Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SU120 Decoupage Technique with Paper Napkins

Decoupage Technique for Paper Napkins

Start with a pretty napkin.  Most decorative party napkins are two-ply.  Separate the layers.  You only need the pretty layer so discard the other.  If you don’t separate the napkin, the Mod Podge will only adhere to the bottom layer (the one with no pretty on it).  Cut a scrap of cardstock ( I’ve even used just plain computer paper) bigger than what your finished card will be.  We will trim it up after it dries.  Paint the scrap with Mod Podge and quickly set the napkin on top of it.  Work fast as Mod Podge dries quickly.  Don’t worry if you have the odd wrinkle here and there – kinda gives it texture.  Let dry.

Once this has dried, you can now paint the top of the napkin with Mod Podge then add a pinch of glitter while it is wet.  It really doesn’t take much more than a pinch, honest!  If you intend to do this, paint from the center of the napkin out toward the edges.  Work slowly as not to tear the napkin.  Let dry. 

Use your napkin as a base for your card.  Just cut it to fit on whatever size card you are making.

Always clean your brush with water immediately after you have finished painting. 

Stamp - Heartfelt Thanks.

Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, non SU! neon yellow, White.

Ink - Tempting Turquoise.

Accessories - napkin, mod podge, paintbrush, ticket punch, mounts.

I made this card for my cousin Doreen. She had brought all kinds of goodies as well as a package of these napkins to our place after my mom passed away a couple years ago.

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