Friday, January 24, 2014

Altered Napkin Collage

Hi, Lea here, bringing you new altered inspirations!  This post will explore the wondrous world of upcycling.

Upcycling is a term for reusing boxes and items normally one would throw away.  Reusing, recycling - important for our planet.   The project below is created using an old wood bangle, napkins, collage adhesive, and other elements.  

 The wood bangle was painted with paint before collaging the separated napkins to the surface.  Napkins are easily separated using painter's tape.  Rip the napkins into usable pieces and collage to wood bracelet.  The beautiful hues of the paint ( I used a mica paint for shimmer) will show through slightly.  Once dry, add beads, a flower, and rhinestone.

TIP:  If you do not have napkins laying around, stamped tissue paper will work as well!  Stampendous! and Stamps On Fire  are great choices for images to use.  I have designed with Stampendous! stamps for many years and they constantly update their images to match the trends happening.

Look before you throw out or add something to the recycle bin.  Think and envision ways you can make art and upcycle items into new things!

I will be posting on the 10th and 24th of each month, bringing you ideas and inspiration!  I hope you find these useful as you travel along your artistic journey.

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea


  1. Lovely project! We must have been on the same wavelength! I used napkins last week too!