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Faux Maritime Paintings

Add the summer at the beach feeling to your home within a day. You can easily create such maritime paintings without even knowing how to paint. With just paint, cracking medium and your choice of paper napkins, you will be having fun making pictures to decorate all rooms of your home.



Faux Sailboat Painting - Paper Napkin Applique

For this project you will need:

- canvas boards size 13 cm x 18 cm (or 5 x 7 inches)
- paper napkins or tissues with martime motifs
- light colored acrylic paint that matches the background color of your motifs
- dark colored acrylic paint in a matching contrast color
- cracking medium
- soft wide paintbrushes
- decoupage glue


1. First you will base coat your canvas in the dark contrast color. Here ocker yellow (light brown) was chosen.
2. Once your canvas is dry, paint it with a coat of cracking medium.
3. Here comes the fun part! Once the cracking medium is dry, take your wide soft paint brush and dip it into the yellow paint. Stroke in one direction over the cracking medium. Immediately you will notice the paint starting to crack. Do not stroke the paint over the same place twice or the effect will be ruined. Continue until the canvas is covered. Put aside to dry. 
4. Once the paint is dry, you can continue with the decoupage techinque. Tear the paper napkin edges so that they are soft and natural. A straight line does not look well. Remove all but the top layer of the tissue or napkin and follow the tutorial here to apply the napkin to the canvas.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Applique


Faux Lighthouse Painting - Paper Napkin Applique
The napkin had also a lighthouse motif which looks quite nice.





A Selection of Summer Crafts

Seashell Picture Frame

Seashell Votive Candle Decoration

Paint a Fish Acrylic Painting

Seashell Wreath for the Summer

Shindle with Lighthouse Motif

Embossed Metal Angel Fish Plant Poke

Seashell Trinket Box

Natural Seashell Wreath

Maritime Decoupage Paintings

Maritime Votive

Faux Lighthouse Painting - Paper Napkin Applique



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