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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Paper Napkin Transfer Technique Technique Page

In sticking with the Halloween theme and season I thought I would do one of my technique pages to go along with it.

I found these adorable napkins at the grocery store (Cub Foods) and I not only liked the front as a focal piece but the back of it for a background piece. Such a versatile napkin, isn't it??? And I don't know which is more adorable, the front or the back!!!

This is a fun technique and will work with most 2 or 3 ply napkins. Single ply may not work as well but hey, you can always experiment. Isn't that how most of these techniques are discovered????

Ready to play???

Cut your card stock just a bit smaller than the napkin. Place a piece of copier paper on a surface that can be ironed on. Place your card stock on top of that. Tear off a piece of cling wrap to cover the card stock. Pull your napkin apart so you only have one ply/layer. Cut napkin to fit over card stock and cling film. You do want the napkin just lightly larger than the card stock. Place napkin face up. Cover with another piece of copier paper and with iron set on medium iron over the copier paper. Be sure not to get any cling wrap on your iron. Go slowly and use a little pressure for about10 to 15 seconds. Remove the copier paper and trim the excess cling wrap from the edges. As soon as it cools you are ready to use it. If there is any loose edges you can reheat them between more copier paper. The cling wrap will give the napkin the look of fabric. Use as a background or cut pieces out and use as a focal piece.

There, that wasn't so bad, was it? I was just amazed at how the napkin felt like fabric on the card stock. I do not recommend stamping on the napkin (before or after doing this technique). Napkins are so thin and the ink will bleed. Unless that is the look you are going for I would suggest you stay away from it.

Have fun with this technique. Anytime you like you may share with me what you make using these techniques and with your permission I will post it on my blog!!! And all you have to do is email me!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


craftyantoinette said...

Very interesting Wanda, where do you get cling film?

ThreadCatcher said...

Great technique. My question is do you place the napkin image right side up or image side down on the cling wrap? jmniffer

Unknown said...

Wanda, I love this and would like to give it a try. I am not sure what the cling film is you are talking about can you tell me what it is and where it can be purchased at. Thank you :)

jayne said...

cling film is like saran wrap by Reynolds it is the clear plastic wrap on a roll you use to cover dishes with I believe great idea!!

NeedsARibbon said...

OK, I will help out Wanda's guests. Cling film - saran wrap - plastic wrap - cello wrap. Ya know the kind you wrap your food in. I believe that is what Wonderful Wanda is talking about. Wanda, if you get a chance, can you post some pictures of the process. Either it is my age or eyes or the age of my eyes or brain, but I had trouble following the technique. Normally I can read a technique and get it. This one, ugh, it has gotta be the eyes! Thanks!