We used two pencils taped together to get the letter forms.
I made adjustments for cutting a stencil and copied the word into Photo Shop to re-size it to the bookmark size- 1 3/4 x 9 inches. I used this copy to cut the stencil on cardstock with an xacto blade.
Here's the cut stencil-
Then I spray painted the stencil onto decorative paper.
For the final bookmarks, I trimmed the edges to size, outlined the white letters with a marker, rounded the corners with a punch and and punched a star into the letter "R". Each classmate will receive one in class today.
The inspiration for this project came from Christopher Calderhead's new book entitled, Calligraphy Studio: the ultimate introduction to the art of hand lettering.