Sospeso Trasparente Features
While working with napkins you should use only the top layer which contains an image. You can use any decoupage glue while gluing a napkin onto the special transparent film. Depending on the desirable effect, there are two ways to glue the napkin:
- Glue it face-up to create an effect of velvet
- Glue it face-down to create an effect of glass or polished surface
Using napkins in your compositions you create an impression of light and transparent object. It’s also possible to color the composition with acrylic paints, but in this case you should glue a napkin face-up to a film.
For example, you can create a composition with bright and velvet-looking flower petal.
There are several features which you need to consider while working with double-sided and thick decoupage paper.
Firstly, the paper should be placed into water for several minutes. Thus the paper becomes more flexible, more stretchable and easier to model. Before the decoupage paper is glued onto the film, you should remove any excess water present on the paper.
Secondly, use stronger glue, because the decoupage paper is rather thick. Glue a decoupage paper onto a film using a small amount of glue. Using a brush remove all bubbles of air between a paper and a film. Do not put any glue on the top side of a decoupage paper, otherwise it will be damaged while modeling with embossing burins.
It’s really very easy to work with special transparent film:
- cut the image along the contour (try not to scratch the film)
- heat the film using a candle and model a composition with embossing burins
You can color a film using usual acrylic paints or acrylic paints with the effect of metallic, nacre, etc.