Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


When I was working on the Springtime in Paris altered book in the previous post, I decided to make some bookmarks.  I started by cutting out the bookmark shape in heavy chipboard.
To frame the Eiffel Tower I cut apart a black doily frame and use Gilders Paste to accent the raised areas.
Alpha Stamps Supplies Used

Just like I do with my ATCs, I went off the edge of the bookmark with the image of the Victorian lady.
Alpha Stamps Supplies Used

The fringe at the bottom is black tulle.  On the Dresden banner I applied a piece of the French Floral Overlays Collage Sheet printed on vellum.  You’ll be seeing a lot more pieces from me using that collage sheet in all kinds of different ways.
Alpha Stamps Supplies Used


Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE work. The last one is my fave!

Prudence said...

I love these ...I must try and make some, I admire the vintage look! xoDebi

Healing Woman said...

These are just wonderful. Even though I read with my I-pad, I would place them in 'special' coffee table books. Very creative!

maj. said...

They are gorgeous!!!

2amscrapper said...

so fabulous!

Birgit said...

Do you think you will actually use them, Laura? They are precious -- almost too pretty to use!


cvcd505 said...

You are so creative with these - and SO BRAVE! It would have been very difficult for me to cut the Black Dresden Doily Frame into pieces to utilize it! Stepping out of that comfort zone! Where, oh where did you obtain the bike Dresden? I REALLY NEED that to make something for my hubby!!!

Jeanne Draachreider said...

I didn't see these till today Laura...so pretty. :)

Coco said...

All three bookmarks are fantastic Laura, really love them all. Hugs, Coco xx

Barb said...

Love these book marks...hard to choose a favourite.