and when I do, I read on my Kindle, so I decided to create a bookmark for my journaling Bible and use it to highlight a verse that spoke to me recently.


My initial thought on the text was to print it out on my new laser printer and then foil it. So I printed it with a bolder font onto Strathmore Toned Tan paper as I wanted to add an image too that I was going to color with my pencils. I love pencils on kraft colored paper. Well I duly printed it and ran it through the laminator and when the big reveal came - NOTHING!! Oh boy, not a piece of foil had stuck to the text. I am not sure the cause, but I think it may be that the paper has too much texture. So anyway, back to my trusty foiling method of foiling with adhesive. I coated the letters in Zig 2-way glue and left it to dry. I then applied the foil and this time the big reveal came and I had foiled letters, even though they were not as evenly done as I would have got if the toner method had worked.


I then stamped the rose bud from a Kaisercraft stamp set that I had won a long time ago and had yet to use and then colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I did the background shading in soft pastels and then fixed it with spray fixative.


The bookmark was completed by adding the hole at the top which I reinforced with two small circles and then threaded a gold ribbon through.

I am excited to see BożenA's bookmark. Please take a look at what she has made and leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Toned Tan
Toned Tan
Zig Pen
Zig Pen
Gold Foil
Gold Foil
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Soft Pastels
Soft Pastels
Workable Fixative
Workable Fixative
Circle Inifinity Dies
Circle Inifinity Dies
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe
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12 comments

  1. I knew your card would be wonderful. I also have a problem with gold letters in the laminating machine. I've never been able to do this before. I admire how precisely you applied the glue to the letters. Your sentiment looks beautiful. And the rose picks up a voice. What an amazing coloring !! A wonderful bookmark, I think it will serve you beautifully.
    Thank you very much for having another fun together. I love our games and I am looking forward to the next topic. This time it's time for you :-)
    hugs,
    BożenA

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  2. OH! What a disappointment about the foiling, but then success and it all looks just wonderful Monica.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful advice, I will heed it to be sure. Thank you.
    Faith x

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  3. Oh gosh, I admire your persistence and your steady hand at applying the glue... the finished effect is beautiful and I rather like the letters uneven... it makes it totally unique :) x

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  4. Great project and foiling I find is hard without the right equipment. xx

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  5. It's beautiful, Monica, and a lovely idea for one's Bible! The foiling, and kraft color, look amazing together! hugs, de

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  6. Monica your bookmark is beautiful, gorgeous yellow rose bud and golden font letters for your bible verse.
    I'm not much into reading books anymore other than on my Kindle. My Mom, only reads paperback books, this is a keeper idea to make her a pretty bookmark. Hugs, Lori m

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  7. I absolutely love this bookmark....so beautiful. I also love your bible. The graphics on the edge of the page is simply wonderful!

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  8. What a lovely bookmark.Great verse and foiling. [Bunny]

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  9. Hi Monica! Doncha just love the grand art experiments we enter into? I'm glad the manual foiling "back-up" method just about always works and is actually pretty hard to mess up. I say that with myself in mind, as that's the only way I've foiled so far and I can do it! LOL Anyway, your bookmark ended up beautiful and the foiled words look pretty darn great! Love your coloring, too. Hope y'all aren't melting out there. I know you are used to it. I have a FB friend who keeps posting how many days until Autumn, but I've been enjoying most of our summer says so far. Well, the mornings and evenings, anyway! Hugs, xoxo

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  10. The foiled lettering and pencil coloring on kraft are beautiful, Monica! A perfect bookmark for your Bible!

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  11. Your bookmark is beautiful, Monica! I love how you persevered and applied the foil with glue. It gave it lots of interest and shine and your colored rose is stunning! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Beautiful bookmark and rose, the foiling turned out great despite the hiccup
    Carol x

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