Thursday, June 12, 2014

Paper Napkin Art Jounal Pages

Have you ever read about some technique that you haven't tried and gotten all excited about it but didn't have the XY or Z that you needed at the time? Then, you forgot all about it? Well, I was just at Target and saw some flower napkins in their dollar bins and remembered that I wanted to try adding napkins to my journal pages. I found a page that was really just leftovers from stencils, loaded paintbrushes, and pulled prints. So I cut out a few of the blue flowers, separated the layers so I could use the top one (I remember someone saying to blow on the napkin and it will separate - and it does! I would give them credit, but it was long ago.) I used matte medium and found that the top left one shredded a bit. Must remember to be more gentle HAHA! I also used the other layer to soften some of the black swirls too. This was a lot of fun and I am now on the hunt for more napkins!
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  1. How cute! I love it! I wonder if you can use anything else instead of matte medium to glue the napkins into the journal. Have to try this technique :)

    1. Thanks! I think even white school glue, watered down a bit, would work as well. It may not be archival, but I wouldn't care about that in an art journal myself. I'm sure the napkin isn't archival anyway :)