Saturday, October 29, 2016

Simple Little Bookmark

Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless

Hello Lovely Creatives!!

Earlier this week I shared via social media that Brian came home with mixed media bookmark orders from his friends.  He informed me that after they saw his handmade bookmark we made in church last year, they told him they liked it so he offered to make each of them one.  I thought it was cute that he came home with a list of their names and the colors they wanted. 
As I mentioned in my post  I'm super proud of Brian for his generosity and for being proud enough of the art we create together to share with his friends. 

Here are some pics of our process in making the bookmarks. 

Brian drying the 1st layer of gesso.  We used the back panel of a cereal box as
the base, makes for a durable bookmark.
Here he is decoupaging some tissue paper, text pages and decorative paper

2nd layer of gesso and starting to add some paint

Another thin layer of gesso and it time for some washi tape

A 4th and final thin layer of gesso, then paint, some paint splatter and stamped circles
Finally we printed out the sentiment and Brian decoupaged to the bookmark 

The original bookmark had Psalms 23:1 on the front and the rest of the chapter on the back.  I had to explain to Brian because he goes to a public school he cannot give them cards with a bible verse.  So I asked Brian to think about what else we can put on the front of the bookmarks.   He said he just wanted some positive words like be brave or be kind.  Oh, my boy is so sweet. 
As you can see in the image below he went with Be Brave, Be Strong and Be Fearless.  Which is essentially Joshua 1:9 ( strong and courageous. Do not be afraid...). 

I don't know what Brian's little friends and their families are going through in life, but may God glorify himself through this act of sharing a simple bookmark with friends.  May his friends be encouraged and blessed regardless of how they believe or don't believe, but may this impact them in a way that they may feel God's love.   

Well I hope you enjoyed your visit to my page, and may your weekend be full of happiness and fun. 

Many Blessings,

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lorraine said...

they look great and excellent quotes to live by too

Laney said...

Oh I really enjoyed my visit to your blog and reading this post! The bookmarks are wonderful with a great message, and how cool is it that your son wanted to do this?! I'm off now to look around your blog some more . . .

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is wonderful. I love seeing him create with such intensity. You can tell he loves it.

Carmen Sánchez-Buster said...

Thank you!! Yes it is

Carmen Sánchez-Buster said...

Thank you very much! Brian is a very generous friend, I pray he stays like that always!

Carmen Sánchez-Buster said...

Thank you! Brian is very creative and I love that he and his brothers love art!

My name is Erika. said...

Great bookmarks!

Giggles said...

I love this post so much that I had to share it with my adult daughter! She loved it too!! What a dear boy he is! I love how you are raising him with such love and understanding!! I have no doubt his friends LOVED them!! How special!! You are an amazing mom...and your son is a true treasure!! Gorgeous book marks!

Hugs Giggles

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Very nice art work - great motto!

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