I have a confession. I have never ever decoupaged before this project. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it. I mean, it's a pretty basic craft and even kids do it, but I decided it was time when I saw the paper-mache letters at Michael's. I already had the paper napkins and thought of them right away when I saw the A. I remembered seeing a tutorial a while back using the napkins, so I got started by pulling apart the layers and then tearing the printed side in pieces.
I had a vision of how it would look when it was finished and this A looked nothing like that vision! It was dark and wrinkly and clumpy. I definitely used too much glue and paper and I think the napkin was too sheer for the paper-mache. So, I went back to Michael's and got a second A and painted it white. I used less glue and paper and it turned out exactly like I envisioned. Why did I wait so long to try this?! It's one more thing I'm hooked on now!
Have you tried something new lately? Have you decoupaged before? I want to hear all about it!
xo Annette xo
317. listening to Shylee read
318. letting go of the need to be perfect
319. a book that draws you in on the first page
320. making time to read
321. the privilege of praying for others
322. finding a new stress reliever
323. realizing I can do more than I think I can
324. binge watching a tv show