Monday, 8 July 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Bookmarks and Paperclips


This is my second post for Vera Lane Studio today. If you are interested, you can see the first one here.

Last week saw the release of a collage sheet called Top of My Head. The pre-coloured images are fabulous for quick and easy makes and the colours are vibrant and fun! 

I found a way to horizontally flip the pdf sheet and was able to make a set of bookmarks and paperclips with two of the images. (I didn't think it all the way through, as two of the images have words,  and these turned out back to front and illegible!)

Here are my makes:

So, I cut out the images, coloured in their eyes and added some white Posca pen highlights. I ran a black marker around the cut edges.  I inked them with Versamark sticky ink, then heat embossed them with clear powder. This makes them sturdier and shiny.

To make the paperclips:
 I attached the paperclip to the back of one image with double sided sticky tape. I added tape to the whole image background, peeled the backing away, added some glue for good measure and stuck the reversed image on top. To make sure the sides stuck properly, I held them in place with a small bulldog clip until they were completely dry.

To make the bookmarks:
 I cut pieces of 300 gsm card to 1.75 x 6 inches and rounded the corners. I applied acrylic paint to both sides of the card with a baby wipe, taking the colours from the image. Once the paint was dry, I added contrasting colour with bubble wrap. When this was dry, I doodled around the circles with a white Posca pen and added white splashes with watered down acrylic paint. I inked around the edges with black archival ink, then attached the images, again completely covering the back of one image with double sided sticky tape. The neck and shoulders were attached to the card and just the head left loose. The sentiments come with the collage sheet - I cut them into strips, inked the edges in black, glued them to the card and doodled around them.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Catz #469 AG 11/07
Crafty Friends #113 Things Beginning with B 12/07
B for Bookmarks
Angie's Digital Stamps #33 AG 26/07
Crafting with an Attitude #53 AG 28/07
A Place to Start July AG 02/08
Pile It On #156 Boys of Summer 08/08



  1. cute and beautiful Carole

    gr karin

  2. Hi Carole what a lovely collection they are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Those are cool! I love the purple and yellow, Carole!
    Hugs Monica

  4. These bookmarks and paper clips are so fun and amazing. I am try these asap. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Carole: thanks for submitting another entry to APTS blog for July! These clips and bookmarks are so adorable and charming! Becca/DT

  6. I'm a little late to the party but wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing project with us in the Crafty Catz 'Anything Goes' challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

  7. Fun projects and beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start! We appreciate your support!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer


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