Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scrapchat Napkin Challenge

I went to the bi-annual Scrapchat Retreat at the Gold Coast on the weekend just gone....one of my favourite events on my yearly calendar....such good friends, inspiration and laughs!

One of the retreat challenges was to create something with a napkin, and I decided to make a canvas, and here is the finished result.....

Here is the napkin I started with...

I covered the blank canvas with plain scrunched tissue paper and Mod Podge, followed by layers of torn up pieces of the napkin. Once that was dry, I painted the canvas with a white acrylic wash to mute the patterns, and then sprayed the bottom half with some blue Tim Holtz Color Wash.

I added background detail with a Sharpie pen and rub-ons, and stuck on some paper-covered chipboard trees and handmade clouds.....

To finish off, I added some of the birds from the napkin that I mounted on white cardstock and fussy-cut around and an inspiration quote....

I had so many positive comments about this canvas on the retreat, I just felt I had to share....thanks for looking.

I also have to give a big thanks and shout-out to Nicole Pomeroy for the inspiration for this....Nic your canvas artwork rocks!


  1. Sue this is fantastic.Hugs xx

  2. wow your clever! LOVE and adore this LOTS! beautiful work! xx :)

  3. wow Sue, this is amazing - I would love to see it IRL. To think you started with a blank canvas and a napkin.