That's not a title of a blog post I thought I would ever have, but there are so many lovely napkin designs that I could not resist trying to use them in my crafting.
I used some floral napkins from Amazon and applied matte Mod Podge just to adhere the napkin to the card.
Unlike Gesso, Mod Podge dries fairly quickly which is great for me as I have absolutely no patience for waiting for stuff to dry. To help obscure the edges of the decoupage I randomly stamped a script and texture stamp over edges of the napkin area. This was my fave bit of the whole process. The stamping wasn't perfect but I still like the outcome.
The lovely die topper is by Penny Black called "Pop on a fold-royal swirl" from the Foiled Fox, one of the fab new products from the new Penny Black Bliss collection. The metal frame is just an old frame I have had for many years found buried in my stash.
I also sprayed some DIY shimmer spray which I made by mixing Sepia ink, Aged Mahogony Distress ink and Liquitex ink in Gold. It really is absolutely beautiful and I think as good as any shimmer spray you can buy.
Finally, here is a photo of my latest DIY inks. You can find my previous post about DIY shimmer sprays here. The lovely little glass bottles are from Amazon, and although they are small they work perfectly. They are just right for mixing up small amounts of DIY shimmer spray. I have made these with Sepia ink, gold Liquitex ink and Distress inks. The Sepia gives these inks that "Moonshadow" effect of Lindy's ink sprays.
I love the napkins, they provide such a lovely background that you can then add to with stamping and embellishments, and there are lots of lovely designs to choose from too. I am sure I will be trying this again in the future. See you again soon x