Friday, 26 September 2008

Mixed Media Monday - What I Love to Do!

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!!

10 comments:

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

LOL....I used to be the Tissue Paper Queen, but thanks to you and your original leaf ATC, I have begun using napkins as well. I only wish they came in smaller package sizes or variety packs, so that I could get more variety for my dollars!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, great colours.

runningonink said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I have never used a napkin in my art! I might have to give it a try!

carolann said...

Wow this is brilliant I love the colours well done hun xxxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hello Napkin Lover :) I too am afflicted with the collecting of them! I have been known to not 'use' my napkin because I tucked it in my purse to bring home! This card looks wonderful, every detail! Great tip about crumpling it first, do you peel yours as well? Love the Buddha image too!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wonderful asian card.
Gorgeous design. I love it.

mixedmediamonday said...

Debbi, this is gorgeous! I use napkins on occasions, but you've inspired me to look around for more! I can definitely identify with buying art supplies rather than clothes, grin! Diane

Natalie B said...

Gorgeous Deb

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous piece!!
Clairex

Night Owl Designs said...

Beautiful card Debbi, I love the Oriental theme.