Repurposed Napkin Collage

caspari new dollar feature

I was pleased when I straightened some drawers in my studio I ran across more beach themed Caspari brand napkins.

 

sand dollar feature
10 x 10 Mixed Media “A Million Dollars”

I recently had a pow wow with Cathy, owner of Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon and she loved the piece I did recently that had the saying ” The beach makes me feel like a million dollars.”  I mean sand dollars, LOL.  She requested I make several new pieces with that saying.

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Last year I made this wreath with the Caspari napkins and it was very popular so I tried making a 6 x 12 assemblage using the napkins.   I have enough of the napkins that I can make several of these this summer as they (hopefully) sell.

 

caspari start

 

I cut 3 pieces of foam board to simulate the sand dollars and used  actual shells to decoupage with the napkin pieces.

 

caspari new dollar feature

 

I cut a 6 x 12″ piece of 300 lb.watercolor paper and attached the foam board sand dollars and shells.  I still have some shrink film (I am soooo addicted to it) and made a banner with the saying that I hope will be a big seller this year.  Then I applied a watercolor border with a few splatters for good measure.

 

caspari banner

 

Last, I  I ordered a 6 x 12 white wood frame for this assemblage, but it hasn’t arrived yet.  I also ordered three more 6 x 12 canvas boards and plan to make at least three more of these assemblages to sell this summer.

caspari new dollar feature

So I will wait patiently for Spring Break when the tourists descend on our little town!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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