Got the urge to change the seat cover and move the chair to the living room for some extra seating and a pop of color and whimsy.
I think I was inspired to use my Frida fabric after seeing Linda Bucci's Frida charms and earrings Saturday! Here is my "new" Frida chair . . .
Did you see the bird atc backgrounds on a couple of the cards I worked on Saturday? . . .
Well, here's a little canvas piece I created using the same paper . . .
It's a napkin!
I just love it when I find napkins that have a full scene on them like this. And in case you've never tried this before, here's a simple tutorial:
1. Carefully remove all of the napkin layers. Most napkins are either 2 or 3-ply.
2. Apply glue - I like to use Paperpatch - The varnish-glue by Decopatch, to your substrate. I've used recycled matboard for the atc's and a wrapped canvas for the other piece.
3. Carefully lay the napkin on the prepared surface and tap LIGHTLY with your finger so you don't tear the very thin paper.
4. Once semi-dry, apply another coat of glue or sealer and set aside to dry. I ran a small wooden roller over the piece to smooth out the top a little. It won't be completely smooth, but the texture that remains is nice.
5. Optional: Paint around the edges of your piece with a coordinating color, add some embellishments, rubberstamp, apply Stickles glitter glue, add some rhinestones . . . you know the drill *smiles*