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It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm. (In fact, you can read all of my posts about books here!)
So of course, I love making any art that’s book-related.
Recently, I was brainstorming about different surfaces to paint on other than canvas.
I wrote about how I decided to paint vinyl records right here, but I also decided that I wanted to try to make cute bookmarks.
Books and music are two of my favorite things, after all!
But anyway, today I thought I’d share my super-easy way of making cute bookmarks. 🙂
When I decided to try making bookmarks, I searched Amazon and came across this pack of blank bookmarks. They’re great quality and they’re super inexpensive for a pack of 100!
When it comes to coloring the bookmarks, I’ve used a couple of different things that work really well. These are the two things that I found work best:
I love painting on canvas with good old-fashioned acrylic paint. But when it comes to painting bookmarks, I found that paint pens or alcohol markers are much easier and less messy!
And lastly, I found these cute tassels on Amazon to put on the bookmarks. I love color coordinating them because I feel like it definitely brings the whole bookmark together!
(I also use a laminator at the end, but that’s optional.)
The process of making the bookmark is super easy!
I’ve made about 10 bookmarks so far. For most of them, I sketch out the design in pencil first in case I make any big mistakes.
Then I color in the bookmark, attach a tassel to it, and I’m done.
Like I said, super easy! You can make any design you want – fan art, book-related art, quotes, or any other random thing you like. 🙂
I also use a laminator machine to laminate the bookmarks when I’m done, but that’s totally optional.
As you can see from the bookmarks I made below, there are tons of possibilities you can make – patterns, characters, quotes, etc.
Making these are also great because if you’re like me, you’re constantly losing bookmarks somehow, haha.
I can’t wait to make more because I have so many ideas too!
Side note: if you’d like to purchase any bookmarks from me, you can find them in my Etsy shop.
Have you ever tried making cute bookmarks? Is this something you’d like to try? Let’s chat in the comments!