Hand Painted Bookmarks
Recently I had to trim down several sheets of watercolor paper to create a variety of smaller paintings. After I was done, I ended up with a bunch of one inch wide strips.
Normally, I save these strips for doing color tests before proceeding on a larger painting. I have used them as practice strips, when I want to test out a certain stroke or shape before attempting it on a painting.
A one to two inch wide strip of scrap watercolor paper makes a perfect sized bookmark. I trimmed the strips to 5 inches long. Then painted a vine of pretty little flowers.
Enjoy a little bit of your own artwork as a bookmark.
Tuck one into a book you plan to give as a gift. Slip it into a birthday or greeting card as a little extra something. People will cherish them and use them.