Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Faux WatercolorCanvas Bookmark

Faux Watercolor Canvas Bookmark
By Gail Green

Welcome to the Linnie Blooms Design Team Blog Hop! A link list appears at the end of my project so you can continue hopping and leaving comments to win a prize....$50 worth of Linnie Blooms products!  WOWZA!


And now...here's my project!

My NEW attractive bookmark project is truly a functional work of art! 


This clever design includes a canvas feather to hold your reading spot.  Simply place the bookmark behind the page and slip the feather over page! 




MATERIALS USED:

Linnie Blooms Canvas Bookmark and Canvas Leaf Shape, Bloom Stencil/Mask, Shabby Trim (green)

Kreinik #16 Braid #5520

Sakura Micron PIGMA 08 Waterproof Pigment Ink Pen

Plaid Decorator Glaze (Linen, Aqua, New Leaf, Bluebell, Lemon Yellow, Paprika, Neutral); #12 Flat Paintbrush

Misc: Toothpick, Embroidery Needle, Button

Note: Use Neutral  Glaze to blend or soften colors, as desired.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Stroke a smooth coat of Linen in center of bookmark. Apply Aqua and New Leaf side-by-side on brush. Using a vertical stroke, quickly brush paint onto bookmark, using Neutral to blend and extend drying time. Stroke Bluebell along bottom edge and dab along the top edge; blend into the other colors. Dry.





Place stencil over bookmark, 1/3 from bottom edge.




Brush or sponge Lemon Yellow in center, blending a small amount of Paprika along edges. 





Place straight stencil edge in center of shape, as shown. Using the toothpick, draw a line across to establish a horizon. 



Working quickly, use long loose strokes and blend down to create reflection. Dry several hours






Add Lemon Yellow and Linen to brush and brush up into the sky. If desired, dab additional layers of Linen and Yellow to Sun section above the horizon line. Add swirling lines of Line and Lemon Yellow in the reflection below the horizon. Dry several hours.


Paint the feather Aqua; add Bluebell along the edges. Dry several hours. Write phrase and draw feather lines with pen.  Attach the feather and button to the bookmark with cord. Place Shabby Trim bow as shown and secure with cord. 




















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6 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

Gail, LOVE this project and the great way you used the stencil! Very cool!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

What a nice job. Lovely gradation of colours.

cghundley said...

Great idea, very
creative and unique!
Love the colors and
that feather.
Carla from Utah

Leslie said...

beautiful, and creative. thanks for sharing

The Gov. said...

I LOVE this idea ... so clever!
Might have to lift it :)

Tanya said...

Great bookmark, I love the idea of the feather!