Bone Folder

What Is A Bone Folder???

And what is it used for?

Have you ever heard of a bone folder? 

It's a nifty little tool originally made from polished cow bone, horn or semi precious stone for book binding, but it's also super handy for all sorts of crafts. 

I've had mine for years and it's still one of my favorites! 

Mine is made from cow bone, but there are now plastic versions out there too. It's about 15cms long, but you can find smaller and larger ones too. 

I first got mine when I was really into card making, and let me tell you, it's a game changer. The sharp crease it creates gives your cards a super professional look. 

It's perfect for those times when you're trying to fold multiple layers at once and need a little extra help. But the bone folder isn't just for card making - I've used it in all sorts of crafts, like origami and making paper snowflakes. 

It's also great for gently shaping flowers and leaves, adding an extra dimension to your projects.

Plus, it works like a charm as a burnisher for making sure tape or glue sticks just right. 

Often used in a conservation setting, I've also used it in the past to gently burnish gold leaf but as this is very delicate it takes some practice.

If you want to learn more about bone folders, feel free to check them out online. I've even pinned some ideas and pictures on Pinterest for you to browse through

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