Coffee Napkins

I have a favorite coffee shop in town (who doesn’t?).  Sometimes they have coffee/cocktail napkins with very cool designs.  I have used these napkins before with decoupage, with very nice results.  BUT- it is tissue paper, so you need to be gentle.  The napkins are always 2-ply, so first you should separate the backing tissue from the image tissue.

Tonight I experimented with gluing the tissue down onto a heartier paper stock.  My mother-in-law who painted with watercolors had a large number of poster proofs for some reason.  The paper is fantastic, and the proof images do not show through the heavy stock.  So, now I simply cut the stock down to size and use it as substrate.

Here you can see that I’ve used some PVA to glue down some napkin tissue to the blank side of the stock.  Once it’s dry, I can cut it and use in my projects.  Happy!   ~TH~

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Here’s the image side of my stock
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Here is the blank side, with the tissue image glued down

Dragon Stationery For Stamp Convention

I have a limited edition set of note cards to celebrate the 132nd annual Philatelic Convention in Columbus OH August 9-12.  4 cards (blank inside) with envelopes, just $10.  FREE SHIPPING!

Visit the Hitt Paper Art store and order now!

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(Re)Setting Up Shop

I have learned a few things lately, mostly about things I don’t need. I originally set up a website for Hitt Paper Art that is way more complex than necessary. As usual, I mostly just need a blog for communication with my friends and my customers.

Ta-da! Here it is. I will be leisurely dismantling the old site (the dot com site), and placing all of the important information about the cards and artwork here. Thanks to you folks who are checking in. More to come soon. ~Tom~