I ordered some beautiful napkins and could not wait to try some decoupaging with them.. something I have seen but never actually done myself. I have decoupaged items using prints and wallpaper but never napkins..
I decided to do a lovely vintage rose set – love heart, tealight holder and a vase.
I decided to practice my jigsaw cutting skills and made everything from scratch. If you are not feeling very adventurous you can order pre-cut shapes such as these online.
First I drew a heart shape and cut it out of the paper.
I then sanded it.
I decided to play around with my dremel and cut a few shapes in around the edges. As with all my projects, I normally have an idea of what I am about to do, but most of the times I just improvise and create on the spot.
Then came the fun part – decoupage!
I then gently covered the top with mod podge using a soft brush.
After doing this, I was told that because the napkin is so thin, you don’t actually need to put any mod podge at the bottom, just over the napkin – NOTED!
Once the heart was dry, I sanded slightly put some mod podge for extra protection and once this was dry played around with some dark wax over the edges to give some depth and make the heart look more vintage.
I then put some twine on and the heart was done!
My next job was the vase and the tealight holder. I painted the glass jar and the tealight holder in the same Old Ochre shade and waxed.
Once they were dry, I slightly sanded and put an extra coat of mod podge to seal it.
I then tied some twine around the top of the jar.
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