Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The ruffled bookmark, a tutorial by Antica Treasures

Materials: Antica Treasures Antiqued Ribbons, Extra Large Tags, Acrylic Rhinestones, Vintage Fabrics (I use remnants from Vintage lace curtains or hankies), Walnut Crystals, Glue Stick, Low/Medium Heat Glue Gun
Antiquing the tags: Start by mixing one cup of warm water (I prefer it in the hot side so it dissolves the crystals better, please watch your hands and don't get burned) with 1 teaspoon of walnut Crystals. Once this mixture is warm, put on some plastic gloves and start dipping the tags one by one and placing them in a covered surface to dry. (I use very large manila type of envelopes to set them for about three hours until they get dry)
Digital Collage: We use digital collage sheets from Darvahlous on Etsy. Print them and cut them to fit your tag. Glue your image to your tag.
Ruffles: Little by little add glue to the edges of the tag and place the ribbon ruffleing it as you go around.
Finish: Glue bow and rhinestone on the top and add more ribbon to the top of the tag.
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  1. How fun thanks for sharing the How to With Us!I will have to give it a try looks like a blast.
    hugs sassy gail of

  2. Claudia, thanks for the instructions! I will give it a try.

  3. Glad you guys like the tutorial! Thanks for visiting!