Coloring Bookmarks Tutorial

We hope that you’ve enjoyed the recent coloring tutorials we’ve posted on using white gel pens, colored pencil and crayon for the Starry Night/Galaxy coloring technique, coloring gems and  crayon-resist method.

One more way to use white in your coloring is to add embellishments on your coloring page or craft projects with stippling, doodling or adding squiggles and similar accents.

Donna Pecoraro has created several beautiful bookmarks from the coloring bookmarks sets we have for instant download from our Gumroad store. When we saw the first set she made, we knew we had to ask her how to put a lovely project together. Here it is straight from Donna…Enjoy!


Materials needed:

Coloring bookmarks (If you wish, you can also cut up colored pages to your desired bookmark size):

Rose –

Believe –

8 –





Step 1: Begin by coloring your page. You can choose any medium. I’m doing this set for my teen daughter who loves this color combination. Here, I combined pencil, markers, and white gel pen.

Here is the completed page, ready to be crafted into bookmarks.



Step 2: Cut out the bookmarks and mount on your choice of craft papers.

I get lots of colored cardstock from my local craft store, so I have a stash of quite a few colors that I use for card making, scrapbooking, and projects like this one.

I’ve taken a few sheets of paper out that I think might go well with the color scheme, and placed the bookmarks on them to see how the colors react to each other.

The tools you will need are simple. The key is to be as neat and precise as possible.

To cut the mounting paper, you can measure with a ruler and make a fine pencil line on the opposite of the paper so it can be erased later and won’t show.

Or, if you own a paper cutter, you can simply insert the paper, judging what amount of border you will want to leave around the bookmark.

Here are the bookmarks, all cut out and ready to be mounted.


Using a glue stick, I’ve attached the bookmark to the mounting cardstock. Remember to leave extra space at the top of the mounting paper so that you can punch a hole for adding a ribbon if you like.

There are so many papers available, here I’m using a book of papers and picking a pinkish striped one to mount the bookmark.

Step 3: The bookmarks are all mounted, with holes punched.

A bit of ribbon threaded through the hole adds a nice touch to the bookmark. Here are some possibilities  picked out from my ribbon stash.

You can purchase narrow ribbons very cheaply from craft stores, the one on the spool was just 50 cents from Michael’s Crafts. I’m also considering using satin cording here.


Step 4:  And here they are, completed! I knotted the satin cording to prevent unraveling and add interest. With the black cording, I knotted in some lightweight beads. Anything goes!

You can also laminate the bookmarks or even cover with clear Contact paper before adding the ribbon to make them sturdier.

Maria Castro has several sets available for every taste. They’d make a lovely party favor for a book club meeting, or a great addition to the gift of a book!


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Enjoy your coloring bookmarks or share with family and friends!

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