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Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial


Hi friends I am sharing a sweet but functional project which you can gift to a sweet child in your life .I got the  idea of these Turtle Bookmarks from a You tube Channel called Red Ted Art and put a crafty spin on them

You can make these as simplistic as you want or go to town with all kinds of fun media in your stash
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Start with a 6 inch square green paper...not too thick but not very thin either.
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Fold it diagonally into a triangle

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Fold up both the  corners of the  triangle as shown

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Unfold these folds

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Now fold down a triangle in the  upper layer as shown

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Tuck in one corner of your triangle as shown

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Tuck in the  other corner and your basic bookmark is ready!

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Optionally round off the  single layer corner as shown below

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
Your turtle's body will be a triangle which you attach atop this bookmark


I used a mosaic stencil and Distress Inks  to create a mottled design for the  body and legs
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial


Draw freehand and cut legs for your turtle. You don"t have to be super accurate! Use One leg as a template to cut out the  other leg so that the  legs are fairly symmetrical

Place your bookmark on the  page of a book and see what position you want your legs to be before you stick them inside the  turtle's body


Roughly extend a circle to make your turtle head.


Draw a cute face...I used an old Peachy Keen face stamp I had.


Add some blush on your turtle's cheeks and your turtle corner bookmark is ready!

If you are in a crafty mood you can have some more fun when you make your turtle.
Stencil Tutorial 
Apply Crackle paint through the  stencil as I did here:
Stencil Tutorial 
It dries to give a beautiful design which is perfect for your turtle's shell!
Stencil Tutorial 

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
That subtle crackle is so delightful to look at!
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
You can also use different shades of brown to make the  shell


But it does make the  turtle look more serious!! Hehe

Turtle Bookmark
I achieved another lovely look by using clear Ultra thick embossing powder
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
It gives a glossy wet look which is fabulous !
Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 

Turtle Bookmarks Tutorial 
You can also use all kinds of mixed media pastes to create fun shell textures.

I hope you liked this simple Tutorial and ideas to create fun Corner Turtle Bookmarks
Supplies : Carabelle Studio Vitrail Stencil from Crafters Corner
Linking to 
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14 comments:

  1. Wow! Your bookmarks look amazing! What a great idea! I love the crackle. It looks so cool on the turtle shell!

    Theresa

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  2. Wow,these are so cute. Love how you created the turtle skin, amazing.

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  3. oh wow, these are adorable. So many wonderful details in them

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  4. These are so cute, Sonia. I love the crackle effect. xx

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  5. I love these gorgeous bookmarks Sonia and the wonderful tutorial you made for us. Thank you for shareing.

    Sue xx

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  6. OMGosh, these bookmarks are adorable Sonia! I haven't used my Peachy Keen face stamps in a long time. Love these, thank you for the tutorial. Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Super bookmarks Sonia, such a cute turtle.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. Sooooooooo cute! I love love love love them!

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  9. These are adorable! What a great little gift idea!

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  10. These are adorable, Dr. Sonia.

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  11. Super cute, great detail and tutorial, fantastic idea, hugs, Lori m

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  12. So sweet and adorable Sonia, gorgeous bookmarks and I love the crackle shell..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. awwww! so adorabble bookmarks!

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  14. I LOVE you go the extra mile with your makes Sonia, I love the idea and the results of these fabulous book marks.
    Faith x

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