I’m so excited to be sharing my first project as a member of the USArtQuest Design Team (DT)! I first met Susan Pickering Rothamel at a scrapbook convention in 2009. She was demonstrating technique after technique all while answering questions from the crowd. I watched in awe. She made everything look so easy, I was hooked! I bought one of her many books, The Art of Paper Collage, and a bottle of Perfect Paper Adhesive™ (PPA) and I was ready to roll! Now, 2 years later, I’m on the DT! Please don’t pinch me because I don’t want to wake up from this dream come true!
This project started as a plain frame I picked up at a thrift store for $0.75. It had nice wide borders – lots of space to collage. It finished as a sparkly flower garden filled with birds and butterflies!
And best of all, it’s quick and easy to do!! The project took me somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes. And it was fun! As you put down piece after piece of napkin, you start to see this amazing scene come in to focus. Topping it off with the dazzle you get from Crystal Effectz™ makes it magical. It’s so fun and fast I decided to capture the process on film! Check out this short YouTube video to see the process from start to finish.
See how easy that was? Why not give it a shot? The Napkin Collection from USArtQuest has everything you need to get started. All you need to do is find something fun to cover!