Thursday 8 November 2018

Tissue Paper Background

Back again so soon as I've been having more fun with tissue paper.
This time I thought I would make a background but loved it so much I've just left it in all its prettiness!
I started by choosing blue, lime green and yellow Dina Wakley heavy duty acrylic paint - I gelli-printed through several different stencils, bubble wrap and cardboard onto white tissue paper to get several prints. 
These were then torn into strips, along with a beautiful butterfly tissue paper (I love this, especially as all the tissue paper is free, from gift wrapped items bought in various shops). Plus card with a bold lettering on it.
Once I had adhered all this paper down into my little Watercolour Journal, I sat and looked at it....the colours are SO pretty.... I got a little stuck as to which direction to go, the age old problem of not wanting to ruin it!! Well, I have given myself permission to just leave it as is... no need to mess anymore!

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tissue Paper Challenge

I recently purchased a small journal, it's called a Seawhite Watercolour Travel Journal. I saw some gorgeous posts from Clare Lloyd and noticed that she had used a similar book - same dimensions and paper weight just Moleskine instead. As my local art shop sold a Seawhite version, A6 size and at a great price (under £10) I thought I would have a go...
and I LOVE it!
It takes mixed media quite happily as you can see from my tissue paper background (blue leaves from a paper napkin.... all good for entering into the Paperartsy challenge which is to use tissue paper.

I added some watercolour, bubble-wrap printing.

Stamped some little star shaped flowers from a Kay Carley stamp set.

And created some flowers from a much loved Ellen Vargo stamp set.

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel