Inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s shadow box card technique, I made this collapsible bookmark using “scraps” of Dura-lar paintings.
The base and the top are both made from Grafix Dura-lar, a heat-resistant polyester film that is a mix of acetate and mylar. I love its translucency and durability for both gel plate printing and alcohol ink play.
The word “believe” is part of my affirmation words printed on copy paper using my home printer.
The base of the bookmark (with the deep pinks) is part of an alcohol ink painting. The top is a gel plate print in diffused colors made with pastels and acrylic paint. The die cut butterflies (Sizzix) are from the same alcohol ink painiting used to create the base of the bookmark. The die cut flower (Spellbinders) is also from scraps of an alcohol ink painting I had done for my nightlight project. And the “window” is part of the Sizzix framelits collection.
I’ve recently purchased a crop-a-dile so I can reinforce the punch holes but given that Dura-lar is non-tearable (is that a word?), I don’t fear any damage. The bookmark lays flat inside a book and is really lightweight.
I love how, when you look through, the flower almost appears to be floating 🥰
I hope this inspires you to watch Jennifer’s videos, use your scraps and create something beautiful today!
See you next time!