17/03/2013

Feather book page bookmark – a how to

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
Cardboard
PVA glue

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! 

7 comments:

  1. Awwwww what a lovely idea. I always use train tickets or a flight bording pass as always seem to start a new book while travelling hehe. xx

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  2. I love this! Strangely, I never use a bookmark. I see it as an opportunity to improve my memory by trying to remember what page I was up to between reads :) xx

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    1. Haha I would be so rubbish at that! :)

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  3. What a lovely idea, I use anything, usually any old flyer. So I have put on my list to have a go at your project! Thanks for idea! Sam x

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  4. This is a great idea, and so cute! I love it :D Thanks so much for sharing

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  5. I LOVE this idea! It reminds me of the artist Su Blackwell? Have you ever seen her work?! I am so going to do this now. I really love it. Have I said love to much? Probably! But it just is LOVELINESS! XXX

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