As the love for Madhubani continues to grow, here is how you could make some classy bookmarks designed the Madhubani way. Following is a tutorial on making madhubani bookmarks…
Before we start… I was so tempted to use my good old sketch pens set after a long time; so for this project, have used permanent black marker for the outline and sketch pens for adding color.
How to make a Madhubani Bookmark – Tutorial
Start with a strip of card stock of suitable size. The dimensions of the card used here – 2.5 inches width and 7.5 inches length.
I always prefer a white base for Madhubani work so that the colors stand out well. However, any light shade could also be used.
Started by drawing a rectangular border.
Decorative corner designs are drawn.
Continuing with some border style designs…
The Sun God pattern is one of my favorite Madhubani designs and so the main pattern drawn is that of Sun god with a cool moustache!
The outline in black is now complete.
Following up by filling different bright colors that go with the design drawn.
And here is the completed Madhubani bookmark.. so colorful isn’t it!!
Of course, I had to make another one. A majestic peacock in black and white.
The ornate tail…
The completed black and white bookmark.