Mixed Media bookmarks

Got some bookmarks to share that are mixed media and that use some scraps!

The base for these is from packaging I've saved from my time as a Crew Member at Canvas Corp. They have some really cool packaging they use for their Architextures and 7 Gypsies items. I then just added various types of embellishing.

This first one has a weathered wood print.

I added stenciling using expanding mousse - it really puffs up when heated! I also added a strip of washi tape and an Architexture tile with a Relics & Artifacts cherubic face. I love the overall coloring on this one. 

The next has an old worn wallpaper background. 

I added stenciling using lustre wax and a scrap piece of dotted burlap trim with a couple of keys. At the top is another key with my string. It's kind of shabby and rustic. 

The last one, I think, is my favorite - somewhat of a vintage industrial. 

The background had a collage of various prints that Canvas Corp uses in their papers. I added copper crackle paste and didn't wait for it to dry - I dove in with my heat gun to add 'warts'. It really looks molten! I also added some homemade mica flakes, washi tape, and part of an Architexture scrollwork piece. I used heavy-gage wire instead of ribbon or string. 

Three different bookmarks, three different looks! These aren't the type of bookmarks you just pull out of your book. They're dimensional and little works of art - open your book, look at their beauty, and remove them. They'd make great gifts!

I'm entering these at Artpiaskownica and Classic Design Challenge!


  1. Cathy: These mixed media bookmarks are wonderful! Great recycling and upcycling!

  2. Love these, brilliant bookmarks xx

  3. Gorgeous bookmarks! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

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