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tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique (karma: 25)
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:14 AM
Edited by Kathy (58629) on 2006-04-22 11:17:22 Kathy is not left handed
Made sticky by Theresa (28613) on 2006-04-23 00:29:52

(by the way, I am NOT left handed, I was holding the camera in the right hand and so the only free hand was the left one ;) )

You need:

- napkin varnish (avaible in craft shops)
- a brush
- old newspaper (to cover everything for not having a BIG mess)
- napkins with pretty pictures
- something where you want to add the pictures (in this case a pointeshoe)
- a palette or something similar to it (I used the package of candy)

The pictures explain how to do it, you can PM me or write into this thread if you have questions.
BE CAREFUL with the napkins. You only use the layer wher the picture is printed on it and this layer is VERY thin. It also becomes wet because of the varnish. This causes the napkin to rip into pieces very easily. So be careful with it.
You can also cut out the pictures with scissors, but I prefer the look of the ripped out motif, that´s why I did it this way.

Kathy

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/KathyKesby/napkin/nap02.jpg'

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115 Replies to tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique

re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Honeymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2842, member since Wed Jul 06, 2005
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:50 AM
Yay!!!!!!! Tutorial!!!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By balletbree Comments: 1016, member since Thu Jun 05, 2003
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:55 AM
You are have so much ingenuity. I can't wait to try this out but I'll have to wait till my second pair of pointes die.
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 01:27 PM
Just a suggestion: It might look prettier with no napkin covering the platform of the pointe shoe. First of all, it looks as if the napkin is bunching up there and secondly, at least with the pair you used, there was no satin on the platform, so having napkin looks a bit strange... It might look better on a different pair with satin on the platform though!

Love,
tutuless
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By DancinMad_Kayley Comments: 18, member since Fri Mar 17, 2006
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 01:43 PM
Thanks ! I'll try it once my pointe shoes are ruined. I just got a knew pair though and they are only my first pair.

Love DancinMad_Kayley
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 01:50 PM
Uhm, tutuless, do you have bad eyes? ;)
There is no napkin on the platform in this case (I DID create some pointes with napkin on the platform, but not here.)
What you can see is the rest of the satin.

Kathy
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By GrubbleBubblemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3880, member since Mon Nov 07, 2005
On Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:43 PM
Wow thanks so much!! And it seems like you went into lots of trouble to do the tutorial. Thanks again. I can't wait to try it.
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By teddo1member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1158, member since Fri May 13, 2005
On Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:04 AM
kathy, thank you SO much!!!

what are some examples of other things you can use the napkin technique on?

you're so talented!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sun Apr 23, 2006 03:46 AM
You can decorate nearly everything that is hard. Wood, porcelain, plastik,...
Wood that doesn´t has varnish on it yet works best.

Kathy
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By teddo1member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1158, member since Fri May 13, 2005
On Sun Apr 23, 2006 05:57 AM
wonderful, i think i might do it to my ballet barre.. does it work on painted wood? (i painted the wood myself and it's a flat surface)
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sun Apr 23, 2006 06:04 AM
Yes, it would work on your barre. It works better there when you paint everything with the varnish three or even four times. (You wouldn´t want everything to rub off when you do your training!)

Kathy
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:55 PM
Then get the stupid satin off, it's burning my eeeeeyes!!! *runs around yelling*
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By jessthackmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 145, member since Fri Apr 08, 2005
On Mon Apr 24, 2006 05:10 PM
wow this is great can you do this with material or other fabrics etc
great cant wait to try
thanks
jessthack
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Tue Apr 25, 2006 03:03 AM
It works best on not painted wood or ceramic (surfaces that are flat but where the varnish can go inside a tiny bit). For fabric it isnt that good, only if you use things that are more stiff and do not bend that much. The frbaic CANNOT be washed after doing it anymore!

If you decorate wood or ceramic for example you can clean it with a wet fabric later and if you don´t rub too extremly nothing will happen.

Kathy
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Merfi Comments: 3099, member since Wed Jan 18, 2006
On Tue Apr 25, 2006 03:19 AM
They look so cute! I'm gonna get out my dead pointe shoes and have a go!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By DancerJBH4member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 360, member since Sat Apr 22, 2006
On Tue May 02, 2006 06:14 PM
I love that idea! It's so cute! Thanks for sharing. And you were nice enough to include the directions and pictures!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By SilverBellamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2198, member since Sun Apr 09, 2006
On Mon May 08, 2006 08:14 PM
Yay something to try as soon as I'm able to part with a pair of my pointes..lol I don't want to hurt them! Yes, I'm insane! ha ha And I too thought that there was napkins on the platforms...*stupid eyes, stupid!*
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique (karma: 1)
By Liritmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4789, member since Sat May 18, 2002
On Tue May 16, 2006 03:31 AM
So basically, the "napkin technique" is... decoupaging. I *heart* decoupage.
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Lalummember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2036, member since Fri Feb 11, 2005
On Tue May 16, 2006 12:22 PM
That is the coolest thing in the world!!!!!!! I have to try now. Thanks for the tutorial!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Armwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3108, member since Fri May 20, 2005
On Wed May 17, 2006 06:02 PM
That is so beautiful and unique!

I never would have come up with such an insane idea.

It's sooo cute!

ForgottenPlie
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By flamefairy Comments: 101, member since Thu Dec 01, 2005
On Fri May 26, 2006 08:53 PM
well done kathy!!! a friend and i tried that, but with normal varnish, TRUST ME DONT DO IT!!! IT DOESNT STICK!!!we glued glitter on too, and that looks really pretty. its sooo much fun!!!
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By DanceForCraic Comments: 2840, member since Sun Apr 07, 2002
On Fri May 26, 2006 09:13 PM
Those are the cutest!! Do you think they'll work on old Irish dance hardshoes? They're leather... what do you think? I'll be very jealous if you say no.
~Chelsea~
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10712, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat May 27, 2006 04:25 AM
the best material is something where the varnish can soak into. I´ve never tried leather, you can try.

But aren´t Irish shoes black? Then I´m sorry - it will not work. The background needs to be light, white is best, but the pink of pointes workes well also (as you can see here).

Kathy
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By blackrose92x Comments: 25, member since Wed May 31, 2006
On Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:01 AM
this is a really cool idea.i did that once on wood but i dint thinck that you can do that on point shoes to.its so cute.thanks so much for sharing.but first i got to get my hands on some died out point shoes
re: tutorial: how to do a pointeshoe (or something else) with napkin technique
By TapStar2 Comments: 920, member since Thu May 26, 2005
On Thu Jun 01, 2006 02:31 PM
there soo kool i love it and really want to try it xxx
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