Shabby Chic Tissue Paper Cardboard Panels

Today I am sharing with you a technique for using up all those left over pieces of tissue paper that you had left over after doing the tissue paper bleeding technique earlier.

I wanted to use the tissue paper pieces to add both colour and a texture to recycled cardboard so this is what I came up with.

1. To begin you will need some cardboard taken from boxes, if you lightly peel off from the corner of the cardboard you will reveal a little of the corrugated board underneath.

How much corrugation you reveal depends what you plan on using it for, if you want to stamp on it then you need to keep some of the backing intact so you have a flat area to stamp on.

If like me your just going to use it as a mounting board then you can peel off and remove most of the backing.

2. Once you have your corrugated cardboard you need to squirt a dollop of clear drying glue (e.g. pva) and an equal amount of white gesso onto the board.

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3. Next squirt some water over the top of the glue and gesso and then paint the mixture across the entire board.

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4. Working quickly so that the mixture doesn’t have chance to dry start placing random pieces of tissue paper across the corrugated board.

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5. Use your brush to press the tissue paper into the grooves of the corrugated board.

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6. If you find the glue/gesso & water mixture starts to dry add more so that you can paint a light coat over the top of the tissue.

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7. Continue until the entire board is covered with tissue, if you overlap the pieces you will add a nice texture. Once you are happy with how it looks, set it aside to dry.

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Once it’s dried you’ll notice because you have used a 50/50 mixture of glue and gesso that the layer of white is actually a lot more transparent than what it would be normally thus giving the textured tissue paper a kind of shabby chic effect.

These boards are ideal for mounting handmade cards, tags, artwork or even quotes onto and cost nothing to make!

You can add further layers of paint if you wish by highlighting the corrugated ridges with ink or paint.

Here are my corrugated shabby chic tissue paper panels plus a couple of close ups below:

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The following board has been painted along the ridges and edges with black paint to add more texture and distress:

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This technique also works well on flat surfaces too, here are 2 tags backgrounds I created:

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This is what the tags looked like after I distressed them with ink:

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Below is a sneaky peek of a project I made with the boards, I’ll share that on my main blog shortly:

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I hope you enjoy playing with this technique, more technique make overs coming soon!

Trish Bee
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Tissue Paper Bleeding Dyed Paper Flowers

I’m having so much fun with the tissue paper bleeding technique and I can’t stop! Don’t worry though as I am moving onto Caught In Crystal Technique soon so you can have a break:/

Today I’m showing you my fabtastic paper flowers that I dyed using this technique, here they are below, no explanation really necessary as I followed the instructions in my tutorial for making backgrounds!

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Don’t they look cool? My favourite part about them was the gorgeous background they created on the paper which was revealed after I’d removed the flowers:

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Neat huh?

Incase the above pictures aren’t enough here’s a another to share:

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I will be sharing another technique with tissue paper this weekend, this time using the actual left over tissue paper from the bleeding technique. Watch this space!

Trish Bee
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Various Cards & Art Using Tissue Paper Bleeding Technique

Over on my main blog Trish Bee’s Art-Venture I’ve been sharing various bits of handmade art using the tissue paper bleeding backgrounds.

Here are a few sneak peeks, don’t forget to visit my blog for more indepth information and pictures.

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Watch this space as I have a new tutorial coming up in the next few days!

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Easy 3 Step Tissue Paper Masking Tape Tutorial

Continuing on with my Tissue Paper Bleeding Theme I am going to share with you an easy peasy technique for making your own printed washi/masking tape!

It is very easy to create, here are the photographic 3 steps!

Step 1: Take a non-stick work sheet (teflon cooking liners also work) and peel off strips of masking tape and stick them onto the surface like so:

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Step 2: Spray the masking tape with water, completely cover with tissue paper and then place a sheet of card over the top and leave it to dry overnight. When you come to remove the tissue papers your masking tape will look something like this:

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Step 3: Use a sheet of card as a mask to protect the individual strips of tape and stamp random designs directly onto the colourful tape:

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Now you have some unique printed masking tape to use in your art projects!

I haven’t used mine yet, and yes it still remained sticky despite all that water I sprayed on it!

Close Up:

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Handmade Watercolour Doiley Cards

Check out the cards I made using the tissue paper dyed doileys I created with the tissue paper bleeding backgrounds technique!

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Today I’m sharing with you 2 handmade cards which I created using the waterecoloured doileys that I made using the tissue paper tutorial I wrote on artrospectives.

These are pretty simple and no explanation is necessary!

I’m entering these cards into the Simon Says Stamp And Show Anything Goes challenge theme this week.

I added embellishments using washi tape and brad dot stickers, the doileys are mounted on white corrugated card to make the colours pop.

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Watercolour Backgrounds With Tissue Paper

When I said I wanted to go back to the beginning and revisit older techniques, I didn’t realise how far back I’d end up going! It must be at least 2 decades since I last played with this technique, it’s shocking how much time flies!

Tissue Paper bleeding is a fantastic way of creating multicolour backgrounds, what I love about it best of all is that its totally random and you have no real control over the end result. It’s like waiting for magic to happen!

To kick us off with this technique I’m going to first go through the original version of the technique and then at the end I’m going to add my Technique Make Over Tips.

Traditional Method

Items Required For This Technique:

  • Coloured Tissue Paper –

For this technique you need the cheap coloured tissue paper, don’t buy the acid free varieties because they are bleed proof. I bought mine from the children’s craft aisle, the brand is graphix, it comes in very bright vibrant colours.

Before I began I tore a big box full of tissue paper in a variety of sizes so that I had pieces to grab and go with when I was experimenting with this technique.

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  • Spray Bottle Of Water –

The other item you’ll need is a spray bottle full of water, you can use the garden type sprayers as you want to be generous with the water application.

  • Several Sheets Of White Card Stock –

It doesn’t really matter what type or colour of card stock or paper you use; obviously white is going to give you the better results but there is no rules which state you have to use white, you could even use patterned scrapbook paper.

How To Create –

1. Generously spray water all over your card stock.

2. Working quickly layer a variety of coloured tissue paper pieces across the card surface.

For best results: make sure you keep overlapping the tissue papers and keep adding a mist of water over the top as you work, the more water you add the better the colour bleeds from the tissue paper.

At this point it will look something like this:

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3. Once you’ve covered the card with tissue paper, take another sheet of plain white card and place it directly over the top of the wet tissue paper to create a sandwich.

4. Run your fingertips across the back of the card to press them together then set it aside to dry.

The longer you leave it to dry the better the colour bleed results.

I checked after 4 hours and was happy with the results, but for most of the backgrounds I left it to air dry naturally overnight.

5. Once the background is dry, separate your card sandwich and collect all the tissue papers together to use in a future project (I have one to share with you!)

Because you created a card sandwich you will end up with not one, but 2 beautiful colourful watercolour backgrounds!

Each background is unique, you can make up a stash in one session to use in future projects.

Here are a couple of mine :

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Make Over Tips For Tissue Paper Bleeding Technique:

  • Tissue Paper Shapes Watercolour:

Cut shapes from tissue paper for a themed background, for example hearts or circles:

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  • Die Cut Ghosting Effect:

Place die cuts onto the card stock before you layer with tissue paper to create both a shaped ghosted area within your finished background and also a gain watercolour die cut shape afterwards!

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More die cut backgrounds:

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  • Stencil Ghosting Tissue Paper Background Technique:

Use your stencils to create a ghosted white out area in your background, the beauty of this is that you can create both a positive and negative effect from the stencils!

Simply spray the card with water first, layer stencils over the top, spray more water and then layer over your tissue paper.

Make sure you cover the entire design, use your fingertips to poke the tissue into the smaller areas of the design.

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Background Result:

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Another Stencil Background:

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  • White Vinegar Tissue Paper Bleeding:

Instead of using water on your background you can use distilled white vinegar, this results in a more vibrant colour bleed effect as you can see from the background samples below:

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  • Tissue Paper Bleeding With Doileys:

You can dye paper doileys (and anything else made from paper for that matter!) using this technique as you can see from the examples below:

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Background created with the doileys:

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  • Crumpled Tissue Paper Bleeding Backgrounds:

If you completely wet the sheet of card stock it allows you to crumple the sheet very easily, just keep spraying water over the top until your happy with the crumpled effect.

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More Make Over Tips Coming Soon!

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Welcome To artrospectives

Hello and welcome to my new blog;

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artrospectives – Technique Make Overs With Trish Bee

Many of you may or probably may not be aware of my other 2 blogs which I write; Techniques Zone and my own personal art blog Trish Bee’s Art-Venture which have both been around for some time now.

Techniques Zone features my old archives of all the rubber stamping, card making and mixed media techniques and projects I have written over the years.

Some of the projects are in my opinion dated now, mainly because a lot of them where written before the joys of digital cameras and webcams so I had to rely heavily upon the written word to describe the step by steps involved in the tutorials.

I’ve wanted for some time now to go right back to the beginning and update my old techniques and revisit them and give them a brand new make over, using more up to date products and of course feature lots of step by step photographs too!

And that dear reader is how the idea for this blog came about!

I struggled to think up a name to describe what I wanted to do, then my other half came up with the idea of artrospectives; a mash up of the words retrospective and art.

I wasn’t sure and had to check the dictionary to see what the definition was and this is what I found:

ret·ro·spec·tive  

adj.

1. Looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past.
2. Looking or directed backward.
3. Applying to or influencing the past; retroactive.
4. Of, relating to, or being a retrospective: a retrospective art exhibition.
n.
An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.
After reading the definition I decided it was a perfect title and description for what I wanted to do so I HAD to use it!
So here it is…
artrospectives – Technique Make Overs With Trish Bee
Technique Revival, revisiting old stamping, card making and mixed media art techniques and giving them a fresh make over and modern twist using new tools and art supplies that we didn’t have way back then!
I hope you’ll join me in my new art-ventures and sign up to receive email updates.