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Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

Updated March 28, 2019

Create bookmarks with a touch of dimension and an array of materials with these Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks. Mixed media crafts are so wild and fun because you can mix a variety of supplies to create something truly unique. Have a blast with paper, ribbon, twine, glitter, paint, spray mists, and more! You can perfectly customize these DIY bookmarks for any occasion, person, or book. Learn how to make bookmarks with an array of mediums with this bookmark craft.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

Materials:

  • Micro-Tip Scissors No. 5
  • SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (12")
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Brush
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Twine
  • Fabric
  • Sewing Machine
  • Glitter Ribbon
  • Washi Tape

Instructions:

  1. Start by trimming three pieces of cardstock to measure 2 by 6 inches each. I used a textured white cardstock here.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

  1. Next, choose some patterned paper or journaling cards and trim them to fit onto the front of the bookmarks.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

  1. Punch a border from Kraft cardstock. I used the Feathered Friends border punch here. Adhere this border to the bottom on the bookmarks. Next, we are going to add paint. I used a basic, easily available white acrylic paint here. Drop a dollop of the paint onto the bookmark, and then give rough brushstrokes to cover the center and the border of the bookmark. You want the paint to be kind of thick and uneven and the brushstrokes to show through. Then mist lightly with a paint/craft mist. I used a light brown color here.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

Here is a closer look at the process. The mist settles in the grooves of your brush strokes and adds a subtle color.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

  1. Let the paint and mist dry. This can take few minutes up to an hour, depending on your paint.
     
  2. Once it has dried, use a sandpaper file and gently rub the paint off the punched borders. I rubbed off the paint completely here, and that gives a rough texture to the bookmarks. Next add your papers using some narrow washi tape and stitch into place. Punch a hole at the top to thread some twine through.

Beautiful Mixed Media Bookmarks

  1. Add some more embellishments - some scalloped fabric, some glitter tape, and stickers. I also added some messy stitching to finish them off.

 

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These are so fun! I used to make bookmarks when I was younger, and these make me want to pick it back up again. I usually laminate mine so they last longer though.

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