Analogue Day is fast approaching, so I thought of sharing with everyone a very quick and simple project that we can all try making for the occasion. Find out how you can make some nice lomo bookmarks after the jump!
A little over a week more to go before we all leave all things digital behind! Do you have any activities planned to celebrate Analogue Day? A list of things you can do to reduce your digital grind can get you started, but if you’ve been bitten by the craft bug, I’m sure you’ll be wanting to do some artsy stuff especially for the occasion! I’ve come up with a couple of easy projects which you can try for Analogue Day, first off, some Lomo Bookmarks!
You will need:
- Some prints of your photos (preferrably 5R-sized prints)
- A4-sized vellum board (or any board-type paper)
- Pencil or pen
- Paper cutter (or scissors)
- Glue stick
- One-hole puncher
- String (yarn or ribbons will also do)
Here’s how to make them:
1. Take your prints and mark the areas you want to use for your bookmarks, depending on how wide you want your bookmarks to be. For this project, I decided to make 2.5-inch bookmarks. Since I chose to measure from the edge of the photo, I just flipped the photo and marked it at the back using a pencil. If you want to use the middle portion of the photo, you can make tiny marks at the front portion of the photo; just make sure you place them on the edges.
2. Using a paper cutter (I prefer to use one since it cuts quicker and neater), carefully cut your prints along the marking. If you don’t have one, you can just draw a guide line using a ruler, then cut with scissors (or a cutter and a cutting mat). The result should look like the second photo above.
3. Paste the cut prints onto vellum board paper. Make sure to leave spaces in between each print so you can easily cut along the edges without damaging the other later on.
4. Next, carefully cut along the edges of the prints. If you’re using the paper cutter, try to cut as close as you can, then neaten up the edges with a pair of scissors after. Your prints should look like the third photo above.
5. Now, take your one-hole puncher to create a hole along the top-most edge of your bookmark.
6. Take a piece of string/yarn/ribbon and slip it into the hole of the bookmark.
And there you have it, your awesome Lomo Bookmarks are finished! Go ahead and grab a book to slip your handmade, analogue-flavored bookmarks in! If you’re feeling generous, why not make some for your friends as well!
Of course, this is just one way to create Lomo Bookmarks, so be creative! Try to come up with more creative ways to use the usual stuff you can find in your home or office. Or, you can try making other interesting variations that our fellow lomographers have come up with, such as contact print bookmarks, recycled packaging bookmarks, and even 35mm film negative bookmarks!