This is "kind of" a tutorial, but very quick.. I didn't go into alot of detail.. and didn't take pictures as I was making it (darn... I should know by now that when I do a new technique, I should take pictures).
And YES... I used a napkin!
|You can get a HUGE variety of napkins at Tuesday Morning, and online at different Etsy stores.|
Here's what I did:
1. I used a 4x6 piece of watercolor paper.
2. Made a 5x7 card base out of the green.
3. Cut a 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" purple mat.
4. Use a large napkin with the picture you like. Gently pull off the thin white paper that is on the back of the napkin. Sometimes there are two layers of the thin white paper so tear both off.
5. Next, cut off the quarter section so you have one picture, and trim the picture to fit the 4x6 watercolor paper.
6. Spread glossy Mod Podge on the piece of watercolor paper... and then spread some also on the back of the napkin.
7. Lay the napkin onto the watercolor paper and smooth it out carefully to get out the wrinkles.. or you can leave them in for texture. Trim off any edges that protrude off the edge of the watercolor paper.
8. Put some more Mod Podge on top of the napkin, and sprinkle clear embossing powder on top, shake it off and then heat it with your heat tool to melt it and dry it.
9. Once dry, put another light coat of Mod Podge over the picture and while wet, sprinkle some clear glitter on top.. then shake it off. I press it down as best as I can so that it will adhere well. Let it dry well or use your heat tool to dry it.
I wish I could have captured the full effect on camera.
Once the glitter was dry, I added a lavender ribbon on top and wrapped it around the back of the watercolor paper and glued it down on the back of the watercolor paper, before adhering it to the purple mat.
I used a little "sweet" tag that I had printed out on my printer on cream cardstock, a row of lace trim on the bottom, a black glitter butterfly and some tiny roses.
And voila! it's done! Was really quite fast and easy.. and alot of fun. Next I'm going to use that darling chicken napkin to see what it looks like with just glitter and no emboss powder.
Try it, you'll love the results.