March 19, 2009

DIY: Serviette Technique Tutorial

Here's the serviette technique tutorial, quick and easy! Hope you enjoy it.

What you need:

  • Napkin with the motif you have chosen

  • Scissors

  • Object you want the motif placed on - porecain, ceramic, glass, cloth, paper, etc.

  • Medium. Bear in mind regular glue will not work. For this I used Marabu GmbH & Co.'s porcelain medium.

  • Soft, flat-tipped brush (painting brushes work best).

1. Make sure the object you are decorating is free of dust and grease.

2. Carefully cut out the motif you want to use.

3. Remove the uppermost printed layer (you want to use that one) and discard the others.

4. Place motif on the object you want decorated and using the brush gently apply medium over the motif, making sure you start from center and work your way to the edges.

5. Let it dry for at least 4 hours.

6. Place in preheated oven (170C, 338F) and bake for about 30 minutes.

7. Once the object is cooled, apply lacquer (Marabu offers a wide range of lacquers) and let dry.

Quick and easy!

Here's what I have right now (before baking):

After applying lacquer:


  • When working on anything but glass, Marabu (or any other company that has products for the serviette technique) offers varnishes in a wide range of colors that you should apply before glueing the motif. Make sure the varnish is dry before continuing with the motif. A good practice is to choose color close to the color of the motif.

  • When looking for motifs don't limit yourselves to napkins only. You can use almost anything - from newspaper cutouts, through thin gift paper, to leaves and flowers.
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At Home Mommy Knits said...

That is adorable! Too cool....thanks for the tutorial.

Karen said...

Oh look, a tutorial already!! Your jar came out so cute!!! What a great idea and it looks like a lot of fun to do.

Evy said...

Thank you for the kind comments!

I went and equipped myself with supplies for the decopatch, so there is another tutorial in the works!

woolywumpus said...

Your jar looks great - can't wait to see a picture of it dried and baked! Thanks for the tutorial.