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Making Bookmarks

Hi! I have finally finished making my bookmarks! I would like to show/teach you guys how I made them!

Start!♥ ->

What we need:

1. Paper

2. self-adhesive laminating sheet

3. Pencils/eraser

4. Colored pencils

5. Markers

*These are just the list of things I used! Remember that you are not limited to these materials!

First, you sketch your bookmark on a paper. I drew a girl and a boy. It is easier to draw if you start with a pencil instead of a pen. You can always fix any mistakes and erase away messy marks if you start with a pencil.

I colored my sketches with markers and colored pencils. I find it very helpful if you outline the drawing with a marker or a black pen before you start coloring it in. They look more neat and it looks better to have an outline than a thin pencil mark. Also, try to add different shades of color while coloring your drawing with the colored pencils. For example, for the boy’s shirt, I added different shades of purple to create the shades. In order to add different shades, you just need to control your pressure on the colored pencil. If you press it harder, the color gets darker. If you put very little pressure on the pencil, the color will be lighter. Use this method to color in the skin color, hair, clothes, eyes, and etc.

Cut out your drawing with a scissor. Your drawing will look better if you cut it along the picture, instead of just cutting out a big circle around it. Stay close with your picture!

Put your picture on the laminating sheet. Wait for 10-15 seconds to let the laminating sheet stick together completely.

*Make sure there are no big bubbles inside the laminating sheet!

Cut your picture with the scissor again. Make sure to cut along the picture like last time! Your bookmark does look better if you cut along your drawing!

Your bookmarks are done! Making bookmarks are easy and quick! Thanks for reading!

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