Paper napkins applique or napkins technique is a fun technique to learn for kids, and allows adults to create such great ornaments. You just need a bit of imagination and patience! The napkin paper can be applied to virtually anything: canvas, wood, terracotta, stone, ceramic, cardboard, metal, etc.
For your creations you'll need:
- a support
- beautifully patterned napkins
- acrylic paints
Select your object. Clean it and remove any traces of dust.
Paint your object with a coat of acrylic paint, preferably white (or color pastel), in all cases choose a light color. Sometimes a second coat is needed. Allow your paint to dry for a few hours, this must be perfectly dry.
Select the napkins and designs to use. Carefully cut out the design you want to stick. Peel away the second layer of paper. Remember most napkins are 3-ply, keep only the layer with the pattern.
Glue the support with the varnish-glue and put the selected pattern flat on the surface, be careful not to rip it! Spend another coat of varnish-glue on the pattern. Allow to dry... it's finished!
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