Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Magnetic Bookmark 1

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a magnetic bookmark!  There are two tiny magnets to hold the bookmark in place so you will not lose your page.  This is a great back-to-school project so I used a motivational statement suitable for older kids and teens, but it would be good for anyone working toward a goal.

I actually made three bookmarks, and I will be sharing each one in a separate post today.  I got the idea to make the magnetic bookmarks after watching this video here.

Instead of using patterned paper scraps as in the video, I created a cool background with Distress Oxides on scraps of Photo Paper.  I layered each colour using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and dried in between each colour.  It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest.  When finished layering the colours, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here.  This is a new technique to me - I was inspired to try it after watching this video here.

Stamp:  STAMPlorations Quitting - Typografia Motivate, twigs from STAMPlorations Frames and Flowers
Die:  Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Iced Spruce, Blueprint Sketch, maybe others, I was playing)
Other:  Neodymium Disc Magnets 5mm x 1mm (ebay), photo paper scraps

This photo shows how the bookmark looks when open and where the tiny magnets have been affixed behind the inky panels (approximately):

Here's how it looks in a book, held securely in place:

I would like to support these fun challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations Back to School 1/3; STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for looking at my bookmark! Wishing you a joyful day!


Andrea W said...

Such a cool bookmark! I love how you made the background and adding the magnets was a great idea. You should share this at Simply Create Too's bookmark challenge.

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous!! I love the background colors and the beautiful sentiment!! I lose so many bookmarks...the magnets are a great idea!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Great ideas for bookmarks and I can see these as great gifts for all those book worms too besides for those in school.

Scrapper69 said...

Lovely Background and I really like the sentiments used on all 3 of your book marks...


scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing bookmark and I can see that the book tells about a cat... This isn't a surprise, but it makes me smile! :D You are making fabulous gifts for back to school time! Fabulous motivational sentiment!

Bunny said...

I've never seen a bookmark like this. I got to see all 3 and the are all so cute. I love this idea. [Bunny]

Wendy Bellino said...

OMG! This is brilliant and I love the subway art look! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Wendy DT

Craftyfield said...

Great idea! I love the Oxides background too, thanks for sharing with us your lovely bookmarks at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch this summer.

Fikreta said...

its so wonderful!

Hetty said...

Another lovely bookmark.
Great idea to have this in class.