Thursday, December 27, 2007

Distressed Bookmarks





These are some distressed bookmarks that I've created for some of my generous blog readers and friends. I love the effect created using paper doileys in my last two projects, therefore I've continued to use it in these bookmarks too.

"Journey of Your Heart" bookmark:



1. I've used the pine needles and black soot distress ink to mask (using paper doileys as mask)and ink the background. I've also used the scissors distressing technique to distress the edges of the bookmark and inked with the black soot distress ink.


2. Then, I've added layers of pattern paper and paper doiley. To add some details, I've added some stamping, flowers and sequins to it.

"Cherish" bookmark:

1. First I've masked the background using a paper doiley, some distress ink (black soot) and some white pigment ink. I've also distressed the edges of the bookmark using the scissors distressing technique and inked it using some distress ink (black soot). Later I've added layers of pattern paper and paper doileys (I've used the spice marmalade and tea dye distress ink to ink on the paper doiley first).

2. To add some details, I've added some stamping, doodling, flowers and sequins.

"Love" bookmark:


1. First I've masked the background using a paper doiley and some distress ink (pine needles and faded jeans). I've also distressed the edges of the bookmark using the scissors distressing technique and inked it using some distress ink (black soot). Then, I've stamped the "love" using the faded jeans distress ink.

2. I've torn out a strip of vellum and inked on the edges using some distress ink. I've sprinkled some embossing powder (antique colour) on the edges and later use a heat tool to emboss it. (Tip: Distress ink can also be used as embossing ink)

3. To add some details to it, I've stamped and embellished it with some flowers.

"Best Friends" bookmark:

1. First, I've torn out some mulberry paper and some tissue paper to paste on the card stock.
2. Then I've used a cosmetic sponge and some distress ink (spice marmalade and vintage photo) to ink over the textured surface.
3. I've used a paper doiley (partly folded) to layer on the lower left corner and I've inked it using the tea dye distress ink.
4. I've used the black soot distress ink and rub it directly on the uneven textures. Then I've sprinkled some embossing powder on it. Lightly tap on the card stock to remove some of the embossing powder. I've used a heat tool to emboss it. This will create the "sandy rock" look.
5. As for the "best friends" word, I've used the spice marmalade distress ink to stamp it and unevenly sprinkled some embossing powder on it. Tap it to remove most of the embossing powder and only a small amount left on the stamped word. Later, using a heat tool to emboss it. This will create a distressed look to the word.
6. I've added a flower to soften the overall "sandy rock" look of the bookmark.

15 comments:

chowchow said...

Nice bookmarks Irene. I like the doily effect too. Its very feminine and detailed at the same time.

michtou said...

que c'est beau!!!

Els said...

oh my god !!! these are wonderfull !!!

ULLA said...

I love your style!!!! Wonderful, I must test your effects...

AgilityIG said...

Puppy T - these are gorgeous!!! I read a lot, but always "dog ear" my pages - not good!! LOL. You are so creative!!

~KRISTY~ said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS BOOKMARKS YOU HAVE CREATED IRENE,THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL AS ALWAYS! I JUST LOVE THE DISTRESS INKS YOU ARE USING AT THE MOMENT THEY GIVE AN AWESOME EFFECT.

stamp and scrape said...

Love these doily tags - thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.
Happy Christmas.
Ros

Doulanana said...

beautiful work,as always!Off to get some paper doilies tomorrow!

Tania said...

Gorgeous tags! Nice idea to use these doils!

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

My Paper World said...

They are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and creative!!!!

Danisha said...

Exquisite (not sure I spelled that right) but these are truly beautiful.

Susie Gray said...

There are hardly enough words to describe your work! Your technique and creativity astound me!

Honetly though.. I would have never thought of using a cosmetic sponge! great idea! Awesome work!

Peridot&Sapphire said...

interesting piece of artwork! keep it up Irene...

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