Second Life DIY Project
I recently saw these great paper bookmarks on Faerydi
Dianne had painted some paper towel, then stitched it before adding some mixed yarn tassels.
I use paper towel to mop up drips of dye. I'm such a messer that I have lots of dyed paper towel. I've recently been using it in collage etc but I though this was another great idea.
The paper towel is usually all scrunched up so I started by giving it a press with the iron. I then got out the paintsticks and scribbled over the sheets. Just enough to give it a little zing. I cut them into strips and sewed the edges with a straight stitch on my machine.
I then gave them a light coat with gel medium. I only did one side and wasn't too fanatical about missing bits. I really wanted to strengthen where I was going to punch the hole. I added eyelets and then some hand dyed yarn.
I'm really happy with them. And of course I've now got hundreds of them.
This post was first published here on 16th February, 2008.