This is a simple, cute bookmark you can make by yourself or with a child or grandchild. I use a lot of bookmarks, because I read more than one book at the same time. These little leaf bookmarks can be used in any size book or magazine, even a catalog–use multiple ones to mark the pages of items you want to compare before you shop.
- A 4″ (10.25 cm) x 7″ (15.25 cm) piece of heavy paper. It should be about 90-lb weight. I used Arches Text Wove (of course!).
- Green ink, or watercolor paint, or Dylusions spray or acrylic. I used ink and Dylusions Lime Green spray.
- Green watercolor paper
Draw a leaf outline on the cut piece. The fold is at the bottom of the stem. You will not cut through this part. Cut out the leaf.
When you find your place in the book and the leaf opens up again, it always looks like you’ve found a new idea in the pages.
—Quinn McDonald is back in the studio, playing.