tissue paper background

For a long time I have been wanting to try the tissue paper background technique and I finally found time to play. I made quite few backgrounds with this technique but haven’t used them all as yet. I decided on this one for the Cardz 4 Galz inspiration idea card. It is a very strong coloured background but so pretty with the white die cut added on top.

To do the technique I crumpled up tissue paper and without smoothing it too much, (I wanted the wrinkles). I glued it to some scrap card stock. As I glued it down I kept wrinkling the tissue so a few small ridges occurred. When the glue was dry I used Colour Burst powders and a spritz of water to blend them with this result. After the colour had dried I took some gold paste on my finger and gently added it to the ridges here and there.

The die cut was cut down to fit and then glued on top of the background. Die is from Stamplorations. I had the gold frame circle leftover and added a thin sentiment strip behind it. Sentiment from Itty bitty Basics by MFT. Using some fine thread I added some to the layer winding it round and round until I felt there was enough and then I tied a small bow. Also added some thread to the bottom of the card for more interest. I kept the sentiment very simple and small because this is a busy card. For the same reason I’ve not added any additional embellishments.

Thanks for dropping in to take a look and I wish you a beautiful day. Your comments are appreciated and welcome.

6 thoughts on “tissue paper background

    1. This one came out quite dark so at first I wasn’t sure how I would use it. I do like the tissue technique though.


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