Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Worksheet Wonders Bookmarks

I'm going to my first Art Retreat in October and wanted to make something to trade with other participants. I made bookmarks out of worksheet wonders based on the technique from Trish.
For the front side, I started with a 12"x 12" sheet that had been in the bottom of my spray box.I made stripes by placing down masking tape.
I sprayed some blue Radiant Rain and terra cotta Adirondack ink. When I removed two of the pieces of masking tape, it tore off the underlying color.
No problems, just an opportunity to add more color. I used Distress inks.
I stamped on flourishes with acrylic paint.
Stamped on script with Brilliance ink done sporadically. This is a faint image, here's a close up.
I punched out 14 tags from this sheet, and stamped the word "art" on the front with black Archival ink. Here is a sample of the front varieties. I love how this technique transforms "waste" paper into something "artistic".
For the back, I choose another sheet of 12" x 12" paper that had been in the bottom of my spray box. I added color by rubbing on Distress inks and misted with water.
I added text to a diamond stamp and then stamped on my paper.
I also stamped on a texture stamp with acrylic paint. These two steps add depth to the background.
I stamped a variety of images with black Archival ink.
I covered the surface with iridescent embossing powder and heat set.
Wrinkled up the paper, then straightened it out.
Reheated areas and rubbed on some foil.
I straighted the paper as well as I could and cut out the tags, because the paper was wrinkled, I didn't get 14 pieces, I only got 12. I used some of my previous worksheet wonders to finish the other backs. Here is some of the variety on the backs.
I adhered the fronts to the backs. Used black Archival ink to color the edges and added ribbons.
I hope some of the participants will want to trade with me!


Manna said...

You are so totally clever and creative! I am blown away by what I see here! Thanks for blessing me with great eye candies! Have a wonderful time at the Retreat!

Dragonlady said...

I don't think you will have any trouble at all trading those beautiful tags....Loved the tut on how you did the backgrounds...

Maggi said...

Save one for me!!!!