DIY Hand Painted Napkins

I don’t know about you, but I am still hugely into the marbling trend.  It seems like such a classic style that I don’t know if it will ever really go away!  Today I am going to show you how you can create that same marbling effect yourself on DIY Hand Painted Napkins.

DIY Hand Painted Cocktail Napkins, perfect for any occasion! Delineate Your Dwelling

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DYD supply list
Acrylic Craft Paint | Textile Medium | Paint Brush
Sharpie Markers (pink and orange is what I ended up using) | White Handkerchief
Fabric Fusion Adhesive

Hand Painted Napkins supplies

The process of hand painting a marbled texture was much easier than I thought it would be.  In fact, I’ve hand painted marble textures once before!

Before staring, be sure to add in textile medium to your paints. This will help with less cracking once the paint has dried.

To begin, I started with my darkest orange color.  I was sure to create very loose and flowing lines to mimic marble.  I painted three dark orange lines. Then, I slowly added in additional line work in varying widths.

Hand Painted Napkins step2

I also watered down the paint considerably to create a watercolor look.  After the paint was dry, I used a pink and orange thick point sharpie to add some definition to some of the lines.  Again, just loosely outline your painted lines.  The looser the better!

Hand Painted Napkins cloth
Once everything was dry and completed, I ironed the backside of the handkerchief to rid all wrinkles.  Then I cut the fabric into 5″ x 10″ strips to make cocktail napkins.  I folded and ironed the strips in half.

Hand Painted Napkins step3a

Creating small folds on all the edges, I used a thin line of fabric fusion to create a clean hemmed look.

Hand Painted Napkins step5

Fold the fabric in half and apply another line of fabric fusion along the perimeter.

Hand Painted Napkins step4

Allow to fully dry.

Hand Painted Cocktail Napkins 2

Because I used fabric fusion, these are not washable, but if you have the patience to sew this could be easily washed.  I use these more as decorative cocktail napkins when friends come over, as opposed to wiping up big spills.

DIY Hand Painted Cocktail Napkins, perfect for any occasion! Delineate Your Dwelling
Interested in my many other marbled projects?  You can check out some of these!

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