Jan 14, 2013

Mark Your Place

 

Because everyone and their brother makes a New Year's resolution to read more (yours truly included), here's something to help you out: a bookmark tutorial.

 

You'll need cardboard (I used a leftover mailer), paint, a paintbrush, a pen and scissors.

   
Trace the template onto your cardboard (full size = about 1 3/4 by 4 inches). Cut out, then carefully make a slit for both arms, slightly rounding out the hands once free. After you've cut out the figure, fill in features with a pen and add accents with paint. Let dry.



To use, place arms over the page you want to mark, slipping the body a few pages behind. Happy Reading!

4 comments:

Sarah Romano Diehl said...

Yes! These are great. Love the cardboard brown and gouache colors together. Also, your characters!

Raychel said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! I'm going to make some tonight!

Geek+Nerd said...

I'm officially obsessed with this. So adorable - and I highly support the idea of more illustration based DIYs! More more!

onel said...

Reading more books is also in my every year's resolution list! I love these illustrated bookmarks! Very smart with the hooking part :)