"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Napkin Art

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!


Sue Kosec said...

Napkin art is not something I've ever tried. I always admire what people have done using them … maybe I should give it a shot.

Love yours - the nest got me from the get-go. It's adorable.

Happy week!

Linda Manning Findley said...

I love napkins in art and you have done a super job ...