Saturday, July 19, 2008

Colour-on-Black Bookmark Tutorial

How to make a beautiful bookmark:

(Mine is on the left and (8yo) Laura's on the right)

1. Select some stickers. We used gold-edged butterflies.

2. Place stickers on a piece of black card.

3. If you want, at this point you could lightly draw a border around the edge of the bookmark as a guide to where you will leave the edges blank.

4. Using good-quality pencils (we used Prismacolors) and working on a soft even surface such as a magazine, colour around the stickers using the colours and shapes found in the stickers as a guide.

Don't forget to keep your digital pet nearby in case it wants something to eat.

5. Admire your finished bookmarks. These remind us of stained-glass windows. The way these pencils show up so richly on black is just beautiful.

by Laura


Hill upon hill said...

They look beautiful Laura...

Threeundertwo said...

Wow, I have a couple of thoughts here;

1) Those turned out great! I want to make those with my kids.

2) LOL we usually have virtual pets nearby too!

3) I really want to make that pencil case! Is there a pattern somewhere or did you invent it? LOVE it! All the kids need colored pencils for school and my husband sketches - he'd love it too.

Anonymous said...

Your bookmarks are gorgeous. I can hardly believe they are made using pencils. I am going to try your idea with my girls, they will love it.

Mommy Joys said...

What a simple, fun, brilliant idea! And they could even be given as gifts to teach kids the joy of giving! I'm going to have to do this with my 5-year-old son who loves to color and to give gifts!
Thanks for sharing,