Those that have been following my Snowywinds art journey may have noticed that I like to paint on found or repurposed objects: clothespins, seashells, bricks, and denim. Last year I did a DIY blog post on magnetic, clothespin chip clips. Today I’m going to share a few ideas for bookmarks made using tongue depressor sized craft sticks.
Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 6" x 3/4"
Paintbrushes and a stencil brush
Paint the solid color. I use wax paper to prevent the sticks from sticking to my painting surface. *Depending on the age of the craft sticks, you may want to apply a multi-purpose sealer prior to painting the solid color.
Paint your design on the wooden piece you have chosen to be the front. For the pineapple, banana, and strawberry designs, I used a mini stencil that I made myself. A stencil brush helps prevent bleed through underneath the stencil.
Once the base designs are stenciled on, next comes adding the detail. I use a collection of very small paint brushes (I like to paint tiny.) Dots are added for extra color and pop.
Step 4:Coat each wood piece with a clear varnish.
*All photos taken and owned by me