While trying to concoct a few phrases for this entry, I realized this is my 3rd post for this month. Looking back at my archive, I declare this month a very good one! Yay!
The project I am showing you today is a little corner bookmark made with a lot of love for a dear, dear friend of mine who now lives abroad and whom I get to see only a few times a year. I wanted to give her a little gift, but something practical instead of one of my framed works and because she loves to read, a bookmark with quilled flowers felt like the perfect present.
The internet is full of tutorials for these. After making a few different models, I settled for this square one which measures 6/6cm.
The idea was to make and elegant and sturdy bookmark, so I used 160g/sm red cardboard and 120g/sm brown paper. The paper with pattern comes from a gift bag, lucky me the colors matched!
Here is a back view:
And here is how it looks ‘in action’ 🙂
And how it looks when the book is closed:
I hope I didn’t get carried away with the quilled flowers and made too many, but I just adore this little bunch! To seal it, I applied one layer of water-based varnish, but I must say I liked the flowers without the gloss more, I feel like they don’t even look like they are made of paper. I can only hope they will last forever! 🙂
Oana, until next time, I’ll miss you dearly! I hope you will enjoy my little present!
While working on this project I realized that the life of a crafter without punches, sheets of paper with pretty patterns and so on is dull. Dull, dull, dull! So Ladies (and Gents) I’m asking you , which are you most beloved, treasured, can’t-live-without, precious supplies for crafting? Help a girl make a SHORT (if possible) shopping list! 🙂 Thank you!