Friday, January 17, 2014


Hello!  I'm so happy to be making my first post to the Altered Arts Magazine Blog!!

I made 2 ATCs today, using a paper napkin technique that I wrote an article about for Altered Arts Magazine.
I coated the ATCs with Matte Medium, and placed the napkin face down onto the medium.  The other 2 layers of napkin come off easy that way. Then go over the napkin with another layer of medium and you get a beautiful background!!  I sanded the edges of the ATC, and any loose napkin will come off here.  Then, I went around the outside of them with Prima "Wood" color ink.  I glued on a piece of corrugated cardboard, a distresses a piece of book paper and an inked bit of gauze.  Last was a single mini rose.  I wrapped it up in a nice piece of rope, and I tied it with a bow!

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  1. Great job Daniella, love that technique and your project came out perfectly.

  2. love your ATCs Daniella! Thanks for the Paper Napkin details!

  3. Great tip, I hate pulling apart napkins. Very pretty ATC's. Love the twine around them, great touch.

  4. Stunning ATCs - these are just beautiful!
    Alison x

  5. Your ATCs are gorgeous. TFS the tips about getting the napkins apart. I always have trouble with that.

  6. So glad I discovered your blog today. Miss the mag.

    1. We're glad you found us, too. We've been publishing since only since 2010.