11.10.17

Napkin Decoupage Ideas and Tutorial

Napkin Decoupaged Projects
        Hi friends, I am sure many of you have seen gorgeous projects with textured decoupage...I especially love the projects where crafters decoupage on rope to give a ridged texture effect.
I usually don't have the patience for decoupage but I wanted to use this doggy themed tissue paper which I had picked up from the dollar store during my visit to the US last year and so came up with some fun easy ideas.
Napkin Decoupaged Box
This is a cardboard box recycled and given a second life  with the gorgeous puppies themed napkin.
Parchment Flowers
I love the delicate look of parchment/ vellum and so added quite a few parchment flowers made by heat embossing and die cutting the Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur stamps - die set.
Napkin Decoupaged
The whole box was lined with corrugated white paper before decoupaging and that is the secret to the textured decoupaging!!He-he yes it's the lazy crafter 's route to decoupaging!!
Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
My tissue papers which are from the dollar store were not the typical 3 ply[ has 3 layers] but 2 ply and so had only 2 layers.
Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
Whenever you are decoupaging with napkins...remove all the layers except the top design layer...otherwise you can end up with a mess while decoupaging.
Napkin Decoupage Tutorial

My favorite decoupage glue is Mod Podge as I find it has the best consistency and is the easiest to use. You can use either a paint brush or a foam brush to apply the Modpodge...I hate the waste which the foam brush inevitably produces so almost always use a paint brush...just remember to wash your brush immediately after use [ or if you are lazy like me just dunk it into a jar of water till you can tear yourself away from the project you are working on!]

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
Now the trick to getting textured decoupage effect without going to a lot of trouble...apply modpodge on the corrugated base, lay your tissue paper on top and use a squeegee or something similar to gently glue your tissue paper into the ridges.

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
If you have an impatient nature/ rough hands...here is an easier way....lay a sheet of parchment paper on top of the napkin and ease it into the ridges of the corrugated paper!

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
I hope you can see the lovely ridges!

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
Patiently allow time to dry and finally apply 2 or more coats of mododge over the napkin again allowing enough time to dry. Varnishing is optional.

Decoupaged Box
My set has a pen-stand made by recycling this metal tin salvaged from the operation theater!
Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 

Tip: A white base is the best for napkin decoupaging as it brings out the design of the tissue paper best. You can use gesso if you plan to add more artistic flair or directly apply white acrylic paint/chalk paint.
Napkin Decoupage Tutorial 
I didnt add corrugated paper but simply brushed a coat of mod pode and stuck the napkin.
Altered Tin

Those puppies look adorable dont they?
Altered Bottle
I went all crazy with metallic pearl paints on this bottle and that is why the decoupaging looks a bit dark...in retrospect I think a white base would have been better.
Napkin Decoupage 
The bright parchment flowers with their huge button centers on the neck of the bottle are the cheerful elements!
Altered Bottle with Parchment Flowers
Lastly being first and foremost a card maker at heart...I just had to make a simple CAS card with the gorgeous tissue paper!
Napkin Decoupaged Card
This one was made by decoupaging the tissue paper on corrugated paper and then matting on card stock.
I hope you liked these easy  napkin decoupage projects.
Linking the decoupaged Box, Bottle and Penstand to
WCMD 2017 Anything But a Card Challenge with Kelly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not a Card
Linking the Card to
SimonSays Stamp World Cardmaking day
WCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H
WCMD 2017 Lovely Layers Challenge with Keren - the card has several matted layers in addition to the decoupaging on corrugated paper.

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Love the idea of recycling! So clean and neat work always, love them all with such a cute family scene decoupage!

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  2. Wow !!! stunning Gorgeous dear ..these seasonal printed napkins are soo gorgeous that i never by them because i don't feel like crushing those beautiful printed papers ...now this year i am going to follow your tutorial and make few cards .

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    1. So wonderful to see your comment Angelin!

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  3. Superb sonia. Cute puppies. I've got some ideas to use some pictures which i have collected from old calendars. Thanks.

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    1. Calendars are my favorites too!!

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  4. oh so detailed, absolutely gorgeous
    hugs Kate xx

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  5. Oh, Sonia these are gorgeous projects and I love the puppy napkin.I've wanted to try this technique for a long time and now I'm just going to do it..I bought some lovely floral napkins and going to give it a go as you have inspired me too.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. WOW, was für tolle Arbeit
    glg Gertrude

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  7. Oh, WOW Sonia!!! Everything looks amazing! And I LIKE the lazy crafter techniques! They scream my name!! The puppies are so cute and I've never tried the napkin technique before... so I may have to after reading your tutorial... sounds simple enough! I LOVE each item and the cool texture from the corrugate paper... LOVE it! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  8. Fabulous projects Sonia, adorable puppies and beautiful flowers - they are so soft and delicate.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. These are all so stunning!! Wow!! I love the sweet dogs!! Your tutorials are fabulous, as always!! Love, love these!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Fantastic creations,Sonia.Beautiful flowers and colours.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  11. Four lovey projects,with this sweet papers! Great ideas and designs! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  12. Beautiful creations, Sonia. I LOVE the pretty doggies on the box, on the tin and on the bottle. You decorated all of them with beautiful flowers and laces! They all are awesome! Kisses, my friend.

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  13. Wow, Sonia these are stunning, they would make such great gifts.

    Sue xx

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  14. Wow!! Fantastic work!! I guess I'll also recycle boxes and use my decoupage napkins :) Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  15. Beautiful projects Doc...such a pretty decoupage papers it is...love love it!!

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  16. Beautiful creations !!
    cheers

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  17. Wow wow wow and MORE WOW!!! These are AMAZING! LOVING what you did with those napkins!! I just saved some of the napkins from Brookie's birthday dinner, I will have to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. wow! this is stunning!
    love it!

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  19. These are gorgeous!! I love DT for napkins too!! I also bought a vintage Paris themed one to do some decoupage, but ended up using a few of them on my cards ;)

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  20. What a great use of the darling puppy napkin, Sonia! Your decoupage details are delightful, and such a wonderful gift idea or party theme! hugs, de

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  21. Thank you so much for the tutorial my friend your projects are fantastic ! I definitely want to try this .

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  22. SQUEAL! WOW FABULOUS projects. I'm impressed you did it on corrugated card too.
    Faith
    x

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  23. stunning projects Dr Sonia and those puppies are so adorable,thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  24. Thanks for joining in with the Winnie and Walter Layers challenge! Love that decoupage- those dogs are cute! x

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