Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Butterfly Bookmark

I decided not to make this into a card. Instead, it stands as is to be used as a bookmark. 

I don't have much experience in using stencils and embossing paste. I think it turned out pretty well, and I hope to learn more about this technique.

How I made this bookmark:

I started with a piece of watercolor paper. It's heavy and thick, and it won't usually warp when using wet media. I used a stencil (T!m Holtz) and pushed embossing paste through it. I let it dry for a few days, not knowing what to do next. Then, I used Distress Inks Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord as watercolor and painted the entire panel, letting it puddle in places for interest. After that was dry, I inked up the background stamp (Stampa Rosa) with Versafine Onyx and stamped it three times to cover the entire panel. Next, I adhered it to a purple panel of card stock. I used the same color of card stock to stamp the butterflies (Embossing Arts), and cut them out. Then, I glued them to the watercolored panel. Finally, I used a hole punch and threaded several lengths of yarn into it and tied it off.

Sharing this with:

Craft Stamper: Take It Make It Challenge: September: Anything Goes 

Craft Rocket Challenges: Challenge #63 - September 2019 - Monochrome  

International Art & Soul: Ch#67 Things With Wings 

Allsorts Challenge: Week 537 - Anything Goes with a Twist  

Simon Says: Monochrome 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: Terrific Tags  



  1. A pretty Butterfly tag, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. What a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  3. So pretty, I am sure you will get a lot of use out of this bookmark.

    Chriss - DT - International Art & Soul

  4. Oh I love purple and butterflies! Well done you : ) What a fun addition to our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

  5. Lovely bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen