Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Napkin altered holder- easy Mixed Media way with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Today I am going to share an easy project , that maybe called Mixed Media and maybe not. Anyway as I used paper, paint, mediums and water colors it is a Mixed Media after all and usufull one too. 
This is my alteration of Canvas Corps shadow box that was brown and not fit to my kitchen/rooms. So as I was in need of napkin holder and the size was just perfect, I decided to alter it to this " light vintage" piece using DIY paints and embossed paper. To make it durable I added a thick layer of clear resin over the paper.

Materials Used
1. Shadow box 8*8'' Stained wood-Canvas Corps
2. DIY Viridian paint- Tattered Angels
3. DIY Ivory paint- Tattered Angels
4.Embossed large floral ivory paper-Canvas Corps
5. Easy cast ETI resin
6. Water colors- Faber Castell DMC Gelatos
7. Crackle medium- DecoArt

Step by step instructions:

Step 1
Paint the shadow box with Viridian color and let it dry

Step 2
Cover the painted box with crackle medium and let it dry

Step 3
Paint over the dry crackle with Ivory paint. Try not to repeat over the already painted area if you want to get good crackles

Step 4
Cut a piece of ivory embossed floral paper to the size that cover the inside of the box. Glue it into the box. Water color the embossed florals with your colors of choice.

Step 5
Cover the colored box with a thick layer of ETI Clear cast resin and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Distress the edges of your painted box as much as you want to get this " old" look

Step 6
Put your favorite napkins inside and enjoy!


  1. Sooooo lovely Irit. You are sooo creative. Xj.

  2. Sooooo lovely Irit. You are sooo creative. Xj.

  3. This is amazing Irit, I love the colours and how you've put all the elements together.

  4. Beautiful Irit, love that gorgeous Viridian green, a wonderful transformation! Deb xo