Galaxy technique (stamped) bookmark

I’m really digging the “galaxy” colors since anything that works with purple is a win in my book. While it’s one of my favorite colors it does tend to be harder to work in! So today I decided to pull out some stamps, watercolor paper, and make myself a new bookmark.

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I created this video tutorial to share with you walking through the process.

Basically, the order is this:

  1. White pigment or clear embossing ink, white embossing powder, and heat set
  2. Start layering one type of color medium
  3. Repeat with additional colors, allowing some to dry
  4. Add gold, metallic, or other sparkle and any finishing touches

I love the end result! I really like that I didn’t guess or entirely control what colors would end up being where despite my original attempts to do just that. I also love all those art fibers at the top.

I’ve been using more and more of those – just can’t get enough! They used to be such a huge trend (12-15 years ago? So long!) and I would love them to become popular again. I used this Neat & Tangled set (links go to Ellen Hutson), Brusho (love those!), white embossing powder, distress inks, and I dabbled with assorted colors like distress crayons and gold mists.

This was so much fun to make – and now is in my photography book I keep meaning to read! Little steps, right? I’m looking forward to some fresh color combos for fall (school is just a very few short weeks away!) and a bit more creative time as well. Stay tuned – I’ve always got new ideas to share!

10 thoughts on “Galaxy technique (stamped) bookmark”

  1. This was so much fun to watch you make, May! Love all the layers of colors and the goodies on the top. Thanks for the reminder about getting things wet, too.

  2. It’s beautiful! I do like the colors mixed together. I’m glad I watched, I haven’t used my distressed inks in that way, so I will be playing. Thank you for another great video!

  3. Awesome. I am loving this idea and the awesome colors. Yes it is my thing. I think you can put Distress Glaze on it and that will seal any issues with water or staining your book.
    I love watching your videos thanks for the inspiration.

  4. This is gorgeous. I’m with you about purple-I love it ! Your stash of fibers is awesome. Going to watch the you tube now.

  5. I love this. Also I have all kinds of textiles (ribbons, eyelash yarn, etc) and I never remember to consider them when making projects like these… I really need to do that as it just adds to the fun.

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