I was happily surprised when my neighbor Stephanie invited me
over to her home for an informal craft party this afternoon.
I wasn't sure what to expect,
she takes X-rays all day long and I had no idea she was into art.
She mentioned she had picked up some acrylic paints and
wooden frames at Michael's on sale.
So I went back to my studio and collected some of my favorite
decorative napkins to share with the other women who were
coming together for some creative fun.
The pretty napkins were a big hit!
It made the play date so much less intimidating to the new artists.
Decoupage was a word they had not heard before.
I shared how to pull the napkins apart and carefully rip around the
images they wanted to use on their frames and layout the designs.
Some stamped letters and painted the background with paints,
others left the natural frame and did a color wash on top the images.
Then I showed them how to decoupage the images in place with
good old fashioned white glue watered down and using a paint
brush starting in the center and working our way out to release any
They were thrilled with the results.
I am sorry I hadn't brought my camera to catch photos of all the creativity and fun.
I have only my example to share with you today.