How to Make Stunning Bookmarks Using Ancient Dynasty Coins


By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make oriental theme bookmarks by distressing paper with Walnut Inks, stamping and embossing with Gold Mboss Embossing Powder and adding a Ancient Dynasty Coins that holds a tassel.

Skill: Intermediate

Time: 1 Hour



Step 1

Place a few Walnut Ink Crystals on a piece of natural color card stock and spray with some water. Dilute the crystals and dry well.


Step 2

Cut 8×1.5″ pieces of the card stock.



Step 3

Score 1″ from the top.



Step 4

Stamp with the leaves stamp and the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.



Step 5

Stamp with letters stamp and the VersaFine CLAIR ink pads.



Step 6

Distress the edges of the paper with VersaColor Black ink.



Step 7

Place an Ancient Dynasty Coin to the score, leaving the hole of the coin above it, and mark around the coin to the long side. Cut around the marked half circle and the scoring line (only to the part of the long side of the bookmark).



Step 8

Cover with Creative MEDIUM clear to protect the paper.



Step 9

Turn the bookmark backside and add Tear It! Tape on the short only part of it and glue on the long one.



Step 10

Add the Ancient Dynasty Coin on the gap and tie a tassel.


Art Supplies


• Ancient Dynasty Coins – Prosperity

• VersaFine CLAIR – Glamorous, Warm Breeze, Tulip Red

• VersaMark Ink Pad

• VersaColor Black

• Mboss – Gold

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Walnut Ink Crystals

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Dauber

• Palette Knife

Other materials

Card stock natural

Moking travel stamp – Forest Whispers

Kaisercraft stamp set – Lush


Water sprayer

Heat tool


Learn How To Upcycle A Pencil Holder With Embossing Powder

by Iris Rodriguez

Learn How To Upcycle A Pencil Holder With Embossing Powder

I just love how the glittery combination of Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powders shine. I made this cute pen and pencil holder with Princess Party (silver and purple combination) and Lucky Stars (gold and green combination). I love the way these two colors work together to transform a pencil box from neutral colors to bright vibrant home decor.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Select a cardboard-based pencil box. A plain box works as well. If it has designs it can be covered with gesso.

Step 2

Apply the gesso to the pencil box making sure to paint on enough layers to fully cover the current design. Allow to fully dry.

Step 3

Stamp the textured image with the VersaMark ink. Apply Mboss embossing powders in Lucky Stars and Princess Party. Apply one color in random areas. Shake off the excess on a clean scrap piece of paper and place back in the bag. Apply the second color in the areas that do not contain embossing powder. Shake off the excess on a different clean scrap piece of paper and place back in the bag. Melt the powder with a heat tool.

Step 4

Glue on the flowers.

Step 5

Apply embossing powders on all sides, if desired.


  • Rubber Stamp
  • Pencil Holder
  • Prima Marketing – Vine Flowers
  • Gesso
  • Paintbrush
  • Adhesive