I've always enjoyed using napkins in collage. They come in a great variety of styles and beautiful patterns and are an amazing source of images.
My friend, Cathy, and I got together last week and made small canvases using napkins. I created four 6" square, deep-edged canvases. I painted the sides, collaged a text-printed tissue paper on two and then collaged on the napkins.
|a darker photo, but shows the painted edge|
|Made two of these - love that bunny! Sides painted gray|
|Last one - I intended to paint around the edges with acrylic or watercolor paints, |
but not sure now as I'm liking this look
I liked the bunny image so much and still had two left from the one napkin that I felt compelled to make an art journal page with it.
Here is the page I chose which I'd previously collaged with miscellaneous papers and a light coat of white gesso.
And this is the finished page with the napkin adhered. I also added a second napkin at the bottom and used colored pencils, a black Stabilo pencil and a white gel pen to embellish it. It's a simple page, but I love it.
We're going out of town this week so I won't be posting until next weekend. Have a great week!