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Coffee Time with Stampendous and Faber-Castell

Edited: Yay! My wall plaque has been spotlighted at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges #67! :)

Hello Friends! It's coffee time in my craft room! Well, actually it's always coffee time for me :) but today I would like to share a wall plaque I made to capture my coffee-licious obsession lol.

While I'm sipping my coffee, I might as well tell you about this fabulous colour play we're having all week with Stampendous and Faber-CastellAnd to celebrate this happy occasion there will be some delicious prizes for three lucky commenters who'll leave some love on the participating entries throughout the week up to the 9th March. The more you comment, the bigger your chance to win!

To create my wall decor plaque I played with my all time favourite - napkin art. And I also used one of my favourite napkins in my collection. But this time, I tried something new - let's call it a dry decoupage :). 

Instead of using a regular wet decoupage glue, I covered a round piece of a ply wood with a 6x12" Adhesive Sheet. I carefully positioned the napkin over the adhesive then used a wooden spoon to burnish the piece.

I used the redundant yellow cover sheet as a burnishing 'platform', this way I avoided the risk of any accidental tears. I was super happy with the result - no wrinkles on my napkin transfer!

Then I stamped the Cling Glance image (this is such a beautiful stamp!) on a scrap paper and cut out the outline to create a mask. I dabbed some light cream paint over the area to prepare it for stamping.

Once it was dry, I stamped the Glance image with Sparrow Mix'd Media Inx and coloured the image with the Art GRIP Aquarelles. I added some detailing to the hair with Oil Pastel Crayons. I kept the strokes mostly unblended.

Next, using Coffee Archival ink I stamped the coffee splatters and coffee beans around the edges - Perfectly Clear Stamps: Coffee Mug and Coffee Talk. Finally I rubbed in a touch of Frayed Burlap DI and Chocolate Gelatos along the outer edge for a distressed look and sprayed my plaque with Krylon lacquer to seal it all in.

There is a lot of fantastic inspiration being shared this week so do make sure to check it out. Here's who's playing today:

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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tick Tock
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog #27 - Anything but a card


Fantastic project. What a great idea to do the stamping over the napkin.

Thank you for posting how you created this. I see things like this and just wonder how. Great info and a beautiful creation. I also think that coffee might be my inspiration....I tend to always have a cup around.

Beautiful plaque a great techniques, I'm going to have to give this a try :)

I absolutely love your wall plaque. It is so beautiful!!

Great project! I'm not quite sure that I am brave enough to try it or not, but it is really pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

What a lovely project. Great explaination on how you achieved this. I just love the glance stamp.

You have accomplished something that not many people have. I am speechless. Scrolling down and seeing this was like a (good) creative punch to the gut. WOW! Absolutely stunning. Then I read how you did it and was awed again. I am definitely going to be giving this a try! Must ordered some decorative napkins so I can. I love this piece so much. I have a neighbor who is a coffee addict and I am going to make her own of these for her kitchen. Thank you for the inspiration and the great creative gut punch!

I was given some of that at the CHA, but haven't used it yet. I was scared. Thanks for showing me how to use it. I LOVE the slight shading on the lady's face...

I should make a coffee themed plaque for my friend. She would love it. I really like your style. The retro look is so me.

Cool! Thanks for the step-by-step.

Fabulous!! Not so sure I could get the napkin on so perfectly using self adhesive but maybe I'll give it a try ... Very beautiful plaque!

Fabulous!! Not so sure I could get the napkin on so perfectly using self adhesive but maybe I'll give it a try ... Very beautiful plaque!

Love the idea of using a dry technique. You don't have to wait for it to dry and it's not as messy. thanks for sharing the idea. the project is great.

Love this project. Thanks for the great idea.

This turned out fabulous!

I would hand this on my wall in a minute. Wonderful project. TFS

Gorgeous shabby chic plaque, with that fabulous retro look napkin doing sterling work! It's really lovely... and I love the subtle distressing on the edges. Dry decoupage, eh? Whatever next?!
Alison xx

A gorgeous project, love your unique technique of dry decoupage!!

Wonderful looking
creation you make.
Thanks for explaining
the details.
Carla from Utah

What a gorgeous project, thanks for sharing your ideas.

Carol B
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Amazing project! So beautifully created.

What a beautiful home decor piece, Asia! Love your technique with the napkin & adding the stamp!

What a cool piece! It really doesn't look handmade at all....like something you would just go to the store to buy. Perfect execution!

A great project with fabulous techniques xx

Gorgeous and I love the napkin technique! Thanks for sharing how you created this.

Beautiful! I love the vintage look of this wall decor, thanks for sharing.

Love the plaque. Nice job.

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What a wonderful art piece.You made it sound so easy I just might try making a piece like it. TFS.

Fantastic! The "dry" adhesive idea is a great hit. I love how it turned out. The Glance stamp has come to life with your fantastic coloring. Great job!

fun technique - thanks for sharing!
Sandra ltb

I love these Blog Hops! It's a great way to find inspiration and like minded crafters. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm glad to have found you because I'm really a mixed media/altered art strange scrapbook kinda girl so it's nice to find someone with similar tastes and interests!

Love the technique and stamp, gorgeous creation.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge blog.

Moira DT xx

Simply WOW! Love this, you truly melded each component into a unified whole.

love it! Thanks for the inspiration

Wow! Love it! I'm partial to coffee-related items!

Gorgeous! And I want to make one myself now... Only with tea instead, lol. Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

I envy your creativity! I bet this was so fun to make!

Very impressive - love your paper napkin technique and the distressed look.
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You are brave using one of your favorite napkins! I would totally mess it up. :( This project is spectacular!! Wonderful job!
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I love the way you've put this together and the result is elegant and delicious. Jenny x

What a lovely technique and simply gorgeous result!

What a wonderful project, and great technique, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

HI Joanna, such a fabulous plaque - love the background - perfect for that beautiful lady.
Lovely to see you sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Wow.... Joanna, this is such a gorgeous wall decor. I love the beautiful image and the color scheme you created. What a stunning piece of art work. :)

Hi Joanna...I love this coffee theme! Great napkin work, and the edging looks so natural! ummm...time for a coffee I think ;)
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight J.
Dot x

WOW - I have never seen a napkin transform into an AMAZING plaque before - it looks AWESOME!!!

THANK YOU for sharing this exciting technique and your creative inspiration :)

Wow! Who could've known a napkin could've been transformed into such a masterpiece?? I was really impressed with such a clever technique and with the overall look of this project. I adore the retro feel it has and love the coffee mug rings you included. The color palette is lovely and the whole thing screams COFFEE!! What a wonderful tribute to your "obsession." :) Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us this week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Neat idea! I love how this turned out. Extra special with the stamping too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

This was a napkin? No, I don't believe it. This piece is just gorgeous and it just can't be a napkin. LOL

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