Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Magnetic Bookmark 2

Hi, everybody!  I'm back again today with another bookmark!  I made three of them - you can see my first one here, and stay tuned for one more.

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 got the idea to make 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, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here.  I was inspired to try this technique after watching this video here.

Stamp:  STAMPlorations What You Get - Typografia Motivate
Die:  Double-stitched Rectangle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides (Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Twisted Citron, more or less, 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: Crafter's Castle AG Optional Elegant or Shabby Chic 1/3 C10; Cupcake Inspirations Back to School 2/3; Pile It On New Technique (bookmark with magnets) UE; Southern Girls Stamping 1E C10; 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!


Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the colors in this bookmark and that is a wonderful sentiment as well.

Lisa said...

Oohh, these colors are so stunning!! And another beautiful sentiment!! I just love these!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrapper69 said...

LOVE the colors on this one! Another great bookmark!


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

You are a genius my friend!! :D A bookmark is just perfect for back to school (even if I can't think about this ... :(( I really don't want come back to school!!! LOL :D )
Great idea using photo paper ad oxides for your bookmarks magnets!! Love the vibrant colours and the sentiment!! Well done!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fab bookmark! Love the magnetic finish, such a cool idea and that awesome sentiment. But the gorgeous inky background is the show stopper! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Southern Girls for our 'Stamping' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Craftyfield said...

I love this one too and the next... Thanks for joining us again at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch!

Fikreta said...

Love this one!
its my favorite!

Hetty said...

Great ide to make a bookmark like this with a lovely sentiment.
So colorful!

Keti's Projects said...

What a fun idea for a bookmark with magnet. And I love your new technique too. Thanks for sharing your ideas on Pile It On every week. Love to see your work. Keti (DT)