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« on: June 05, 2013 07:31:11 PM »


I had this idea for awhile for some tatty leather scraps I had.

I had found a tag die at Marshalls for a great price which I thought would make a great size for a bookmark, and had some cute small leaf dies I liked, as well as a tree bark embossing folder, so made some tree bookmarks.  I love summer and the fall, so they were inspired for the seasons.

I wet embossed the brown leather with the bark folder, and the moisture and pressure mottled the colour of the leather too, which was perfect for the barky look.



Then I cut some leaf shapes from white leather, and used pigment dies to add the colour in layers to make them look more leafy.  After everything was dry, I added eyelets to the top of the tag, and fed some brown ribbon through (my limbs) and sewed the leaves to the end.  I decided just a few leaves so as not to make the tassel end too heavy and pull the bookmark out of the book.



I loved how the leather took the die, so cut a couple more white tags to play around with.  I added the ink colour, then stamped designs on with Staz on ink, and used an embossing pen to highlight some designs before adding embossing powder and heating it.



I coloured some ribbons for the tassels, and die cut some shrink plastic to thread onto the ends - decorating the plastic with alcohol inks and some stampings before shrinking.  I love how intense the colours get when you shrink inked plastic
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013 04:16:04 AM »

I really like these bookmarks, especially the tree ones!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013 05:26:23 AM »

Gorgeous! To think they will get softer the more you use them, makes you want to read more. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013 11:55:04 AM »

Love them onyxnox!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013 05:54:16 PM »

After reading your blog, and viewing this post, I thought to myself:  "This must be Onyxnox's work!"  And I was right!  Very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013 05:05:55 AM »

hmmmm, I never thought I had a particular look or style to my work.  that's interesting to know!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013 12:57:26 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013 06:57:42 PM »

They are so pretty I am afraid I wouldn't want them hidden away in a book!
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