I migrated toward a group of ladies and shiny things when I realized I was about to make a bookmark. I personally have very little time to enjoy a good book during the school year but I know plenty of people that make a habit out of reading whenever they can. These would make great personalized gifts for young readers and the bookworms in your life.
Using a clear plastic film, a metallic board, and Blick Studio markers (about $20 at dickblick.com), I created a pretty impressive work of art in less then twenty minutes. Had I more time I would have made ten more. The best thing about these markers is the way they spread when layered on film. Once you figure out how to control the flow it really acts like watercolor in a marker, that's impressive. I tied my mini masterpiece to a metallic cardboard that made the colors shine. Definite potential for the classroom.
Supplies on the table included one clear film, metallic board, hole punch, yarn, scissors, hand sanitizer, q-tips and Blick Studio Markers.
The hand sanitizer helps erase mistakes or add highlights. An image would be easy to trace over the film.
Completed bookmark in 15 minutes.
Friend and fellow art teacher, Natalie Sansom, joined us at the head of the table.
Some more examples...