Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Napkin Recycling

Having found two napkins
left over from last years Thanksgiving dinner (unused, of course), I stashed them away to use in my journal. Today I pulled one out and made this...


The napkin alone was
colorful with a beautiful design of fall decorations, and if I hadn't added anything else to the page I would have been happy. Instead, I created a background with acrylic paint. Starting with Red Ochre and Yellow Ochre, I painted and blended... then brushed on streaks of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I applied a coat of gel medium, laid down my napkin, and put another coat on top and dried it with my heat tool.


Now I started stamping...
leaves from TPC Studio's Autumn Harvest with Coffee Archival... swirls and crackle from Stampers Anonymous, bird and cage from 7 Gypsies all with Jet Black Archival.


For the detailing and
shadowing on all the leaves, fruits, cage and across the bottom of the napkin, I used black soft charcoal.   I rubbed my Vintage Photo DI pad across the edges of the page to complete this project.

I'm linking up to:
Balzer Designs - Art Journal Every Day

Thanks for your visit... I appreciate it so much!
Hugs!
Linda

3 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a neat idea and wonderful project, I was having fun using napkin on my work recently too!

Linda R said...

What a great page. I just love how you used a napkin for this page. So clever my friend...

Hugs~

Ros Crawford said...

How very lovely this is ... beautiful colours on the napkin!

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