Easy Book Page Bookmarks 2


Hi Tombow friends, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft showing a quick upcycled craft. Create easy book page bookmarks with Tombow TwinTone Markers and an old book page. Fun craft for heading back to school, distance learning or homeschool. 

Easy Book Page Bookmarks!

Hi Tombow friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft showing you a quick upcycled craft. Create easy book page bookmarks with Tombow TwinTone Markers and an old book page. It’s a fun craft for heading back to school, distance learning or homeschool.

We can all probably agree that this year (2020) has been one for the history books. Now, it’s more comforting than ever to get lost in a good book. What’s the best book you’ve read this year?

We can all probably agree that this year (2020) has been one for the history books. Now, it's more comforting than ever to get lost in a good book. What's the best book you read this year?

Supplies Needed for Book Page Bookmarks:

Supplies Needed for Book Page Bookmarks:

Step 1: Book Pages

Begin by cutting up pages of the book into strips 2.5 inches wide. It’s hard to cut into a good book, so find one with water damage, torn pages, already colored in or on its way to the trash.

Begin by cutting up pages of the book into strips 2.5 inches wide. It's hard to cut into a good book--so find one with water damage, torn pages, already colored in or on its way to the trash. 

Design 1: Floral Doodles

Use a straight edge to give the bookmark a border.

Design 1: Floral Doodles Use a straight edge to give the bookmark a border.

Then add flowers, leaves, vines and other doodles on the book page.

Then add flowers, leaves, vines and other doodles on the book page.

Keep it whimsical and fun!

Keep it whimsical and fun!

Once the bookmark is laminated, the colors really pop off the page!

Once laminated the colors really pop off the page!

Design 2: Book Quote

Another fun idea is to add a hand lettered quote on the bookmark. Draw a squiggly border around the page.

Design 2: Book Quote Another fun idea is to add a hand lettered quote on the bookmark. Draw a squiggly border around the page.

Then, use the brush pen to letter your favorite quote. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed” –Orhan Pamuk

Then use the brush pen to letter your favorite quote. "I read a book one day and my whole life was changed" --Orhan Pamuk

If you are new to hand lettering, check out this post on faux calligraphy for a great way to get started.

If you are new to hand lettering, check out this post on Faux Calligraphy for a great way to get started.

Then, add some highlights with the TwinTone Markers for a little pop of color.

Then add some highlights with the TwinTone Markers for a little pop of color.

Design 3: Lines

The final design is just adding lines to the book page. It’s the simplest technique, but I love the result. Use the broad tip on the TwinTone Marker and just underline or cross out the words.

Design 3: Lines Final design is just adding lines to the book page. It's the simplest technique, but I love the result. Use the wide tip on the TwinTone Marker and just underline or cross out the words. 

Add more colors and give them a little overlapping of colors for the perfect rainbow striped bookmark.

Add more colors and give them a little overlapping of colors for the perfect rainbow striped bookmark.

Finally, run them through a laminating machine. It makes the colors burst off the page. If you don’t have access to a laminator, use a roll of packing tape to cover the bookmarks on both sides. Then, trim the extra plastic with scissors.

Finally, run them through a laminating machine. It makes the colors burst off the page. If you don't have access to a laminator, use a roll of packing tape to cover the bookmarks on both sides. Then trim the extra plastic with scissors.

Which book page bookmark is your favorite? I love the variety of styles.

Great school craft:

Give each student a precut book page and have them decorate them and write their name on the back in pencil. Then, gather them and laminate them. Take them a step further and have students punch a hole and add a yarn tassel. Enjoy!

Give each student a precut book page and have them decorate them and write their name on the back in pencil. Then gather them and laminate them. Take them a step further and have students punch a hole and add a yarn tassel. Enjoy!

 

 


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