February 09, 2019
I love bookmarks! I'm an avid reader and I'm constantly misplacing mine or else my cat is ripping them to shreds. It's just the way of the world for me. So it's absolutely fantastic when I can just go into my craft room and make a new one!
I started this bookmark by die cutting two white bookmarks using my bookmark die. I saved one to adhere to the back of the one I was coloring because as we all know by now, Copics tend to bleed. I used my MISTI to stamp my little weirdo onto the front of the second piece and then stamped the "weirdo" sentiment below her. I colored her in with my Copics and then had to think of a background for her. What better place than a library, right?
I used my Copics to carefully color in where my shelves would be and then went back in with different colored markers to create my books. The thing to remember when doing scenes like these is to add a little bit of randomness. Not all books are the same height or the same width. While I kept my colors simple and didn't add a ton of detail, by varying the height and width, you can still tell that those are books! When my shelves were filled with books, I went back in and added a little bit of shading with my grays to fill in the darkness behind my books. I added a little more shading on the ground and I was all finished with the coloring!
To wrap it all up, I adhered that other bookmark piece that I had set aside to the back of my colored piece using some multi-medium matte and then added a little bit of brown ribbon that I had sitting around in my stash. Now I can't wait to break out a new book!
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