In an attempt to avoid working on my evil Ecology lab of doom I did a lot of crafting. One of the things I made were bookmarks. I've been making these for a long time and people love them. I never tell them how easy they are to make. They have kind of a tie-dyish look, but also kind of a veiny texture. Usually the texture shows up more, but I think that's because I used a different kind of paint.
Here's the batch I made. Unfortunately one is hiding, he's a little camera shy.
A close up on my favourite of the bunch.
How to do it:
1-Cut out your bookmark from cardboard. I used a store bought one and traced it.
2-Grab an old binder (or other plastic-type material) and splatter a bunch of paint on it wide enough and long enough for the cardboard. I used red, blue and yellow on these.
3-Do whatever you want with the paint. I usually trace a zigzag trhough it.
4-Put the cardboard in the paint and slide your finger over it to avoid air bubbles.
5-Peel the cardboard off and let it dry.
If you want you could punch a hole and add tassels(I made my own, that's why they're ugly).
And now back to work.