Saturday, April 09, 2011

Birdy Bookmark


I have been making a bookmark for a swap on UK Stampers Forum and initially had no idea what theme to do it in.  I ended up using some fab quirky bird stamps from Personal Impressions (Knotty & Friends - Trotty, Lotty & Botty)

They were stamped onto thin white card in black archival ink and then coloured with Copic markers in bold colours with some areas coloured in gold pen to highlight.


The images were then trimmed out leaving a thin border and set aside.

The bookmark base was a piece of card cut to size and covered on both sides with a paper from My Minds Eye (Stella & Rose - Hazel).  I used Claudine Helmuths Studio matte multi-medium applied with a wide brush as an adhesive.

The coloured birdy cut-outs were then adhered with the same medium and the 'Tweet Tweet' words stamped twice on each side of the bookmark.

The edges of the bookmark were painted with an uneven border of Decoart rich espresso metallic paint with a small brush and the edges rubbed over with dark brown chalk ink to colour any white left behind.

I then gave the whole thing a good coat of the matte multi-medium to seal and provide durability.

Sid xx

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  1. great bookmark Sid - love the way you've coloured the bird images

  2. Wow! What fabulous colours, I love the backing paper too.

  3. fab book makes love the bright colour birds

  4. Great quirky birds, I'm sure the bookmark will raise a smile every time the book gets opened!

  5. Great idea for a bookmark, at least with those bold images and bright colours you won't lose your page - lol xxxxx

  6. I love those little birdies Sid :)

  7. How adorable! love them all:) I love bookmarks, so does my daughter, she loves to read. love it!

  8. Wow i need to get myself some of those Markers! and the birds stamps are very cool!

  9. Fabulous bookmark. Love the birdies,
    xxx Hazel.

  10. I love your bookmark Sid! Birds are my 'thing' and these ones are lovely!

  11. What fab, fun bookmarks Sid. Love the names.

  12. hi Sid,

    The birdies are brilliant! Love them!



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