Sunday, April 21, 2013

"Beautiful Napkins" Swap

In a recent art journal spread, inspired by a class in 21 Secrets by Cathy Bluteau, I used some flowers in my collage which I had cut out of napkins.  You can see the original napkins in the photo to the right, and how they were used in the close up shots below. 
Although they are a wonderful source of lovely collage elements, it gets expensive to have to buy a whole package and only use one or two images in your arts, so...  

I've decided to hold a "Beautiful Napkin Swap" of napkins that have flowers or birds on them.  What I would ask everyone to do, is go out and buy a package of pretty napkins that have either birds or flowers (or both) on them.  Take one of the napkins out to keep for yourself, and then mail the rest of the package to me.  I will gather all of them up, divide them among all of the participants, and mail you a mixed package of assorted beautiful napkins.  If you're interested, please send me an email (click on 'view my complete profile' at the right, under my profile picture and then click on the email link under my picture on the next page that comes up).  Once I get your email I will send you all of the details, including where to send your napkins.



11 comments:

  1. Ok Linda, I am in. I also have some extras, not complete packages which I will sent along. I have been collecting and using napkins for several years with my art dolls.

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    1. Fantastic Ruthanne. Send me an email so I can get all of the details to you.

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  2. What a great idea. I have a couple of napkins set aside as ideas for paintings. This sounds like great idea and fun. Madelyn

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    1. Glad you like the idea Madelyn. If you'd like to participate, please send me an email as per the directions in this blog post. I hope you play along!

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    2. I have been using paper napkins in art collages, too. This is a great idea.

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    3. Thanks Beth. If you'd like to participate, please send me an email so I can get details to you.

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  3. Here in Portugal in the few craft shops that exist, they are quite happy to open packets and just sell one napkin. So then it's easy as there are lots of opened packs on the stand and no one feels guilty taking one from each pack.I I'd like to join in but it might be more difficult from overseas. What do you think, Linda?

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    1. Wow Linda, that's great that they'll do that. As for participating from overseas, I'll send you the info and then you can decide and let me know what you'd like to do.

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  4. This will be fun. Count me in. I will send you an email now.

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  5. Wow an assortment of beautiful napkins. Just think of what you can do with them, I'm in, I think it's the best idea I've heard lately.
    Janie

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