I mentioned my re-kindled love for books a few weeks ago and have since come to the conclusion that my bookmark, a tissue, just wasn’t good enough. So I decided to make one using pages from an old book, I chose a feather shape (what else) and I’m really pleased with how it came out! I used a cocktail stick as the stem, middle, quill... not sure what the technical term is, but the middle bit anyway and sandwiched a piece of card between the pages to make it more sturdy. The hardest bit was tearing the pages out of the book – I was half expecting someone to come and tell me off, it felt very wrong.
You will need:
One old book
A cocktail stick
Firstly, and this is the messiest bit - mix your PVA glue with a bit of water and roll your cocktail stick in part of a page. Cover all of it in the watery glue, both the side facing the cocktail stick and the outside. You’ll only need a tiny scrap of page in order to cover the stick, if you use too much it will be too thick and loose its pointy end. Once the stem is dry place half of it on the card or wherever you want the feathery bit of your feather to start. Glue to the card then glue another book page on top. Leave to dry.
If you want your bookmark double sided then glue a second page onto the back of the white card.
One everything is dry you can draw on your feather and cut out.
So much better than a tissue!