This week's challenge at Mixed Media Monday is to show "what we love to do". This was such a good topic as there are so many things I love to do in my mixed media pieces. But, if I have to pick one, it would have to be incorporating napkins (serviettes) as either a background, a focal image or even just as a detail element. I search for and buy napkins like other women buy clothes! And as a result I have a lovely collection to choose from (napkins, not clothes!).
This card uses a small bamboo patterned napkin as a background. I love crumpling them before gluing them down to get the extra texture which is then highlighted with ink, paint or Rub' n Buff. On this card the leaves are accentuated with a gold Krylon pen and the Buddha image , which is from Oxford Impressions, is stamped on gold paper. I have also coloured a frame from a cheap set of nestling frames using the gold Krylon pen.
If anyone else really loves napkins and uses them in their art, leave a comment or email as I love connecting with other napkin users!!