Friday, January 2, 2015

Life is too short

Shake your head,, laugh all you want at me, but making handmade paper has been the most fun I have had in a long time. I have ventured into the casting molds section and used the Arnold Grummer mold called Mini Assortment and cast these little beauties in a lavender pulp. 
Once dry they popped right out of their molds!
Next I heated up my Ranger's UTEE melting pot and dipped them in. It was a surprise how dark they came out but I think they look great.

The next step was deciding what to do with them so I first tried to see if I could pierce them with a needle and found out that it worked! I had two strips of handmade paper that I adhered with my trusty Helmar Tacky glue and then sewed one onto the bottom. I stamped a cute stamp from Unity called Matching Socks which fit because the two sides to the bookmark don't match! lol

I think I am going to make some more bookmarks and give them to my girlfriends for Valentine's Day ( the ones who do not have a significant other in their life might appreciate a small gift ). In the meantime I am entering my bookmark in:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes ( 5th entry )
Word Art Wednesday #164 - Anything Goes ( 3rd entry )


Carole Robb Bisson said...

I think the glazed look dark or not is quite pretty and making a sweet bookmark. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

Teresa Kline said...

wow, how creative...super cute bookmark...I adore the sentiment! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Beverley Baird said...

Love your creations! Great quote. I took a paper making course several years ago ( a whole week!) and loved it. Still make some at times.

Carole Z said...

Fab idea Sandee...I do love my melt pot! Hugs Carole Z X

Ohhh Snap said...

OMG I LOVE making paper : D. Only for me it's a summer time project. I even picked up a dedicated blender at a garage sale. I need to write myself a list of weather based crafts so I don't forget like I did this summer.

Jean said...

Super cute idea!

Pam said...

Very cute! You are really having fun with the paper making.

Kalea Wavedancer said...

These are cool. Mermaid-y one please!

Anonymous said...

I love what you're doing with all your homemade paper. I love the look of it.....pretty sure I wouldn't have the patience for it. These are great embellishments you created as well. Such talent my friend!!