Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling is my lovely contributor this week – a Landscape Architect who started a small prints and invitations business (check her out on Etsy here) to then find her love for all things craft and DIY blogging.
From her sunny home in New Mexico, in her new role as stay at home Mum to two little kiddos, Amy has been crafting up some awesome tutorials and home updates which I’ve been following for a while now, especially like this Tree Stump Chalkboard and Ampersand Plant.
I can’t quite comprehend how stunning and clever this handpainted napkin project is! Surprisingly easy to pull off too – I want to apply this technique to a million things now. Love your work, Amy!
I have been wanting to try my hand at hand painted Marbled Napkins and with so many wonderful Valentine’s Day parties nearing, this was a perfect opportunity to create a few fun cocktail napkins.
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Textile Medium
- Paint Brush
- Sharpie Markers (pink and orange is what I ended up using)
- White Handkerchief
- Fabric Fusion Adhesive
The process of hand painting a marbled texture was much easier than I originally thought it would be.
I started with my darkest orange color first. I was sure to create very loose and flowing lines to mimic marble. I painted three dark orange lines. Then, I slowly added in additional line work in varying widths. Be sure to add textile medium to all paint, so as to not have any cracking once dry. I also watered down the paint considerably to create a watercolor look.
Once the paint was dry, I ironed the backside of the handkerchief to rid all wrinkles. Then, cut the fabric into 5″ x 10″ strips. I folded and ironed the strips in half.
Creating small folds on all the edges, I used a thin line of fabric fusion to create a clean hemmed look.
Fold the fabric in half and apply another line of fabric fusion along the perimeter.
Allow to dry.
Pair with some fresh flowers and a few party supplies and you are on your way to a lovely Valentine’s Day party!