September 24, 2013

oh napkin, my napkin

hi dear blogfriends, it's been a long time, too long.
I still haven't been able to work on my laptop or desk, but miss working on mini's a lot and I got to think of - and making - something (very) simple that is within my current possibillities. Which might not even be worth showing here, but I do anyway, since I do think it's realistic and nice and might interest at least some of you.



please let me know if anyone's interested in a tutorial on them, because if so I will write one and place a link in this post to my tutorials, tips & trics II section (at your own risk that is, it's a teensy bit tricky for your printer, don't know if they all respond well to it or what the longterm effect on a printer might be, although in itself it's very simple to do).
UPDATE: here's the link to the tutorial.

how about the dollarbill napkins, aren't they fun? Found them in a store once and think they're great!
credits for the props go to Don Henry for the amazing one-of-a-set-squirrel napkinring and Elisabeth Causseret for her always lovely and delicate pottery. The (actually 1:24/quarter scale) candlestickholder is of no specific maker as are the grapes. The napkinholder is of my own making, but very delicate and very difficult to handle without loosening the joints (had to choose superglue)
 

I've a lot of great ideas (I think ;) ) of things that are way more fun and interesting than napkins, besides finishing my laptop and desk, but that will take (quite some) time I'm afraid. So for now I ask for your - and my - patience once again. I do look at your blogs once in a while and love what amazing things I see, keep it up and take care!

17 comments:

  1. ohhhhhhhhh! I love the napkin y the money. A tutorial about them will be wonderful!!! thank you. Hugs

    Auxi

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  2. Your napkins are fantastic.
    A tutorial about them will be great.

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  3. The napkins are lovely and the napkin's ring is gorgeous. Tutorials are always very welcome. Thank you.
    Hugs, Drora

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  4. Hi Monique, the napkin holder you made is really fantastic, sooo tiny and I like the napkins too!
    We'll wait patiently for your return into the blog world, take your time and....take good care for yourself :D! See you!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  5. It is good to hear from you again, Monique! I love the napkin holder you made.

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  6. Hello Monique! Your work is always Exceptional! I am so happy to hear from you again and even if it is only with baby steps. Thank you for taking the time to introduce these teeny tiny Objects of Desire! I would love a tutorial (at you connivence ). Looking forward to it!

    elizabeth

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  7. Thank you all for your enthousiastic and warm comments! A tutorial it is then, I will happily write one for you. And since it's a simple one, it will not take too long probably. Warm wishes, Monique

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  8. The napkins are great! Wishing once more that I had a printer =) But it may look easier than it is to do this beautiful small pieces =)
    Hannah

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    1. Hi Hannah, Thanks! I'm sorry you don't have a printer, I can understand you often wish you had one... It's very convenient in our hobby. Hopefully you can have one one day..

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  9. Hi Monique! :D
    I am with you, just luvvvv the dollar napkins! Wiping my mouth with a 100 dollar bill is a long time suppressed longing for me, I guess I have been in denial for too long
    And now seeing this pic brought it all to the surface :))
    The napkin holder also is too cute!
    Glad to read your post!!
    hugs,
    Gee

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    1. Hi Gee, great to read you love those dollar napkins too! Haha, isn't that a lovely decadent thought ;) I just wrote the tutorial and you can download the picture for the dollarnapkins as well, so you can finally satisfy that long lasted urge (albeit that it's a tiny version of it, but the smell of a dollarbill doesn't make me want to use a real one anyway, haha!

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  10. They're so sweet! I've been thinking of napkins myself recently and was thinking that they'd probably be best printed onto a relatively fragile tissue paper (which I has yet haven't been able to find) and I think I read somewhere that to print on tissue the way to do it was to attach it to normal paper with a light spray of adhesive - on one of the papers only so that it's temporary - and release the layers of tissue and paper as soon as possible. Pretty much like we do when printing fabric - is that how you carried your fine paper through the printer? I'd also be interested in knowing just what paper you did use.

    Hope you're able to do all that you want really soon!!!

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    1. Thanks Norma, you're sweet! And you're right, it is best printed on fragile tissue paper, I use a single layer of our regular 3-layered tissueboxtissues, are perfect for it! Your tip about spray adhesive is welcome, I implemented it in my tutorial, for anyone who wants to use that (I don't like the stuff and taping it works well, at least for me). Hope that you are helped with it and can soon make your own mini-napkins!

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