Monday, 25 June 2018

Something a little bit different from my usual cards...

On Friday, I spent a lovely day with a friend, learning how to
'Napkin Decoupage' a wooden bowl.
We came across this idea when visiting the Country Living Spring Fair in April,
and booked ourselves onto a day's course with Heather who owns
Fine Lines Quality Crafting. Her Facebook page can be found HERE

The course was held in Heather's home in Essex, where we joined
three other ladies.

Heather has an amazing selection of paper napkins to choose from, and this
is the one I picked out to use on my bowl...
...and here is my finished bowl!
The process involves painting the bowl first with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Whilst waiting for it to dry, we practiced the napkin technique on a small board.

Then we prepared the 3 ply napkins, removing the 2 under layers 

to leave the pattern sheet. After carefully tearing lots of the poppies, 
I started glue-ing them in position, speed drying the glue with a hair dryer, 
then varnishing. I still need to apply two more coats of varnish, but am certainly 
pleased with my first attempt. 
It was a lovely day doing something completely different.
Challenges entered:-
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of  Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x


  1. A fabulous bowl - I do love poppies.
    Kath x

  2. Oh wow Janice this is stunning I love it. My mother-in-law would love this too. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This is fabulous, so vibrant and lovely to see something different.

  4. It's beautiful Jan would love to try this x

  5. This is so cool Janice! What a pretty pay to liven up a bowl or plate or anything. Fun too!!

  6. Your bowl is stunning Janice, you should be really proud of your first attempt - it sounds like you had a lovely day.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Wow, Janice this is stunning. I love the bowl and agree with Pauline you should be so proud of it.

    Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous bowl Janice. I love using napkins for cards too. I have quite the collection of napkins. Who would have thought you can make so many things from a simple napkin! Great job!

  9. Spectacular! It's such a beautiful project! And napkins come in so many pretty prints! WOW!

  10. This is a lovely technique Janice and your bowl is beautiful....and napkins are also great to use on cards...


  11. That turned out beautiful, I have used napkins on cards and on my flour, sugar ect. containers but never totally decoupage an item other than card base, I love the look!!

  12. That is so beautiful and love the poppies--that took a lot of poppies lol-but reult well worth it
    Carol x

  13. This is just fabulous, Janice, what a lovely project. xx

  14. Beautiful design and gorgeous papers.Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  15. Wow - what a cool project - need to try this one. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  16. Saw that you won the challenge at Crafting by Designs and decided your project needed a second look, then decided it needed an enlarged view, I think this is one fabulous piece of work, you must be very proud of it.

    1. Thank you so much Faith for your lovely comments, and yes I am proud of it! Making it took me right out of my card making comfort zone, but I enjoyed doing it. 😊
      Janice x

  17. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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