1. First you need to paint the canvas board in the darker constrasting color and let it dry before continuing.
2. Once the paint is dry, add a coat of crackling medium to the surface and let it again dry before continuing.
3. Now comes the fun part. Brush on the white paint and make sure not to go over the same brush stroke twice. Cover the canvas completely with the paint and watch how the medium almost immediately starts to crackle. Let the paint dry before continuing.
4. Tear your paper napkin motif out that you wish to use. You can see here the soft pink edge around the scallops was torn, rather than cut. The tearing gives the picture a more natural look to it. If you cut it out the lines look harsh. Remove all but the top layer of the paper napkin motif you choose to use. Lay it over the canvas and then brush a thin coat of paper napkin applique glue over the napkin. Start in the middle of the motif and work your way out to the edges, trying to avoid any wrinkling of the napkin and also being careful not to tear the napkin once it is saturated with the glue.
This picture was kept flat. But if you wanted to add extra detail, you could take a second napkin quarter and prepare 3 cupcakes separately onto to card, using the “Paper Napkin Applique With Fusible Web Technique” and then adhere the motifs with 3-D foam tape over the motifs on the canvas to give them depth.