Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Steampunk Style Book Mark for Summer Books

One of our challenges with Imagine for the month of August is to create something with the word “Motion”in mind. I have created a book mark for several reasons. I love the ocean and the constant motion that can be found there, not only with the movement of the water but all the creatures in the sea that seem to be always on the move. The Dog Days of August make me want to head down to the beach with a good, old fashioned paperback novel, for which I need a book mark. This book mark is made with Graphic 45 paper that is called “Voyage Beneath the Sea”; it has a distinctive Steampunk flair to it. There’s a lot of inky goodness on the front of the tag and a surprise appearance of a mermaid on the back. Enjoy your summer reading!
Time: 1 hour


Step 1:
Create a master board on Bristol paper that will be the water like background. To make sure that the Glaze doesn’t soak into the paper, apply a thin coat of gesso to the water color paper before beginning.  Make sure the gesso is dry. This master board was created with StazOn Studio Glaze applied with a Smudgees Sponge Mitt and a little water to blend the colors, first Emerald City, then Bahama Blue and then Gold. Each color was applied through a stencil and heat dried in between to set the color.
Cut off the desired portion for the marker.  This one measures 8 ¾” by 3 ¼”. Save the rest of the master board for another project.
Step 2:
Choose a stamp that looks like something under the sea and stamp an image with StazOn Midnight Blue ink at the bottom of the marker.


Step 3:
Cut a piece of paper for backing out of sea themed paper, this one is from Graphic 45. This panel measures 3 ½” by 9 ½”. Cut another snippet of paper to glue on the bottom. The seahorse is a die cut from Sizzix that has been colored in with Memento Markers. The stickers match the paper collection.

Step 4:
Adhere the panel to the backing paper; glue some sequins to look like bubbles. Tiny glass beads mimic sand at the bottom of the ocean, On Point Glue is perfect for adhering tiny details like this.

Here is the front side of the finished tag with a tiny bit of glass glitter added to the sand area.

The back is pretty too.

Supply list
Imagine Supplies
Ink- StazOn Midnight Blue
StazOn Studio Glaze-Emerald City, Bahama Blue, Gold
Memento Markers-Tangelo, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Palette knife
Craft mat
Smudgees sponge mitt

Other Supplies
Bristol water color paper
Stencil by Artistcellar
Graphic 45 “Voyage to Beneath the Sea” paper collection and stickers
Finnabair Glass Beads-White Gold, Copper, Platinum
Prima Glass Glitter
Sizzix Die Cut-Sand and Sea (seahorse)
Spray bottle of water
Paper cutter

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs ~ Renee

1 comment:

  1. Loving your fab bookmarks Renee! And I am with you about the novel and beach- wish I was closer I would join you for an ice tea and good read! hugs,Jackie xx