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Grunge Paper Book Marks

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Ohhhh these are fun!

Not my original idea by any means, but it was one of those times when your mind explodes as your creativity opens up into a world of possibilities!

I got some Grunge Paper a little while ago. I was looking forward to getting it for soooo long, but then once I got it in my hands I had lost interest a little. But that was my own foolishness! Sometimes I can be a daft numpty!

The Grunge paper is so very cool in many ways – you can do so much stuff to it, ink it, stamp it, die cut it, mould it, mist it….. and probably much more that i havent even tried yet! So I am loving it, not to mention the fact that the smell reminds me of a pet store – in a good way, not in a ‘someone needs to clear out the pen’ kinda way!!

These grunge paper bookmarks are an ideal gift because they are ‘out of the box’ unusual, and they are really quite quick to make, not to mention the fact that you can create some fantastic textures which give these bookmarks a hugh PAZAZZ factor!

You really need to give these a go – but just two quick tips. Make sure you ink your grunge paper before cutting the fringe at the bottom as this will give a better inked result, and also please know that when embossing onto grunge paper, this may warp / curl slightly. If this bothers you, you may want to make the bookmark out of grunge board – but as this material is thicker than the grunge paper it may not dry emboss as well and will certainly not be able to be used with your die cuts.

Thanks for looking, and please make my day by leaving me a comment here.

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Here’s the products I used to make them:
Green Bookmark
Grunge Paper
Distress Ink
Cuttlebug & Cuttlebug embossing folder
Perfect Pearls
Corner Chomper
Quickutz butterfly die
Glossy Accents

Blue Bookmark
Distress Ink
Heroarts stamps
Gold embossing powder
Versamark Clear Ink
Stargazers mica based (pearlescent) paint by ArtQuest

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  • Vel January 22, 2010, 3:31 am

    Oh, they’re fantastic! But grunge paper is so impossible to find. I wish I could just walk over to the Tim Holtz section of Michael’s and grab some but I can’t. boo hoo. 😉

  • Carmen January 22, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Oh these are stunning! If you don’t mind Lesley I’m going to link this page to the MSE Crafting for Christmas forum.

  • IndyCinD January 23, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I’m a grungepaper addict and I love what you did with these! Beautiful!

  • Rosa January 25, 2010, 2:03 am

    I really like the green one with the butterflies!

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