Saturday, October 18, 2008
What you need:
+ Paint brush
+ Gel medium
What to do:
1) Artsy gift stores and galleries often stock unique cocktail napkins so look there for a napkin that suits your artistic taste. Then visit your local art supply store and buy a canvas that's slightly bigger than your napkin. If you'd like to pay homage to Andy Warhol, you can repeat four images on one canvas--just buy a larger canvas. Assemble your supplies.
2) Paint the edges of the canvas using a color that coordinates with the napkin and let dry. (Tip: Use an old phone book to protect your work surface and you'll have a clean surface each time you turn the page.)
3) Trim the napkin to fit the canvas and attach using gel medium. Then add a top coat of gel medium.
4) Attach a few embellishments to add depth and texture--a used postage stamp, a few beads to act as a necklace and earrings, and a word from a vintage dictionary. You're done! Hang your new art on the wall and enjoy.
Remember that the artwork on these napkins is copyrighted, so don't try selling these canvas creations on Etsy or eBay!
This tutorial originally appeared in the October issue of The Satellite.