As you can see holly is a very pale wood, almost white, ever since we thought of making shuttles with the wood we had planned on having sprigs of holly on them. Since that time we have searched high and low for transfers. Many months ago Decoromana made a comment on this blog suggesting decoupage and using napkins. Today I went in search of them, after all this is the right time of year! A nearby town proofed to be hopeless and walking in and out of countless shops looking for them I almost gave up hope. However, I then went to a local supermarket and of course there they were looking at me from the shelf and just crying out to be purchased! Also there are so many sprigs on each napkin, isn't that great?
See they fit onto the wood perfectly, okay the cutting out isn't too good but I have only just rushed home with them and wanted to try them out for size. Now please you decoupage experts out there, have you got any advice i.e. what glue to use etc. "I'm in the garage" is expert at varnishing but how many coats?
As I said these may or may not be ready for Christmas a lot depends on how well the holly copes with the next stage of the process, not to mention the attempts at decoupage. Will keep you informed.