I had some leather scraps and decided I needed a few bookmarks. These are so simple to make and would make a great stocking stuffer for a book addict.
Some supplies you will need:
Scrap leather
Rotary blade
Cutting mat
Foam brush
Acrylic paint
Clear glaze sealant

 Cut the leather into the bookmark shape you want. Mine are about 1.5 inches wide and 5 inches long.
Tape off the area you want to paint and go to town! Make sure to give yourself plenty of room for error by adding more tape so you don't get paint where it is unwanted.
Peel off the tape and make sure it's completely dry. I added a clear glaze over the paint to help seal it in and keep it from cracking.
And you're done! I am in love with the blue color. So pretty.